Unison became the Principal Partner of the Maraetōtara Tree Trust in 2019 when it was clear that the vision of both organisations was aligned. Unison’s mission is to be leading a sustainable energy future and environmentally friendly operation, and the restoration work of the Maraetōtara Trust complements this. As a company involved in the management of – and directly impacted by – vegetation, Unison with the support of the Trust, will use the partnership to actively encourage and educate our communities to be safe about planting and maintaining trees near power lines.
David Trubridge has always been an advocate for the environment and its protection. Since 2016, David Trubridge Ltd has committed to annual sponsorship of the Maraetōtara Tree Trust, by way of a donation for every light sold per annum by DTL. From 2019, Josh Lynch (GM of DTL) has been a board member of the Trust.
Pat Turley for 35 years has wanted farmland waterways reserved. Turley & Co in 2006 became the Maraetōtara River restoration original sponsor. Pat is a Maraetōtara Tree Trust volunteer trustee and board member since 2009, and prior chair for 5 years. Turley & Co colleagues are ongoing MTT river restoration sponsors and volunteers for 14 years.
At the Maraetōtara River mouth sits our village of Te Awanga, an area of significant local history over the centuries, an important wetland and recreational area for residents, fisher folk, surfers and visitors alike.
We 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, kaitiaki for future generations.