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Lyall Bunn

Director/Senior Authorised Financial Adviser

Phone: 06 759 8268

Mobile: 027 447 3220

Lyall Bunn is a Senior Authorised Financial Adviser who helps his clients in Taranaki to find the right levels of cover to protect the things that really matter to them. With over 29 years of industry experience, Lyall has specific expertise and experience in helping local families with their life, trauma and income protection insurance needs, as well as protecting their key assets such as houses, contents, vehicles, boats and much more.

As a Director of HTL Insurance and owner of a farm on the outskirts of Inglewood, Lyall best understands the specific insurance needs of business owners and farmers. As such he works closely with a diverse range of clients across the Taranaki region to ensure their farms, lifestyle properties and businesses get the specialist insurance cover and advice they need.

Lyall is a passionate sportsperson and was former president of the Taranaki Rugby Football Union. 



Kim Dunlop-Roberts

Director/Authorised Financial Adviser

Phone: 06 759 8268

Mobile: 027 223 1787

Kim has been in the financial services industry for since 2002 and qualified as an Authorised Financial Adviser in March 2011.

A people person, Kim enjoys working closely with her clients to help them find the right type and level of cover to protect the things that really matter to them, like their families and assets. Her specialties in this personal risk area include life, income, trauma, disability and health insurances. Kim also provides tailored commercial insurance advice to businesses and farmers of all shapes and sizes. 

With extensive knowledge of employee benefits like health and superannuation schemes, Kim also helps businesses to take care of the people within their workplaces. She actively manages small, medium and large group health and superannuation plans including KiwiSaver for many Taranaki businesses. In addition to this, she is also well placed to help establish employee benefit packages including health, death and disability, and superannuation.

Kim is an active person and enjoys the gym, running, swimming, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, and tramping. 

She also loves the arts and enjoys painting in her spare time and is the Vice President of The Friends of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre.



Lindsay Thomson

Authorised Financial Adviser, Investment Specialist

Lindsay Thomson is HTL's investment guru and works alongside the HTL Advisers to ensure their clients have access to specialist investment and savings advice.

Lindsay has a wealth of experience and has been providing personal financial planning and investment advice since 1989. What sets Lindsay apart from other investment advisers, is that he strives to ensure clients are able to make informed decisions to achieve their lifestyle and financial goals.

He also specialises in helping commercial individuals and trustees with personalised advice relative to their unique circumstances.




Kelvin McDowell

QFE Adviser

Phone: 06 759 8268

Mobile: 027 620 0323

  • Passionate to ensure you get the right advice and support to protect all things close.
  • Rural, business and family insurance.
  • Proud to have been born and bred in Taranaki.

Kelvin McDowell is a QFE Adviser who helps his clients in Taranaki to find the right levels of cover to protect the things that really matter to them.

Kelvin’s focus is helping local families with their life, trauma, disability, health and income protection insurance needs, as well as protecting their key assets such as houses, contents, vehicles, boats, business, farm  and much more.

Through owning and running a business as well as being fully involved in volunteer and professional sports, Kelvin understands the specific insurance needs of businesses, farmers and individual families.

What matters most to Kelvin is that you get the specialist insurance cover and advice needed.

For all you insurance needs give Kelvin a call today.



Laine Hopkinson

QFE Adviser

Phone: 06 759 8268

Mobile: 027 711 0001

Laine Hopkinson is a QFE Adviser who is passionate about helping people and making sure people are getting the best advice when it comes to important matters such as protecting your family, your health and your future.

Born and bred in Taranaki and with over 20 years of experience working with a diverse range of people, Laine has a great appreciation for how insurance needs can differ from person to person and business to business. Laine knows how important it is for his clients to receive sound advice now and have ongoing support when circumstances change.

Laine is a family man and his two primary school aged children keep both him and his wife Hayley entertained and busy. Laine loves all sports and has represented Taranaki in both Basketball and Cricket.

For all your insurance needs give Laine a call today.