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
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..
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-loveable varmint. Campbell, a 17-year-old student at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna school in Wellington, makes time in his frenetic schedule for the smaller creatures on earth, to help save “our taonga species”. read more..
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
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
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
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..
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
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
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
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
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
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
Official media release announcing the Young Blake Expedition 2016 Sub-Antarctic Voyage read more..
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
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
Mediaworks Journalist Isobel Ewing went with Young Blake Expeditions to the Sub-Antarctic read more..
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
The second day in Washington DC saw our Kiwi delegates meeting with the NAAEE to hear about the environmental programs they run. read more..