NZ CA is an association of independent Chartered Accounting firms, proactively working together for the benefit of our clients.


Special Interest Groups

Leader: Cameron Rolls, Brown Glassford

The next Agri meeting will be held in Dunedin prior to the General Meeting, 10 May 2023

Previous Meetings:

14 October 2022, Auckland: Agenda and list of attendees 

3 August 2022, Wellington: Agenda and list of attendees 

11 May 2022, Nelson:  Agenda and list of attendees

21 November 2019, Melbourne:  Agenda and list of attendees

4 April 2019, Hamilton:  Agenda and list of attendees

21 November 2018, Queenstown:  Agenda and list of attendees

Previous Meetings

View presentations, handouts, notes and minutes from previous Agri SIG meetings.

Documents of Interest

Following the Agri meeting in Christchurch. 4 August 2021 the below documents have been circulated to member firms:

AON Agri team

Following the NZ CA Agri meeting held in Christchurch 4 November, AON Agri have assigned a specialist to each firm that was present at that meeting.

AON have also sent a copy of their AON Agri’s capability statement for all firms. hard copies can be provided from AON if required.

Darrin Mills

Aon Agri Business Development Manager
Tel:  021 360 542

ANZ Financial Assistance for Independent Advice through Rural Support Trust

ANZ Financial Assistance for Independent Advice through Rural Support Trust

For customers in difficulty or who may benefit from some independent advice or strategic thinking.

  • There is support available up to $6,000 via the  Rural Support Trust
  • ANZ is one of the banks who are party to this agreement – so if an ANZ client we will pay half. ( this is not unlimited)
  • Can be farming or financial advice (or succession planning) but needs to be independent
  • Customer can nominate the advisor themselves or ask Rural Support Trust (or the bank) for a recommendation but advisor must be acceptable to ANZ


    ANZ Financial Assistance for Drought Recovery Advice

    Further Government funding is available to help drought-affected farmers get professional advice. The 2020 Drought Recovery Advice Fund  is to help farmers recover and plan. It pays for professional advice up to $5000 excluding gst. Farmers need to apply by 5pm 12 June. They’ll have until June 2021 to use the advice.

    Funding covers a wide range of advice including strategic planning, farm system analysis and financial planning. They don’t need to select who they’ll use when they apply. More information about the fund  including a short application form.

    We have renamed this Special Interest Group - now Future Innovation Special Interest Group, our next meeting will be held in Dunedin prior to the General Meeting 11 May 2023, commencing at 8.30am - 10.00am.

    Previous meetings:

    14 October 2022 - agenda and list of attendees

    4 August 2022, Wellington, Agenda and list of attendees

    12 May 2022, Nelson Agenda and list of attendees 

    Following the meeting, Roylance Watson, Vazey Child, circulated a checklist that can be used for preliminary requirements into choosing an inventory management system, also at this meeting was CA ANZ Catalyst Presentation

    12 November 2021, via teams, the recording of this meeting:

    5 August 2021, Christchurch: Agenda and List of Attendees

    6 May 2021, Wellington:  Agenda and list of Attendees   Spotlight Reporting presentation 

    Zoom Thursday 25 March 2021 at 11.00am


    1. Vazey Childs journey so far
      1. when we started and what we have done
      2. our learnings along the way
    2. Case study
    3. Product discussion


    The Innovation and Technology Special Interest Group Introductory Dinner was held 4 November 2020 at Rydges Latimer, Christchurch, minutes of the November meeting (circulated to all firms 10 November 2020)

    This forum will focus on determining the logistics, delivery and topic choices for the next 12 months. A series of questions will be sent out to all attending firms prior to the dinner asking for thoughts and ideas on topics of interest, areas of expertise and knowledge, client needs, firm awareness and competence of technology platforms and potential future speakers/facilitators.  All attending firms will be given a small speaking slot to voice their thoughts and help to shape the important special interest group for the next couple of years. It would be amazing to have all firms represented with this wonderful opportunity to shape our future.

    If you have any queries, please email Matt Rogers, BM Accounting.

    Allison Brook


    T: (03) 365 0881

    Next Meeting:

    16 February 2023, Wellington

    For full meeting information, registrations and agenda's head to the 'Upcoming Meetings' page.

    Previous Meetings:

    View previous Practice Management meetings on the meetings page under Past Meetings

    Documents and Forms

    NZ CA has gained a collection of Practice Management documents and forms from members that may be of use to other firms.