Date posted: 29/07/2019 4 min read

South Island regional news July 2019

Welcome to the July edition of Insight for the South Island.

In brief

  • Regional update
  • Upcoming events

Regional update

It was fantastic in July to have our first member event for the year in Nelson. Simon Orr CA, the Corporate Services Manager at Nelson Airport, organised a fantastic site visit of the Airport and of the Nelson Aviation College.  A couple of photo's below, including one of our 2 lucky winners of the 30min Boeing 737 simulator competition.

Nelson Airport

NKMoA Maori Student Scholarships

Applications are now open for the annual Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Ngā Kaitatua Māori o Aotearoa (NKMoA) scholarships. The CA ANZ Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship and CA ANZ Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship are offered to students of Māori heritage, who are in their second or subsequent year of study. The scholarships provide a level of financial support to help students on their education journey and develop skills in accounting. Applications close Thursday, 1 August 2019.


Student Registrations for the Achiever Programme open 29 July for a 2 week period.  The programme is open to students currently undertaking tertiary studies in business commerce, or accounting in either New Zealand or Australia and are looking for paid work experience opportunities in business and accounting over the summer break.  

A mentor can make a difference

Mentor Exchange connects the skills and knowledge of our experienced members with early and mid-career CAs. Mentees can build professional connections and benefit from an experienced member's knowledge and insights. Getting involved as a mentor is extremely rewarding as you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a member's career. 

Running from October 2019 to April 2020, for just six months, you could enjoy one of the most rewarding professional relationships you’ll experience. We give you the support you need to succeed in the program and for taking part you will receive six CPD hours. 

The programme has limited capacity, so register now to avoid disappointment. Registrations close Monday 12 August 2019.

Upcoming events

Automation in Practice Management – Immersive Workshop NZ

CA Catalyst has teamed up with leading automation experts to provide practical tips, advice and direction when adopting automation within your accounting practice.

This 4 hour workshop will be held on Tuesday 6th August and spaces are limited!

Queenstown Conference 2019 | 13-14 September

The Otago Southland Queenstown Conference is back for another year and we are delighted to be hosting our 25th Annual Conference.

We are finalising a great line up of speakers including Ed Timings, Liam Malone and Melissa Clark-Reynolds who will address this year's theme - "Beyond the Numbers".

Registrations will open soon so save the date in your calendar.

Christchurch New Member & 25 Year Milestone Ceremony

We are delighted to invite members, family and friends to attend our 2019 Christchurch New Member & 25 Year Milestone Ceremony taking place on Thursday 19th of September at The Christchurch Town Hall.

Join us to celebrate and recognise our newest graduates and 25 year milestone achievers. 

Canterbury Women’s SIG 

We have a fantastic Women’s event taking place on Wednesday 28th August at the Westpac Building on Cashel Street.

Our guest speaker, Kate Russell, former President of the Fundraising Institute of NZ and the Rotary Club of New Horizons, will give an entertaining and informative talk on the "Fundamental life lessons from fifty years of fun". Attendees go in the draw for an Anna Stretton Experience (value up to $1200) 

Save the Date – Nelson Marlborough Regional Conference 

Its back for another year! The 2019 Nelson Marlborough Regional Conference is locked in for Thursday 14th November at The Rutherford Hotel.

We have some great speakers lined up to present on this year’s theme of “Adapting for the Future” Make note of that date in your diaries and keep an eye out for the event invitation which will be out in September. 

Southland Milestone Members’ Luncheon | 2 August

Every year we host a special function in each region to celebrate and honour our long serving members as they receive their 25, 40, 50, 60 and 70 year membership awards.

Southland Gala Dinner | 2 August

You are warmly invited to join us at the 2019 Southland Gala certificate presentation ceremony and dinner. We will congratulate and welcome our recent graduates of the Chartered Accountant, Associate Chartered Accountant, and Accounting Technician Colleges. 

We are also honoured to celebrate the Conferment of our 2018 Southland Fellows - Joe O'Connell, Mark Bain and Steve Ruru.

Certificates will be presented by Peter Rupp, FCA - Vice President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

Central Otago Gala Dinner | 20 November

We invite you to join us at this special event to honour and celebrate our New Members and Milestone Members in the Central Otago region.