One month on board the Tangaroa – 2024 NIWA Ambassador

One month on board the Tangaroa – 2024 NIWA Ambassador

The day before we returned to Wellington I saw the mainland for the first time in 1 month. We cruised up the south island and past Kaikoura, watching sun rays filtering through clouds - a welcome light after a stormy morning. A pod of ~30 common dolphins swam around...

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Update from Lottie – our 2024 GNS Ambassador

Update from Lottie – our 2024 GNS Ambassador

Kia ora, I’m Lottie –  I’m doing my postgrad in Geology at the University of Canterbury, Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha. As the 2024 Blake GNS Ambassador, I got the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in a major research project around Whakaari. Safe to say...

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Ōtautahi kaiako shares their BLAKE journey

Ōtautahi kaiako shares their BLAKE journey

I first heard of the BLAKE NZ-VR programme at BLAKE Inspire for Teachers that I was fortunate enough to attend in September 2022. The whole Inspire programme was inspirational in the way it supported the development of new understandings, interwoven with practical...

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Tales of a Sub-Antarctic explorer

Tales of a Sub-Antarctic explorer

Westpac representative Kate Archer went on the adventure of a lifetime – she joined a BLAKE Expedition to the sub-Antarctic’s with BLAKE and the Royal New Zealand Navy. Now back from her adventure, Kate shares her experience with us. After three years of planning, my...

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Reconstructing past environments

Reconstructing past environments

Motu Ihupuku, Campbell Island, remote and rugged, this uninhabited Sub Antarctic Island lies 700 km south of Te Waipounamu - New Zealand’s South Island. Campbell Island is home to a diverse abundance of unique wildlife, including six species of albatross, endemic...

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