Otago Property Investors Association Inc

Phone: 03 477 6220

Email: otago@nzpif.org.nz

Up coming Events

Keeping you updated with up and coming events

Otago Property Investors Association Inc

  • Event of Interest

  • Annual Events

  • OPIA Property Hub
    See Event information for details of our upcoming meetings.
  • OPIA Meeting Room Event

  • OPIA Property Hub - Forbury Park

  • Bus Tour
    Annual OPIA Bus Tour of properties
  • Central Otago Meetings
    Regular Central Otago Meetings.

Past Events by Year:

OPIA Christmas Function - sit down dinner
OPIA Property Hub
15/11/17

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.

This event must be registered for and paid online before the 7th November. Members: $30 (subsided price), Non-Members: $39. Drinks at own cost.
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NZPIF Landlord of the Year 2016 Kathryn Seque & OPIA Sponsor Total Carpet Services Dave Pile
OPIA Property Hub
11/04/17 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm

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.
Dave Pile - Total Carpet Services is an OPIA Sponsor. He help landlords protect their carpet asset and will talk about stain and odour removals, Flood clean up and keeping Showers clean and sparkling. Learn how to look after your assets even if tenants make it challenging. Bring along your change - Easter Raffle $2 per ticket or $5 for 5
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NZPIF Business Partners & Property Investing on Line
OPIA Property Hub
28/02/17

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.
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Accounting Updates and Xero Accounting System
OPIA Property Hub
03/11/16

Ben Mc Cormack from Keogh Mc Cormack is holding an Accounting update Evening.
Do you use the Xero Accounting system or want to learn more? Unsure about what you can claim for on your tax return - or other questions? here is your chance to ask an accountant.
Please register at opia@opia.org.nz or leave a message on 477 6220 space limited to 35
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Mortgages and You
OPIA Property Hub
27/10/16

Interested in purchasing a (another) rental property - confused about the new borrowing regulations. Come along and hear Daryl Taylor from MortgageMe
Daryl as a mortgage adviser has helped over 200 clients borrow in excess of 500 million dollars over the past 12 years.
He is a student landlord, business owner and authorised financial adviser.
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Insurance updates and Osaki
OPIA Property Hub
27/09/16 - 7pm sharp

Mike Fuller from Crombie Lockwood is to speak about Insurance Updates.
Heard about the Osaki Case and want to learn more? Careless vs intentional damage caused by tenants! What if the landlord damages tenants property?
This is your chance to ask an expert
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Warmth and Technology evening
OPIA Property Hub
20/09/16 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

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).
Concerned about parties or damage to an empty rental property over the summer, come along and hear from Colin and Marie from Community Patrols of NZ - they are your ears and eyes.
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North End Group
OPIA Property Hub
25/08/16 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

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.
Large or small issues - this is your chance to let others know what you have been struggling with. If you can't get to the meeting email opia@opia.org.nz with a brief summary of your problem for inclusion. You are welcome to bring Non OPIA landlords along to participate in the discussion. But PLEASE REGISTER as space is limited.
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Are Your Finances In Check?
OPIA Property Hub
16/08/16 - 7.00pm - 7.30pm

Money. Not always the most exciting topic in the world for most people. But talking about money doesn’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 interesting… 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.

Come along, bring your children, grandchildren, neices or nephews to hear Lisa give an inspirational presentation to help them to move ahead in life.

Lisa will be bringing copies of her latest book which has been discounted from $40 to $25 for OPIA members. Please bring along cash on the night if you can.

Thank you to our major sponsor, ANZ bank for providing the raffle prizes. Bring along your small change or eftpos will be available for you to buy your raffle tickets. Proceeds go towards purchasing resources for our members.

The library will be on display - feel free to browse through and select the books you wish to take away with you or return the books you have at home.



Here's What Others Say About Lisa
"Lisa Dudson was an inspiring speaker at one of our Waikato Property Investor meetings. Speaking to a packed audience of about 300 members, she provided meaty, informative concepts for managing one’s finances and growing wealth overall. We encouraged our members to bring their children and were pleased to see them patiently absorbing Lisa’s nuggets of information for almost two hours! An impressive feat in itself! An accomplished businesswoman with an easy listening style and obvious enthusiasm for sharing her financial knowledge, Lisa made this one of our most memorable and talked about meetings. We will be more than happy to invite her back to speak again.”
Michele Coker, Waikato Property Investors Spokesperson
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New Member Induction
OPIA Property Hub
26/07/16 - 7pm

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.
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Commercial Investors
OPIA Property Hub
19/07/16 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

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.
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CoreLogic NZ Event
OPIA Property Hub
28/06/16 - 5.45 for 6.00pm

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.
You may already be familiar with the CoreLogic products and services and taking advantage of the RPNZ offer available to all OPIA members - $80.00 excl GST per month, normally $200.00 excl GST per month*. RPNZ is an invaluable daily tool to help estimate your potential returns, keep an eye on the market and uncover new opportunities.
For those members already using RPNZ, Shane will be available before and after the presentation to have a chat about any queries you may have. If you haven’t yet registered for RPNZ under the special OPIA deal, or would like more information on it: everything you need to know can be found here http://www.nzpif.org.nz/items/view/57578
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Annual General Meeting - Landlord of the Year 2015, Angela Strang
OPIA Property Hub
21/06/16 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

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 Australia’s tough mining industry. But these days they serve her well as she manages, maintains and further cultivates her investment property holdings.

