Otago Property Investors Association Inc
Phone: 03 477 6220
Past Events by Year:
OPIA Christmas Function - sit down dinner
Come along and enjoy a sit down dinner (2 course set menu) at the Harbour Side Grill (formerly Customhouse), and hear about the year that has just been, and the upcoming issues we will be facing in 2018 as landlords.
NZPIF Landlord of the Year 2016 Kathryn Seque & OPIA Sponsor Total Carpet Services Dave Pile
Kathryn Seque is the 2016 NZPIF Landlord of the Year. Since then she has been asked to speak throughout NZ about her investing experiences. Come along and hear some of the things she does to build positive relationships with her tenants, avoid the Tenancy Tribunal and keep repair costs as low as possible. Its not all plain sailing but it is a rewarding business.
NZPIF Business Partners & Property Investing on Line
Forbury Park Function Centre for the first OPIA Hub of the year. From 7 pm there will be time to network - catch up with other members and borrow books from the library. Drew Harmer from Harvey Norman Commercial is coming down from Christchurch to let OPIA members see the face that talks to you at the end of the 0800 number and emails. Chris Lane of First Lane Insurance is coming from Blenheim to explain about the NZPIF insurance deal that is available to members, the Initio landlord policy and insurance updates. James Mullenger Branch Manager ASB Dunedin is going to talk about his voluntary work including abseiling from Forsyth Barr Stadium roof through to updating members with what is happening in the banking market place. Larry Greene from Betta Inspect It talking about purchasing and selling inspection reports - don't get caught with a lemon.
Accounting Updates and Xero Accounting System
Ben Mc Cormack from Keogh Mc Cormack is holding an Accounting update Evening.
Mortgages and You
Interested in purchasing a (another) rental property - confused about the new borrowing regulations. Come along and hear Daryl Taylor from MortgageMe
Insurance updates and Osaki
Mike Fuller from Crombie Lockwood is to speak about Insurance Updates.
Warmth and Technology evening
1st July the new tenancy lease agreement requires landlords to include details of the properties walls ceiling and floor insulation - do you have any or know what is there? Come along and hear Jordana Whyte from Cosy Homes speak about warm and healthy homes and insulation subsidies. Chris Helm from Technobond (Ellis Fibre) will explain about their Dunedin made polyester insulation and other insulation options. PK Robb or Robbie as he prefers, from My Republic is to speak about internet plan options and products available. Shane Berryman from Core Logic will answer questions and explain how to make the right offer on a property, using market place updates from the wealth of information sources available through RPNZ (real property new zealand).
North End Group
North End landlords have faced some challenging issues and events this year. The OUSA has already received hundreds of tenancy related complaints. This is an interactive discussion, landlords have the opportunity to voice the issues they face. Followed by a brain storming session on how to move forward.
Are Your Finances In Check?
Money. Not always the most exciting topic in the world for most people. But talking about money doesnâ€™t need to involve dry financial terms and even dryer financial speakers. Those who have heard Lisa Dudson speak know how she can make the highly important topic of money interestingâ€¦ and even fun! She prides herself as being one of the few financial experts that actually speaks in terms people can understand. Her presentations are full of useful advice and ideas that participants can take home and use to achieve their financial and lifestyle goals. Learn more about Lisa by checking out her website www.acumen.co.nz.
New Member Induction
Four times a year the OPIA invites its new members to a New Member Induction Night. This is an opportunity to go through the contents of the USB key you have been sent, to ask any tenancy related questions and to meet other new members. As numbers are limited please register your interest with Naomi.
Interested in Commercial Property Investing? Want to hear more or interested in a good night out? Come along to Forbury Park 7-7.30pm start and hear Jim Packer speaking about Commercial sales and leasing and what is involved. Trish Keen speaking about the good and bad lessons learnt from commercial and residential property. An OPIA member is to speak of his experiences as an experienced commercial property owner and developer. Alice Sanders is a Commercial Property Lawyer with Downie Stewart who will help you to understand the legal obligations involved with leasing or owning Commercial property.
