Our news articles are stories of great New Zealanders who have risen to the challenge of #believeyoucan. Those who knew Peter will remember him saying that if you really want something, if it’s really important, then you have to believe that you can do it, and inspire others to believe it's possible as well. We hope these articles inspire you to share your stories of leadership with your schools, communities and colleagues. Sir Peter Blake set the standard for ‘Believe You Can’.

All our articles are written by the very talented Suzanne McFadden and our news article archive can be found here.

Latest News Articles

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 environment, is interested in finding scientific answers for. read more..

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. read more..

Engaging more young Kiwi leaders to take on the environment
Engaging more young Kiwi leaders to take on the environment

James Gibson, the Sir Peter Blake Trust’s new CEO, has a passion for environmental leadership – and a personal incentive to conserve New Zealand’s environment, he tells Suzanne McFadden. read more..

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. read more..

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. read more..

Illustrious skipper heartbroken by a sea of plastic
Illustrious skipper heartbroken by a sea of plastic

Few sailors have circumnavigated the globe as many times as Dee Caffari, but every time she does, another piece of her heart breaks. read more..

Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: James Gibson New CEO Of Sir Peter Blake Trust
MEDIA RELEASE: James Gibson New CEO Of Sir Peter Blake Trust

The Sir Peter Blake Trust today announced that James Gibson from Sport NZ would take up the role of CEO with the Trust from February next year. This follows the recent departure of previous CEO Shelley Campbell who took up a new role in the Waikato. read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Young Auckland adventurer heads to Antarctica
MEDIA RELEASE: Young Auckland adventurer heads to Antarctica

A talented young Aucklander is packing his bags to head to the ice on 4 November after being awarded a coveted Blake Antarctic Ambassadorship. read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Record Numbers Expected at Annual ‘Great Blake Race’ for Charity
MEDIA RELEASE: Record Numbers Expected at Annual ‘Great Blake Race’ for Charity

With more than 650 people and 45 yachts, including legendary Steinlager 2 taking part in this year’s Great Blake Race, the fourth-annual charity event is set to be bigger than ever. read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Sir Peter Blake Trust Chief Executive Announces Resignation
MEDIA RELEASE: Sir Peter Blake Trust Chief Executive Announces Resignation

Chair of the Sir Peter Blake Trust, Sue Foley, is today announcing the resignation of the Trust’s Chief Executive, Shelley Campbell. read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Student Heads to the Ice and Realises Life-Long Dream
MEDIA RELEASE: Student Heads to the Ice and Realises Life-Long Dream

University of Auckland student Annika Andresen heads to Antarctica to help save Sir Ed’ Hillary’s Hut after winning a sought-after Blake Antarctic Ambassador Award. read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Rare Pieces of Sporting History to Raise Funds For Charity
MEDIA RELEASE: Rare Pieces of Sporting History to Raise Funds For Charity

Official media release announcing exclusive charity auction items at the Great Blake Race 2016 read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Expedition to New Zealand's Lost Islands
MEDIA RELEASE: Expedition to New Zealand's Lost Islands

Official media release announcing the Young Blake Expedition 2016 Sub-Antarctic Voyage read more..

OTAGO DAILY TIMES: HMNZS Otago arrives in Dunedin
OTAGO DAILY TIMES: HMNZS Otago arrives in Dunedin

The ODT meets HMNZS Otago at Dunedin as it returns from the Sub-Antarctic read more..

BLOG POST: Our Ocean, One Future
BLOG POST: Our Ocean, One Future

Oceanography student at the University of Otago, Mitchell is in Washington DC attending the Our Ocean, One Future Leadership Summit. read more..

NEWSHUB: Auckland Islands Research
NEWSHUB: Auckland Islands Research

Mediaworks Journalist Isobel Ewing went with Young Blake Expeditions to the Sub-Antarctic read more..

BLOG POST: Our Ocean Youth Leadership Conference
BLOG POST: Our Ocean Youth Leadership Conference

Day three and four at Washington, D.C. attending the Our Ocean Youth Conference at Georgetown University read more..

BLOG POST: NAAEE & The Smithsonian Institute
BLOG POST: NAAEE & The Smithsonian Institute

The second day in Washington DC saw our Kiwi delegates meeting with the NAAEE to hear about the environmental programs they run. read more..

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