Date posted: 12/04/2018 5 min read

Wellington Regional Update April 2018

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

In brief

  • Stay tuned with Mike
  • Upcoming events and activities
  • Save the dates for key events in the Wellington region

It’s Roadshow time in the Wellington region with the Tax Roadshow rolling through the region. We encourage all regional members to register for their local tax roadshow presentation. Be at the forefront of the profession with expert insights into the latest business tax changes. 

CA ANZ’s Leadership and Advocacy tax team will update you on changes to the taxation of companies, employees, individuals and trusts. The team will look at topical land tax issues, plus an update on the Tax Working Group and the latest on Inland Revenue’s business transformation. 

Refine your tax knowledge and expertise to maximise outcomes for your clients or organisation with this exclusive update. In addition to equipping you with tools to add value to your clients and organisation, the team will inform you about the work being undertaken with government and Inland Revenue to support members. 

Locations and Dates

Wairarapa (Masterton): Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 1pm-4pm

Paraparaumu: Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 9am-12noon

Wellington: Thursday, 10 May 2018, 9am-12noon


WCOA is a global event traditionally attended by delegates from across the globe.  Well, some say it's like the Olympics for accountants – held every 4 years, hosted by a different professional accounting organisation around the world who has bid for the privilege of hosting the event.

Every four years it brings upwards of 5000 professional accountants to one place to discuss the megatrends impacting our profession and the communities we serve. Historically it has been a very technical and academic event but in 2018 we'll be looking to enhance the content with a wider remit around growing the profession globally.

From 5 – 8 November 2018, WCOA will serve up four days of interactive, world-class sessions.  We're hoping to attract 6000 attendees from all over the world so this is not only a fantastic industry event, it's also a showcase for the region to global business and finance leaders.

For members in the Wellington & Central Region the prices are competitive and broken down into day packages (at $500 /day approx. and up to 9 CPD hours) and the travel to Sydney is easy. 

Register for the event

You will not see a line-up like this again so it's vital you get in early to register for the conference.

Learn more

Coming up

Manawatu Gala Dinner

You are warmly invited to join us at the Manawatu Gala Dinner 2018 to celebrate our member’s achievements. This special occasion will honour recent New Members, Milestone Members and Fellowship recipients in the Manawatu region. Presentations will be made by Keith Wedlock FCA, Past President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.  Congratulations to all certificate recipients, including new Fellow - Brian Holmes FCA.  Seats are strictly limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

There are 12 people per table (large round tables) and you can book a full table or part table.

If you wish to be seated with specific people, please make sure you register and one person pay's for all guests at the same time.

Alternatively, if your guests prefer to book at different times or to pay separately, ask them to register and pay online. Then let Michelle know who you want to be seated with, via email

Primary Sector Conference

As trusted business advisors, primary sector practitioners have a unique opportunity to help their clients drive growth, productivity and profitability to primary sector businesses. Get equipped with knowledge of the latest practices, trends and innovations in order to build a formula for business success.

The Conference on 23 to 25 May will expose you to thought leadership on how innovation is transforming the future of agri-business, emerging technologies and their practical applications, the current and future state of the economy, and the critical issues facing the sector today. 

Attend the conference

Join us at Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre to connect and collaborate with fellow rural practitioners.


Taking the opportunity – The Wairarapa Destination Conference

Wairarapa Local Leadership Team are proud to announce their conference ‘Taking the opportunity’ Friday 21 September at Brackenridge Country Retreat. This is a Wairarapa Leadership Team event that aims to inspire you as a professional, by hearing from speakers like Debbie Humphries who has owned and operated her own businesses since she was 20 years old.

Debbie created a ‘business principles’ grounding in a corporate environment and became a full-time entrepreneur in 2000. In the past 13 years, she has designed growth strategies for large corporations including Fonterra, Bluescope, Carters and Meridian as well as being an owner in over 12 of her own start-ups. 

The Wairarapa has some fantastic venues for conference and Brackenridge offers a purpose built venue situated on the edge of Martinborough Wine Village, just over an hour from Wellington.   Escape the city and head to the Wairarapa take the opportunity to learn new skills, get together with like-minded professionals at this great central location and stay the weekend.  Wairarapa is perfect for recharging yourself, your people and absorbing new knowledge that you can implement this back into your practice.

Save the dates

  • Wellington Women in Business Wednesday 6 June
  • Wellington Milestone Lunch Ceremony Wednesday 20 June
  • Wairarapa Destination Conference Friday 21 September

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