CoreLogic NZ Event
Shane Berryman, Client Manager for CoreLogic NZ will be presenting new research commentary on the Dunedin and Otago markets and discussing local/NZ property trends. He will also cover off how CoreLogic NZ is helping their clients turn knowledge into actionable insights.
Annual General Meeting - Landlord of the Year 2015, Angela Strang
Welcome to the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the OPIA. Following on from the AGM we will hear from Angela Strang of Southland who won the MBIE Landlord of the Year competition in 2015. Angela started investing at an early age and now has a solid property portfolio which has enabled her to become the mistress of her own destiny. As the oldest child of a solo parent on the domestic purposes benefit, she developed self-reliance and an entrepreneurial bent at a young age. In the past, those traits have led her to drive tractors in the UK and put in the hard yards in Western Australiaâ€™s tough mining industry. But these days they serve her well as she manages, maintains and further cultivates her investment property holdings.
North End Group
Apologies Mike Collins meeting has been postponed - look out for the new date. Instead we invite you to join
OPIA Property Hub
Come along and gain knowledge from a panel of experts who will analyze some property deals that real estate agents have on offer. Listen to the pros and cons of each aspect and decide whether you would be willing to make an offer on each property based on the variables discussed. Each person has a different approach to investing in property therefore you will go away with an open mind and some new ideas.
Trade Expo - Meet Our Business Partners & Tradespeople
Make a point of joining our business partners, tradespeople and advertisers for a closer look into the new products and services that they offer, also more efficient ways of going about your renovations. There will be ample opportunity to chat with the presenters and some great prizes to be drawn.
The Great Shares vs Property Debate
The Shares vs Property debate is one of those mortal battles â€“ Ford vs Holden, Auckland vs Queenstown, Armani vs Calvin Klein. Each has its diehards with their own set of statistics that prove that one is a better bet than the other.
End of Year Function: Walking Tour of the Historic Precinct
The last event for 2015 is a chance for members to tour some of the buildings within Dunedin's historic precinct. Join us on a walking tour starting at the north end of Vogel Street. We will be visiting several buildings on the way to the Vogel Street Kitchen where we will complete the evening with drinks and nibbles along with time for networking with fellow members.
Regular Meeting with guest speakers Marilyn Innes and Chris Featonby
Fellow members Marilyn Innes and Chris Featonby have agreed to educate members on various topics of interest to landlords. They are hugely experienced and very knowledgeable and are happy to share much of what they have learnt along the way.
OPIA - Carpet Court Evening
Carpet Court has recently become one of the OPIA business partners and they would like to invite members of the OPIA to join the team on Tuesday 15th September at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start to show you their products and explain how they can work for you.
OPIA - Commercial Evening
A panel of commercial investors will discuss their highs and lows in the arena of commercial investing. The speakers on this panel have experience that ranges from newcomers to very experienced investors. Their combined investing experience includes the areas of Dunedin and Central Otago.
Guest Speaker: Philippa Howden-Chapman
North End Group
North End Group
AGM / Terry le Grove - President of New Zealand Property Investors Federation
Annual General Meeting followed by Terry le Grove, President of New Zealand Property Investors Federation giving a presentation titled â€œYour National Voiceâ€ featuring the work the NZPIF does in the media, with Government Ministers and Officials, and submissions etc on the issues that have been prevalent this year. The importance of being heard in the Political and Rental industry arenas is paramount.
Does It Come Under Repairs & Maintenance or is it a Capital Expense?
Inland Revenue are running a session for landlords to provide an overview of tax responsibilities for rental property owners. You will be introduced to IRD's business tools and resources, myIR online services and cover topics such as the importance of record keeping, deductible and non-deductible expenses, repairs and maintenance, items that are depreciable and what happens when you sell or dispose of your property and chattels.