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Buy your NEW tractor
and we’ll give you
North King Country Development Trust
may be able to help.
We have funding available for business mentoring
and have grants and interest free loans available for
business start-ups and business development.
For more information visit www.nkcdc.org.nz
or contact Yvette Ronaldson
M 027 322 3473 or E email@example.com
Need help with your
Thinking of starting
HAVING trouble getting your business off the
ground or need advice to take your business to
the next level – then call the North King Country
Established in 1993 to grow the local economy,
the trust provides funding assistance for local
initiatives in the form of business mentoring,
product development, seed funding and research.
Overseen by chairman, Waitomo mayor Brian
Hanna, the trust’s newest member Yvette Ronald-
son has been brought on board to help businesses
with their applications, provide marketing advice
and make the whole process easier and more
As marketing co-ordinator, Yvette says the
trust’s annual funding allocation of $100,000 is
sorely underutilised and she is encouraging lo-
cal businesses to make the most of the support.
“ The purpose of the trust is to increase eco-
nomic development in the North King Country,”
“It is designed to help new businesses get off
the ground, for existing business if they need
business mentoring or to assist with product
“ The money comes in the form of either men-
toring, a grant or interest free loans with flexible
terms – depending on what the business wants
the money for. So give us a call.”
Yvette, who lives in Aria with her hus-
band William and sons Harry and Charlie on
a 700ha (1700ac) sheep and beef property, was
approached to assist the trust because of her mar-
keting background specialising in sponsorship,
branding and acquisition, and retention.
For the past 13 years she has worked for sev-
eral major companies such as Genesis, Telecom,
Yahoo and Countdown.
And now she wants to help you.
“My strengths for the role are more in adminis-
tration such as focusing on the trust’s website and
streamlining the application process,” she says.
“But I also want to get the word out there so
that people actually know about the trust, what
they can apply for and what they can use the
“So I’m really looking forward to working with
local businesses to help them with their applica-
tions and being a bit of a mentor if they need any
Some local businesses to benefit from the
trust’s help in recent years include Cruise FM,
Call Val shuttle services, Laver Marine Ltd and
And for those who fit the trust’s criteria –
Yvette says you could be next.
“Our goal is to make North King Country
businesses more successful because without
economic development we’re just going back-
wards,” she says.
“We want to stimulate the local economy, cre-
ate new jobs and new businesses and make this
region a place where businesses thrive.”
Any North King Country business wanting
assistance or guidance with a business or social
development idea is welcome to contact Yvette
and apply for support.
Applications can be made at any time.
Trust members are Mr Hanna, Ken Phillips,
Amanda Murray, Dianne Forgeson, Gordon
Cameron and Miria Tauariki.
For more information, visit – nkcdt.org.nz
Yvette joins NKC trust
NORTH King Country Development Trust marketing co-ordinator Yvette Ronaldson is
encouraging local businesses to take advantage of the trust’s wide range of services from
funding to business mentoring.
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