Looking forward to seeing you at Forbury Park Function Centre on Tuesday 21st June, networking from 7.00pm with the formalities of the evening commencing at 7.30pm.

Thank you to our major sponsor, ANZ bank for providing the raffle prizes. Bring along your small change or eftpos will be available for you to buy your raffle tickets. Proceeds go towards purchasing resources for our members.

The library will be on display - feel free to browse through and select the books you wish to take away with you or return the books you have at home.
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North End Group
OPIA Property Hub
24/05/16 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

Apologies Mike Collins meeting has been postponed - look out for the new date. Instead we invite you to join
Martin Hastie Senior Fire Fighter, Acting Station Officer and Michael Harrison Risk Management Officer; Fire Investigator.
Deputy Proctor Andrew Ferguson current flatting issues and what he can do to help landlords. Student Voice - what do students want from the landlords - hear what they have to say.
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OPIA Property Hub
OPIA Property Hub
17/05/16 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

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.
Please bring along your membership card to use as your name tag and for entry to the meeting.
Finger food will be provided.
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Trade Expo - Meet Our Business Partners & Tradespeople
OPIA Property Hub
19/04/16 - 7.00pm -9.30pm

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.
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The Great Shares vs Property Debate
OPIA Property Hub
15/03/16 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

The Shares vs Property debate is one of those mortal battles – 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.

Both arguments are pushed by vested interests: money managers rake in billions a year by taking a tiny slither of your investment and making it theirs (via asset-based fees), and there’s an entire industry of agents, banks, politicians and retailers that feed off a strong property market.

Come along and listen to both perspectives from young investors, Haley and Johnny van Leeuwen. Haley is an investment advisor at Craigs Investment Partners and deals with shares on a daily basis. Johnny on the other hand spends his days renovating their properties and working on finding and adding the next deal to their portfolio. When they are not working on properties or shares, both Haley and Johnny enjoy competing in mountain biking competitions, taking out several medals and bragging rights along the way.

Looking forward to seeing you at Forbury Park Function Centre on Tuesday 15th March, networking from 7.00pm with the formalities of the evening commencing at 7.30pm.

Thank you to our major sponsor, ANZ bank for providing the raffle prizes. Bring along your small change or eftpos will be available for you to buy your raffle tickets. Proceeds go towards purchasing resources for our members.

The library will be on display - feel free to browse through and select the books you wish to take away with you or return the books you have at home.
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End of Year Function: Walking Tour of the Historic Precinct
OPIA Property Hub
12/11/15

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.
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Regular Meeting with guest speakers Marilyn Innes and Chris Featonby
OPIA Property Hub
13/10/15

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.

Venue:
Forbury Park Raceway Function Room (1st floor)
Victoria Road, Dunedin

Please bring along your current membership card for proof of membership and as your name tag.
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OPIA - Carpet Court Evening
OPIA Property Hub
15/09/15 - 6.30 for 7.00pm

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.

Venue: Carpet Court, 115 Cumberland Street, Dunedin

Finger food and drinks will be provided. Please remember to bring along your membership card.
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OPIA - Commercial Evening
OPIA Property Hub
01/09/15 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

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.

Venue: Forbury Park Raceway Function Room (1st floor), Victoria Road, Dunedin - doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start

Finger food will be provided. Please remember to bring along your membership card.
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Regular Meeting
OPIA Property Hub
24/08/15 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

Guest Speaker: Philippa Howden-Chapman

Philippa is a professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington. She is director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. She has conducted a number of randomised community housing trials in partnership with local communities, which have had a major influence on housing, health and energy policy. She has a strong interest in reducing inequalities in the determinants of health and has published widely in this area, receiving a number of awards for her work. She is currently the chair of the WHO Housing and Health Guideline Development Group.

Forbury Park Raceway Function Room (1st floor), Victoria Road, Dunedin - doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start
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North End Group
OPIA Property Hub
23/06/15 - 5.45 for 6.00pm

North End Group
Tuesday 23 June 2015 – University College, 315 Leith Street, 5.45 for 6pm start – This is the first of a new OPIA initiative to further the knowledge of landlords or managers of properties in North Dunedin. If you own a student property/ies, now is the time to start preparing for the 2016 intake of tenants. Listen to representatives from Otago University, OPIA members Matt Morton, Stef Wade and other experienced landlords to gain excellent knowledge on house prices, rental trends, what to expect from tenants, how to ensure you attract the best tenants possible and to answer any other questions you may have. There will be light finger food provided.
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AGM / Terry le Grove - President of New Zealand Property Investors Federation
OPIA Property Hub
16/06/15 - 7pm for 7.30pm

Annual General Meeting followed by Terry le Grove, President of New Zealand Property Investors Federation giving a presentation titled “Your National Voice” 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.

Venue:
Forbury Park Raceway Function Room (1st floor)
Victoria Road, Dunedin

Please bring along your current membership card for proof of membership and as your name tag.
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Does It Come Under Repairs & Maintenance or is it a Capital Expense?
OPIA Property Hub
21/04/15 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

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.
We can cover off what questions we typically receive, and provide a few examples of what is viewed as a repair and or maintenance versus a capital improvement.

Finger food will be provided at the beginning of each meeting and the bar will be open. The library will be available to borrow or return any books. Please remember to bring along your membership card.
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