Non Chamber Courses and Events

Accounting with Xero – Crowe Horwath Seminar series 

Join us for the series of seminars in which we will present benefits of cloud accounting software. Xero Cloud Accounting Software will be used for the purpose of these presentations, however the knowledge gained is applicable to other software programmes as well (Myob, Reckon).

Sessions are designed with business owners and administration staff in mind. We will show you how you can increase organisational efficiency, reduce business cost, track performance, and identify areas of opportunity and risk.

For a detailed programme and registration please CLICK HERE.

Session 3: Making Cloud Accounting Software Work For Me
22 August, 12.00 – 1.00 pm, Peak Function Centre

Session 4:  Get More From Cloud Accounting
Wanaka: 29 August, 12.00 – 1.00 pm, Peak Function Centre

Seminars are FREE of charge


Institute of Directors – Queenstown Governance Development Programme

Dates: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on 25 September, 9 October
23 October, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December

Venue: Queenstown Resort College, 7 Coronation Drive, Queenstown
Presenters: A range of senior practising national and local directors who share their real-life governance experience. Past participants report that this discussion brings the course content to life and provides a rich learning experience

CPD: 12 points

Content covered:

  • Governance, legal and regulatory framework essentials
  • Board charters, the role of the board, culture and ethics, board composition
  • Board protocols, meetings and papers
  • Board and management relationships and succession planning

Who should attend:

In addition to being appropriate for aspiring and new directors and senior executives, the GDP is also suited to owners and managers of small and medium enterprise (SME) organisations who wish to explore a governance function, trustees and managers of not-for-profit organisations, and professionals who work with boards. The style of the GDP is particularly useful if you wish to establish local networks.

Click here to register – only a few spaces left.

Institute of Directors- Wanaka lunch event

Date: Tuesday 11 September, 12.00 pm
Venue: Peak Functions Centre, 181/185 Upton Street,
Speaker: Richard Lauder

Topic: Culture and reputation – keys to success in the tourism industry

Richard Lauder considers that culture is the key performance driver for delivering high levels of customer satisfaction in tourism businesses. He sees that organisational reputation with key stakeholders, is becoming ever more important as part of tourisms licence to operate as the sector continues to grow.

The IoD’s Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice notes that “an effective governance culture can be developed and fostered through a combination of good relationships, architecture and processes”. How does the Board and the CEO work together to drive culture? And how do some of the unique aspects of the tourism industry impacted by organisational culture?

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20 weeks   Level 3   Wednesday evenings, expected start 04 July

Learn more about money – money habits and attitudes, budgeting, debt management, simplifying the jargon, shares, investments, valuations, wills, power of attorney, property investment, etc.

All courses are fully funded, including course

Inland Revenue Seminars Wanaka


Thursday 13       Introduction to Business         5 – 7pm
Friday 14             GST workshop              9.30 – 11.30am


Thursday 13       Introduction to business     5 – 7pm
Friday 14             IR3 completion         9.30 – 11.30am

For more information please visit keyword seminars, or contact Rangi Wharepapa on 03 951 2213 or