Jonathan and Mitch have both come from careers in banking. Frustrated at only being able to offer clients one option led to the creation of NineYards Financial Services. Our philosophy is to provide expert advice over a range of financial services and tailor solutions to suit you.

Meet the Team

Our team are carefully chosen, highly skilled and meticulously trained.

Jonathan Liong

Financial Adviser

My Specialities: Commercial Property Finance, Asset Finance, Machinery Finance, Plant & Equipment Finance, Motor Vehicle Finance, Healthcare Equipment Finance

Jonathan’s life and career have taken him all over the world, allowing him to shape personal and business philosophies based on success, honesty and integrity

Jonathan has experience running his own companies and has held multiple corporate roles here in New Zealand and internationally. He started his first business while still at university and has since been the national fundraising manager for World Vision UK, an operations director for UK-based fundraising agency and most recently a business banking manager for ANZ.

When he is not working, Jonathan makes time to travel, plays football and spends time with his wife and young daughter.
He also shares an interest in motorsport with Mitch and races a Honda Civic.

Mitch van der Weert

Financial Adviser

My Specialities: Commercial Property Finance, Asset Finance, Motor Vehicle Finance, Business Consulting

Mitch is a registered financial adviser. He began his finance career with 3 years of study at Canterbury University graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Finance.

Shortly after he entered the banking industry with NZ’s largest bank working in the business banking department for 5 years (four of which as a business manager).
His experience ensures you receive professional and accurate advice from the start.
He is passionate about helping his customers and ensures he provides exceptional service and follow-up with every interaction.

In his spare time Mitch can be found racing around Ruapuna in his Honda Integra Racecar, riding his jetski with mates or working on his vege garden.

Nicola Duncan

Financial Adviser

My Specialities: Life, Health and General Insurance

Nicola specialises in insurance, providing insurance solutions for customers tailored to their individual circumstance to ensure they have adequate cover in the unfortunate event of getting sick or injured.

With eight years of experience working within the New Zealand insurance industry, the majority of this time was spent in the earthquake space assisting customers following the devasting Christchurch earthquake events. She has developed skills which have enabled her to build strong relationships and rapport with a cross-section of people.

In her spare time, Nicola loves keeping active whether it be riding her mountain bike in the Port Hills, at the Christchurch Adventure Park or exploring our amazing country on foot. Most weekends over the winter are spent snowboarding at one of the nearby ski fields where she is in her element.

Nick Kakoi

Financial Adviser

My Specialities: Residential Property Lending

Recently joined 9 Yards financial services as a Mortgage/Financial Adviser, Nick have spent 16 years in banking in various roles including Personal Manager, Bank Manager and Home Loan specialist with Westpac and Kiwibank.
Nick’s experience really helps him understand the banks’ processes which is beneficial for his clients. Nick loves helping his clients whether its your first, second or investment property, your happiness is priority and offering suitable solutions for your needs.
Nick enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, retired from rugby and has recently taken up playing golf.

0800 9 YARDS (0800 992 737)