Volunteerism

In 2016-18 our team of 5 people collectively tracked 26 hours a month or 8 weeks a year of community orientated volunteerism.

Maraetōtara River Restoration Since 2006

Turley & Co is a proud long term sponsor of Maraetōtara Tree Trust (MTT) that is leading Maraetōtara River riparian margins land reservation and planting of native trees and shrubs.  The project is river restoration, waterway protection, water quality improvement and creation of a native birds corridor for all 43 kms to the ocean.  The Maraetōtara River enters Hawke Bay at a rate of 2.3 million litres per hour.

Our firm became Maraetōtara Tree Trust’s first ever corporate sponsor in 2006.  The Turleys have funded propagation of more than 1,600 native trees or shrubs.  Pat Turley with key support from family and colleagues, is a volunteer Trustee for MTT since 2009 and governance group Chair since 2014.  Refer to website Maraetōtara Tree Trust.

 

789 Christchurch Heritage Trees Protected

Pat Turley in 2016 was retained by a volunteers syndicate including Christchurch Civic Trust, the Notable Trees Trust and Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture as sole land economy/ valuer expert witness for evidence rebuttal before the Independent Hearing Panel into the proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan.  The volunteer organisations’ submissions successfully persuaded Christchurch City Council to reverse its decision to delist 789 Christchurch City heritage trees on private land.  A further 742 trees on public land were also returned to the schedule of significant trees.

Pat Turley worked 50% pro-bono and his collective value land economy evidence and broader land values evidence, was central to 789 private land significant trees being protected and their listed status reinstated under the District Plan for Christchurch.

 

Hastings CBD Vibrancy Submissions 2018

Turley & Co people since 2011 have advocated for a different, more people-centric and friendly approach to Hastings’ city centre design and connectivity.  Pat Turley presented to Hastings District Council Councillors on the Long Term Plan following a May 2018 Submission by Turley & Co people.

 

Other & Sports Clubs

Our firm is an enduring financial supporter of:

Napier Harriers 1998-2018 (20 years)

The Hawke’s Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust since 2001 – Silver Sponsor since 2016

And contributes to other volunteer organisations, clubs and charities including Havelock North Cricket Club 2016-18.