In the Community
Founders Helma van den Berg and Tim Turvey have spent the last 25 years living in the Hawke’s Bay coastal region of Te Awanga. After falling in love with the area they remain intensely involved with local activities.
This passion for supporting the local community continued on, with Clearview Estate supporting a wide variety of locally initiated programmes. Clearview Estate donates time and goods to several community projects. Old office equipment is donated to local schools and wine is donated to local charitable raffles. We support projects such as the local Maraetotara River Tree Trust; dedicated to planting endangered and indigenous tree species and protecting waterways and wetlands.
Long-term staff member Bernie Kelly a cycle advocate involved with the On-Cycle Network and Cycle Aware HB. www.can.org.nz. One of the reasons why Clearview Estate has always supported cycling, whether it is proprietor Helma van den Berg cycling around the vineyards or to collect the mail; school children and locals on their daily commute through the vineyards; or staff members cycling to work.
“Riding a bike is life enhancing for all the usual reasons, and so there is a neat parallel with working the land. Cycling allows you to keep in tune with these rhythms whether or not you work the land.” (Jeremy Dunningham)
Other events or projects in the local community supported by Clearview include: