Date posted: 23/07/2018 3 min read

Wellington Regional Update July 2018

Find out what's happening in the Wellington, Wairarapa, Whanganui and Manawatu Region

In Brief

  • Recent events and activities
  • Upcoming events in the Wellington region
  • A Feature on a Few of Our Speakers

Events of Note in July

In the lower North Island, we had a number of education offerings during July including AML CFT presentations in Whanganui and Palmerston North as well as Professional Ethics in Wellington and Wairarapa.

Topical conversations

Recent developments in New Zealand tax.

Our 2018 Tax Update Roadshow has now finished and our team visited 23 locations around New Zealand and more than 920 members. Thank you to all those who came along.  

GST processing system issues update.

Over the last few weeks, CA ANZ’s New Zealand tax team has been advising Inland Revenue (IR) on member issues with processing of GST returns.

The team sought a waiver on any late filing and late payment penalties. This was confirmed by IR when it committed to not apply late filing and late payment penalties for any GST returns due on June 28, if they are filed and payments are made by Wednesday 4 July.

The same day IR said “Problems with Inland Revenue’s GST processing system over the past couple of weeks have been largely resolved”.

Tax Leader John Cuthbertson said when IR first became aware of the problems, it would have been helpful if they had been more proactive and provided advice to taxpayers at an earlier stage.

“As IR says, this issue is largely fixed, but I suspect there will be intermittent and on-going issues over the next 12 months as the old and new computer systems run in tandem.”

John Cuthbertson, our NZ Tax Leader and Chair of our Tax Advisory Group Paul Dunne, recently presented our oral submission to the Tax Working Group. The group’s draft report is due in September 2018. Our comments can be viewed here.  

Upcoming Events

Take the Opportunities 

21 September 2018 

Wairarapa Local Leadership Team are proud to announce their conference, ‘Take the opportunities’ to be held Friday 21 September at Brackenridge Country Retreat.

Besides the many great speakers you will hear from, there will also be an interactive workshop with Debbie Humphrey on how to look at and shape new business opportunities for you and your clients.

Located in the heart of the Wairarapa, Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa will entice you for this getaway conference with a day  of networking opportunities and the chance to build on your skills and knowledge.

A Feature on a Few of Our Speakers 

Debbie Humphrey

Debbie has owned and operated her business since she was 20 years old. Gaining a ‘business principles’ grounding in a corporate environment, she became a full-time entrepreneur in 2000. In the past fifteen years, she has designed growth strategies for large corporations including Fonterra, Bluescope, Carters and Meridian as well as being an owner in more than twelve of her own start-ups. Her work was recognised by winning the Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.  

David Todd

Since the establishment of “Toddy Talks” in 2011, David’s client lists includes various groups from diverse backgrounds and reputations, such as: Harcourts, Silver Fern Farms Landcorp, BNZ, Mission Estate and Dairy NZ. David has presented and spoken throughout New Zealand and overseas. David prides himself on helping people to take action to achieve their stated priorities in life via simplicity, authenticity and relevance.

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm (Registrations and Tea/Coffee from 8:30-9am with the conference beginning at 9am sharp.)

Early Bird Pricing - $250 *Pricing active until 15 August 2018
Regular Pricing - $299 per person *Pricing active from 15 August -18 September 2018 

CPD Hours: 6.5 

Please register here

Don't Worry About the Robots

2 August, 5-6.30pm

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

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

Register here for the evening

Woman Accountants Group Wellington 3-part Future Leaders Series

Session One: Future Directors – 15 August 2018

You will hear from Helen Down, Managing Director and Founder of Advisory Boards New Zealand. Following Helen, you will hear about a programme 'Future Directors' that has been running for the last five years from the Programme Manager and from a Future Director themselves on what it was like to participate in the programme.

Session Two: Imposter Syndrome Workshop – 15 September 2018

In this workshop, Jess Stuart, we’ll look at what Imposter Syndrome is, where it comes from, how it manifests and ways we can navigate it to ensure it doesn’t halt our career progression and development.

Session Three: Authentic Leadership – 24 October 2018

In this interactive workshop, the co-founder of Catapult and leadership coach, Andrea Thompson, will explore: Dispel some common myths about leadership that might be holding you back Learn what Kiwis expect from leaders (based on research revealed in 'Leaders Like You') Design your leadership philosophy

To read more about the series and to register, click here

WCOA The World Congress of Accountants

5-8 November in Sydney

The line-up of speakers and breakout sessions has been finalised so you can choose the streams that suit you best with confidence. 

Visit their website for more information.

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