Our news articles are stories of great New Zealanders who are doing inspiring things. 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. 

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

Latest News Articles

Trustee Vacancy
Trustee Vacancy

If you have an interest in governance, are passionate about the environment and a sustainable future for New Zealand, this could be your opportunity to make a positive difference. The Sir Peter Blake Trust is seeking two new Independent Trustees to join their Board. read more..

Introducing NZ-VR: Our new virtual underwater experience
Introducing NZ-VR: Our new virtual underwater experience

Growing up, James Frankham would spend summers with his family at the bottom end of Waiheke Island. On any given day, he could look up or down the Waiheke Channel and see two or three ‘work-ups’ of kahawai. read more..

New book perfectly captures our Hero of the Sea
New book perfectly captures our Hero of the Sea

David Hill may not know a luff from a lanyard. And yet he was able to capture the essence of Sir Peter Blake in his picture book for young readers, Hero of the Sea. read more..

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. read more..

Sir Peter’s visionary words shape the Trust’s new strategy
Sir Peter’s visionary words shape the Trust’s new strategy

In his final log entry onboard Seamaster, anchored in the mouth of the Amazon, Sir Peter Blake wrote what would become prophetic words. “We want to restart people caring for the environment… through adventure, through participation, through education and through enjoyment.” read more..

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..

Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: New virtual reality experience to change hearts and minds of New Zealanders
MEDIA RELEASE: New virtual reality experience to change hearts and minds of New Zealanders

New Zealand Geographic, the Sir Peter Blake Trust and PEW Charitable Trust are excited to unveil the first sites of the NZ-VR Project—a series of virtual reality experiences that will make New Zealand’s natural environments more accessible for all New Zealanders. read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Blake DOC Ambassadors Announced
MEDIA RELEASE: Blake DOC Ambassadors Announced

Five talented young New Zealanders will be packing their bags and heading into the environment this summer after each winning a Blake DOC Ambassador Award. read more..

MEDIA RELEASE: Students to voyage to Chatham Rise on board RV Tangaroa
MEDIA RELEASE: Students to voyage to Chatham Rise on board RV Tangaroa

Two talented young New Zealanders are on their way to the Chatham Rise on board NIWA’s Research Vessel Tangaroa as part of a month-long science voyage, after winning a coveted Blake NIWA Ambassadorship. read more..

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: 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: 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..

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: 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..

For all media enquiries please contact Lara Harrison lara@sirpeterblaketrust.org or 022 079 3554