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Improving te mana o te wai māori

Improving te mana o te wai māori

Words by Tessa Thomson BLAKE NIWA Ambassador - Freshwater  Kia ora koutou! My time as a BLAKE NIWA Ambassador came to an end late January, and I have spent the past couple of months reflecting on the time I spent in Hamilton. It was an incredible two weeks, and I am...

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Monitoring our precious hoiho and pakake

Monitoring our precious hoiho and pakake

Words by Wednesday Davis BLAKE DOC Ambassador - Hoiho (Yellow Eye Penguin) and Pakake (NZ Sealion)  Kia ora! Ko Wednesday toku ingoa. Nō England ōku tīpuna. I tipu ake au ki Tauranga, e noho ana au kei Tāmaki Makaurau. Kia Ora! My name is Wednesday, and I am one of...

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Tracing atmospheric gases

Tracing atmospheric gases

Amy Burney BLAKE NIWA Ambassador - Atmostphere & Climate I spent my last week of my BLAKE NIWA ambassadorship in an entirely different environment than the first two weeks. From a busy populous NIWA site just outside of New Zealand’s capital city to Lauder in...

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From the air to the ocean

From the air to the ocean

Amy Burney BLAKE NIWA Ambassador - Atmostphere & Climate From the air to the ocean, my second week started by attending a seminar by Chris Harvat on the next generation of sea ice modelling. This talk was a bit out of my field of understanding, but nonetheless...

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New Zealand’s Carbon Picture

New Zealand’s Carbon Picture

Amy Burney BLAKE NIWA Ambassador - Atmostphere & Climate My first of two weeks at the Greta point NIWA headquarters began with many inductions, introductions and lots of information. Hinrich Schaefer, who is taking me under his wing for the next weeks had a lot to...

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BLAKE Ambassador explores Antarctica through earth science

BLAKE Ambassador explores Antarctica through earth science

BLAKE Antarctic Ambassador Rachel Worthington wasn’t sure what to study – then she discovered geology, and later oceanography, and she’s so enraptured that she wants all Kiwi kids to know about the incredible opportunities earth science presents. “Look, hey, like if...

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Nominations are open for the BLAKE Young Leader Awards

Nominations are open for the BLAKE Young Leader Awards

Sir Peter Blake believed in the incredible potential of young people to achieve great things. The BLAKE Young Leader Awards aim to recognise our young New Zealanders (Years 5-8) who show commitment to leading positive change in their community that leads to a...

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BLAKE Inspire for Teachers – applications open for 2020!

BLAKE Inspire for Teachers – applications open for 2020!

For primary and intermediate teachers who are passionate about developing their environmental knowledge. BLAKE Inspire for Teachers is a five-day, action-packed environmental education and leadership development programme for primary and intermediate teachers. Fully...

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BLAKE Inspire for Teachers - 2021 applications are NOW OPEN!Learn More
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