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Blake DOC Ambassadors Announced

Blake DOC Ambassadors Announced

Five young New Zealanders will be packing their bags and heading into the environment this summer after each winning a Blake DOC Ambassador Award. Through the Sir Peter Blake Trust’s partnership with the Department of Conservation (DOC), the following young people...

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Millie’s promise to help Tara protect our oceans

Millie’s promise to help Tara protect our oceans

On board Sir Peter Blake’s old expedition boat in the Caribbean Sea, Millie Mannering watched pilot whales dancing around the schooner’s bow, and dipped a net into a massive bloom of phytoplankton stirred up by a devastating hurricane. The 19-year-old swam in azure...

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Watene’s war on kiore, and crusade for kororā

Watene’s war on kiore, and crusade for kororā

Watene Campbell has given a piece of his heart to a little critter on Wellington’s shoreline, while waging war on a less-lovable varmint. Campbell, a 17-year-old student at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna in Wellington, makes time in his frenetic schedule for the...

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A relentless champion of the underwater world

A relentless champion of the underwater world

What does the Hauraki Gulf smell like? How are cats killing Māui dolphins? Why do mother and calf humpback whales congregate in Antarctica’s Ross Sea region? That’s a mere slice of the conundrums Dr Rochelle Constantine, a relentless champion for the marine...

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2018 Blake Medallist and Blake Leaders announced

2018 Blake Medallist and Blake Leaders announced

The Hon. Dame Tariana Turia has been awarded the Blake Medal, the premium award for leadership achievement in New Zealand, by the Sir Peter Blake Trust. The Blake Medal is given to acknowledge and celebrate an extraordinary New Zealand leader who has made an...

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Inka takes government to task on plastic wrap

Inka takes government to task on plastic wrap

As Kiwi teenagers were encouraged to seek solutions and make a difference during an action-packed week at the Sir Peter Blake Trust's 'Youth EnviroLeaders Forum' (YELF), one student immediately put that advice to work, challenging the NZQA. Suzanne McFadden reports....

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Anzac’s call for a sustainable future

Anzac’s call for a sustainable future

As a young boy, Anzac Gallate’s head was filled with tropical fish. He poured over “tons of books” with fish swimming across their pages; he had his own home aquarium. “I wanted to be a marine biologist so badly,” he says. Now, at 17, Gallate has discovered fish he...

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Do you know a Year 5-8 student who is leading positive change within their school? Why not nominate them for a BLAKE Young Leader Award.Learn More
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