Date posted: 18/06/2018 5 min read

Wellington Regional Update June 2018

Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu and Whanganui are back with events and conferences to assist your professional development in 2018

In brief

  • Recent events and activities
  • Upcoming events in the Wellington region

Wellington events from the last month

The CA ANZ Women in Business one-day Conference at Te Papa on Wednesday 6 June

This is an annual event and is always well attended with a great line up of speakers. This year speakers covered gender pay parity, diversity, inclusivity, career development and adaptability for the future. Make sure you start thinking about registering for the 2019 Women in Business conference, as this continues to to be a beneficial event.

Milestone Members' Lunch on Wednesday 20 June at the Intercontinental Hotel

These awards recognise 25, 40, 50, 60 and 70 years of continuous membership to the professional body. This year we had about 110 members eligible for awards in Wellington. This year included three members who were eligible for 70 years of membership. Among these was Sir George Chapman FCA who reflected on his 70 years of membership as a member and his professional journey.                     

What's coming up

Public Sector SIG: Business Partnering

The 10-part session starts in August and includes webinars and small group facilitated sessions by public sector leaders. It focuses on one of the most topical areas that agencies are currently struggling with, that is, business partnering with corporates.

The interactive course will provide the opportunity to understand the difference between traditional finance roles and business partnering, identify skills and behaviours required of a business partner and how to better engage with others to influence and support decision making. Click here to register

Don't Worry About the Robots

Authors Dr Jo Cribb and David Glover are going to discuss and debate how to survive and thrive in the new world of work. It will be a panel discussion on Thursday 2 August, starting at 5pm for registration and 5:30pm– 6:30pm for the discussion.  Dr Jo Cribb, David Glover and Joshua Vial will be moderated by CA ANZ Public Sector Manager Joe Consedine.

There will drinks and an opportunity for book sales and signing afterwards, from 6:30pm-7pm.

Register here for the evening

Professional Ethics Training in the Wairarapa

The Local Leadership Team in the Wairarapa has been very active and has organised for ethics training to be delivered there on Friday 6 July 1pm–5pm. This is a one-off and will not be repeated. For Wairarapa, Manawatu and even Wellington members if you need to get your ethics training completed in the near future take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. 

Click here to register 

AML Training

Join us to hear more about what you need to do to be prepared for AML/CFT Phase 2

Wednesday 4 July
Whanganui 10am–12noon
Palmerston North 2pm–4pm  

Accountants will need to comply with AML/CFT legislation from October 2018. Deloitte estimates that 2,233 of New Zealand's 2,433 Accounting Practices (& Bookkeepers) will need to comply. So it is very likely that AML/CFT will apply to you.

AML/CFT doesn’t need to be scary, and it doesn’t need to be a burden on your business. But you need to be prepared, so that you and your staff know what you will need to do, and have the tools to do it.

Come along to this session to find out more about AML/CFT, how it is likely to impact your practice, and how the 2Shakes on boarding system can be used as a tool to help. Bring your colleagues for a cheaper rate.

Register for the Whanganui session here.

Register for the Palmerston North session here.


The World Congress of Accountants, 5 – 8 November in Sydney. The line-up of speakers and breakout sessions is now well filled out so you can choose the streams that suit you best with confidence. 

Visit their website to see what suits you. 

Victoria at the Club

This is an initiative through the Wellington Club and our member Phillipa Urlich. In 2018 a number of members of the VUW Law Faculty will offer a series of Continuing Legal Education seminars and lectures in a new format, to be called “Victoria at the Club”, (the club being the Wellington Club). Generally, the format will be: 

  • 5.30pm glass of wine
  • 6pm lecture or small seminar, depending on the nature or popularity of the topic
  • 7pm dinner with a set menu (optional)

Both members of the club as well as CAs and legal practitioners will be welcome to register through:

Phillipa R Urlich (BCA CA)
MOB:   +64 29 939 0899

Or you can visit the website.

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