Celebrants' Event Calendar

March 2017


Date: Sunday 5th March 2017

Time: 8.30 am - 1pm
Contact name: Amanda Bound Secretary/Treasurer
Contact email: princessaaminah@hotmail.com
Contact phone: 027 4789029
Venue: Abrahams Funeral Home 366 - 374 Devon Street East
New Plymouth
Organised By: CANZ Taranaki Branch
Event details: 08.30 - 09.00 Registration, meet and greet and a cuppa 09.00 - 10.00 Annual Planning Meeting 10.00 - 10.30 Morning Tea 10.30 - 11.30 Personal Grooming for Celebrants - presented by Lushington Jackets and Kudos Clothing 11.40 - 12.10 Tax and Accounting consdierations for Celebrants - Patrick Landrigan BDO 12.20 - 12.50 Most Valuable Lessons - a facilitated group disucssion 12.50 - 13.00 Closing thought and pack- out Guest Presenter Profiles Belinda and Louise Hunt The Lushington name stems from Belinda's maiden name. Lushington is a family name that dates back to the 1700's. The Lushington lineage includes members of the clergy, barons and parliamentarians. The families spread across the globe, many settling in America, and now in New Plymouth. The Lushington name has an elaborate coat of arms, displaying aspiration to sophistication and refinement, much like the Lushington Jackets themselves. I incorporate these characteristics along with my own flair and creativity to define the Lushington style. Not for those who want to blend into the crowd, a Lushington Jacket will make a statement wherever you go. So when you are looking to add an edge to your style, add a Lushington Jacket to your outfit. Paul Scouller Kudos Clothing offers an eclectic mix of Men's & Women's Fashion of European designed labels including Scotch n Soda, Diesel , Pepe Jeans ,Pearly King .With a mix of New Zealand designer labels from Coop by Trelise Cooper, BlackList , Minty Meets Munt, & Australian boutique Labels from Bebe Sydney & Grace n Hart. We are located in the heart of New Plymouths CBD and have been at the forefront of fashion in this location for over 14 years!!! Our staff are passionate about following the latest fashion trends & each garment & style is carefully selected with our Customers in mind.Contact us direct from our FaceBook page & we can deliver throughout NZ & Australia.Or we will see you in store soon. Patrick Landrigan Patrick joined BDO in 2014, after nearly a decade working in professional services for ‘Big 4' accounting practices PwC and KPMG in Wellington. His main areas of specialty include accounting software and payroll solutions, business advisory and mentoring, cashflows, budgets and forecasting. Patrick is a Xero Certified Advisor, and leads the Xero team at BDO. Patrick's client base includes primarily commercial clients, who are working ‘in the cloud'. Patrick also holds a law degree, graduating from Victoria University in 2007, and was admitted to the bar in 2008. Outside of work, Patrick also holds the volunteer role of Sales and Marketing Manager for New Plymouth Operatic Society.
Costs: Members only event $30.00 To secure and confirm your attendance please forward full payment to 02-0673-0059269-11 (BNZ) The account name is Celebrants Association of NZ Taranaki Branch. Please use your name as a reference.



Date:  12th March 2017

Time: 11 am-2.30 pm
Contact name: Wendi Wicks
Contact email: taniwha1@orcon.net.nz
Contact phone: 0273632007
Venue: Childspace, 45 Helston Rd, Johnsonville
Presenter: Ross Gilmour
Organised By: Wellington-Palmerston North-Wairarapa CANZ
Event details: We've all experienced them from the MOB from hell to the contributor who cannot be finished. Ross Gilmour brings a wealth of strategies for us to add to our celebrant toolboxes.


Southern Regional APM Meeting 26th March 2017

Date: 26 March 2017

Event title: Southern Regional APM Meeting
Time: 9.30 - 3.30pm
Contact name: Donella Fleming
Contact email: donella.fleming@gmail.com
Contact phone: 0279575558
Lake Wanaka Hotel
Presenter: Various
Organised By: Southern Region CANZ
Event details: Annual Planning Meeting including election of officers, finances, report from CANZ National Executive and ideas for future workshops Afternoon Workshop with Liz Maluschnig
Costs: $20 CANZ Members $25 non CANZ Members


April 2017

Celebrants' Gathering Top of the South APM

Sunday, April 2, 2017

You are warmly invited to attend our CANZ Top of the South annual planning meeting and celebrant workshop at the Havelock Motels & Travel Lodge - 50 Main St Havelock

Whether you are a marriage or funeral celebrant, come and have your say as to how you envisage our branch should function over the next 12 months.

  • * Have your say about our programme of events for the up and coming year
  • * Christchurch Conference update
  • * National Executive update
  • * Inspiring guest speakers
  • * Great networking opportunities

The charge for the day will be $35 if you are a CANZ member or $50 for non CANZ members. This will include morning tea and lunch at the Havelock Motels and convention venue.

Should you decide on the day you would like to become a member of CANZ, then you will still receive our special discounted price.

Workshop one Marg Palmer:

Helping us all understand dropbox!!

Workshop two Jacqui Leslie:

As Jacqui is both a celebrant & photographer, we will get an overview of both sides and how we can work together to ensure a smooth running of the day.

If time prevails, please bring along with you an item that is most valid to you in your work as a celebrant to share.

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time: 10.00am-3.00pm

Where: Havelock Motels & Travel Lodge - 50 Main St Havelock

Bring: Business cards to share with new contacts, your iPad or laptop if you have one and your swim suits for a quick dip in the heated pools at the venue.


10 -10.30 Arrive with time to meet and greet

10.- 10.30 Morning tea

10.45-12.00pm Annual Planning Meeting

12.00-12.30pm Conference Update and update from National Executive

12.30-1.30pm Lunch at Havelock Travel Lodge Conference room

1.30-2.00pm Workshop 1: Keeping your precious data safe. Using "Dropbox" and other backup options.

2.00-3.00pm Workshop 2: Celebrants' liason with photographers

Celebrants to share the most valuable item in your role as a celebrant

3.00-3.30pm Networking and social interaction

New Board meet up

(Bring your swim suit if it is a lovely day- the plunge pools are heated!)

Payment Details for TOTS APM

Please transfer/deposit the total due to BNZ Account No. 02 0673 0059269 10 with the details listed below

Please include on your internet payment statement:

Particulars: First and Last Names Reference: TOTS APM

(If you don't do internet banking you can lodge payment at any bank to our BNZ account)

If you can't attend this workshop but would like to remain on our list for future workshops or would like to become a member of CANZ please advise Wendy.

RSVP: By Monday, March 23, 2017.

Wendy Glover - ToTs Treasurer


03 578 6200 or 021 838950

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