Permanent Sponsors and Gifted Services

Please also refer to the pages Principal Partner, Donors and Friends.

David Trubridge (as an individual and a company) has long been associated with concern for our environment and advocating sustainable business practices.
Therefore, the decision was made in 2013 to commit to annually supporting the MTT which is taking direct action in our local area.

Not only do we as a company have the responsibility for our own footprint, but we also wish to show support for others who align with our values.

Through the direct action of local people, future generations will enjoy what we all took for granted as children; a place with clean water, native bush and birdsong!

Turley & Co’s principal Pat Turley, for over 30-years has considered streams and rivers crossing farmland should be fenced with waterway margins reserved planted wildlife corridors.
Turley & Co is an innovator and leader in its specialist property advisory fields. Incepted in 2002, Maraetōtara Tree Trust is an outright trailblazer – the trust is truly inspirational to the Turley family and Turley & Co people.

In 2006 family owned Turley & Co became the Trust’s first business sponsor. In 2009 Trustees including Raewyn Ricketts and the late Sir Rodney Gallen, invited Pat to join the volunteer governance group. In late 2014, well supported by his family and colleagues, Pat accepted the role of Chair of the Trust Board.

Join us in supporting the Maraetōtara River restoration project. It’s good for nature, our community and it’s good for the soul. It’s all about the future, much cleaner water, improved biodiversity, and more habitat for aquarian and birdlife!

Dick Geenty of BM Accounting became MTT’s honorary treasurer in 2009. His work for the Trust in guilt-edged and is essential to the project’s financial stewardship success. Dick’s work as volunteer is tireless and BM Accountancy services are in part provided pro-bono making the firm a valued sponsor. Dick now retired from BM continues as honourary treasurer and BM as accountancy services provider.

NOW Broadband | Calling | Mobile when asked to host this website at no cost they answered immediately yes! Your passion for Hawke’s Bay and its environment is noted. Good work!

Richard Stone of Souness Stone Law Partnership is proud to be associated with the Maraetōtara Tree Trust. Richard became a trustee in 2014.
We have seen the fantastic work undertaken by the trust on the Maraetōtara stream and see an opportunity to continue this great work. We are committed to Hawke’s Bay and believe the protection of its natural waterways are vital to its continued biodiversity.

Clearview Estate Winery commends the visionary and dedicated efforts of the Maraetōtara Tree Trust and is delighted to give our ongoing support.

Our vineyards, winery & restaurant have been in this community for over 30 years, in that time we have seen increasing numbers of Tui and Kereru feeding and singing in our trees. At the Maraetōtara River mouth sits our Te Awanga village, an area of significant local history over the centuries, an important wetland and recreational area for residents, fisher folk, surfers and visitors alike.

The Clearview Estate team see our involvement with the Maraetōtara Tree Trust as part of our on-going respect and responsibility for our wider environment. In all aspects of our business Clearview Estate Winery and Restaurant strive to reduce our impact on the environment, custodians for future generations.

Our vineyard team work with Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand – (SWNZ) to reduce the environmental impacts of viticulture. Our restaurant has attained Qualmark’s enviro rating through continued improvements in best practice.

Supporting the Maraetōtara Tree Trust is a great fit with our business and community.


If you are interested … please consider joining the MTT team. Contact our Chair 021 33 33 93 (Pat Turley).