The KKDBA supports local businesses with the primary aim of creating an environment for them to prosper and grow. We aim to achieve this through three main areas:

Promote. We organise networking and educational events which bring the community together and promote local businesses. These highlight the achievements of local businesses and increase their community presence.

Communicate. Using this website, our social media pages, email newsletters and face-to-face interactions to connect our members and keep them updated on latest news in the Kerikeri and extended business environments.

Collaborate. We work in collaboration with with Council and Community Boards, Police, other Business Associations and each other. Through this, we aim to have a safe, well informed community where members are connected and have the ability to voice their opinions and receive support from the right people.

Through these three key processes, the KKDBA offers 4 key areas of benefits for members.

Events & Training: We organise regular networking and business education events to help lift the capability of our membership. We also run collaborative events with other organisations for specialist topics. In addition, Members can put forward events they’d like the KKDBA to help organize, especially if they help the KKDBA and promote the town.

Cost savings: We provide discounted rates for various promotional tools. Have an event coming up? Get a discounted rate on the street banner! Get your business heard about by taking advantage of heavily discounted radio advertising rates.

Representation: We will represent members in relevant forums both within and outside our community. We liaise with and lobby the Far North District Council and other bodies to highlight the specific issues that relate to Kerikeri with respect to growth and development of the local commercial environment.

Support: By joining a community of like minded business people, members will have the opportunity to connect and create networks with other businesses in the area. As a member, you are welcome to attend committee meetings. At the beginning of every meeting time is allocated for guest members to speak, so you are guaranteed to have your say. You will be informed about planned activities and projects as well as have the opportunity to contribute to the future plans of the Association.

To hear more updates about what we are doing in the community, visit our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Find and register for our latest events here.

How do I become a member?

Membership is open to all businesses in the district. Not only does the membership give you access to all of the benefits of the KKDBA, it supports the efforts of the volunteer committee to promote business growth and well-being in the district.

Our membership year runs from July through to June and applications for membership are welcome at any time.

Our current membership fee in annual rate of $172.50 (including GST).

Fill out the online application form below, or contact us though for further information.

Online Application Form

If paying by cheque, please mail to:
PO BOX 753

Or for Direct Credit:
BNZ account 02-0352-0124234-00
Quoting your business name

Direct CreditCheque

The committee members are a group of volunteers who donate their time to help their local business community prosper and grow.

Jason Vokes - Chairman

After pursuing a career in general management and business consultancy, Jason is now also a qualified financial adviser specialising in personal and business risk management and providing mortgage finance. Balancing multiple businesses with his large family and community work, Jason provides valuable support and sound business knowledge for the KKDBA.

Robyn Turlesk - Treasurer

An advisory partner at BDO, Robyn has more than 25 years’ experience in accounting and has particular expertise in the areas of pre-immigration planning and Trust accounting and taxation. Her assistance with financial issues is highly valued in the KKDBA. As well as being the treasurer for the KKDBA, she is involved in many other community initiatives.

Andrew Fergus - Waipapa Committee Representative

Andrew has been in the IT industry for over 15 years and is the Director of Bay of Islands Computers. Not only is Andrew an Apple Certified Sales Professional and a qualified teacher, he has worked in education and technology for many years. While running his own business, he manages to find time for supporting both the Waipapa and Kerikeri Business Associations.

Mandy Turner - Waipapa Business Association Committee Representative

As well as being on the committee for the KKDBA, Mandy is also the Secretary/Treasurer of the Waipapa Business Association. Before this, she was the Chairman of the Waipapa Business Association for 12 years. On top of her dedication to her community, Mandy has also run her own business, Keri Refrigeration, in Northland for over 17 years.

To contact the committee, email

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