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

Birds of a Feather in East Coast and Deep South
Birds of a Feather in East Coast and Deep South

Richard Tuhaka’s dive down into the Sub-Antarctic, in search of one of the world’s rarest birds, has given him a kete full of knowledge to pass on to the children of Tolaga Bay. read more..

Attending to his own health: Dr Sam Hazledine
Attending to his own health: Dr Sam Hazledine

Despite his ground-breaking change to the modern day Hippocratic Oath, Blake Leader Dr Sam Hazledine knows he has only made the first incision in an operation to improve the wellbeing of doctors across the globe, Suzanne McFadden reports. read more..

New Blake conquering the world
New Blake conquering the world

As James Blake heads off on his first round-the-world race odyssey, he knows he will find a new appreciation of what his father, Sir Peter Blake, achieved, and see the oceans he fell in love with. read more..

Shedding light on a whale of a mystery
Shedding light on a whale of a mystery

Fragments of humpback whale skin no bigger than a thumbnail, gathered from the remote waters of Raoul Island, could help solve one of the great migration mysteries of the South Pacific. read more..

INSPIRE NZ September 2017: Teen airs her message to the world in Times Square
INSPIRE NZ September 2017: Teen airs her message to the world in Times Square

Nineteen-year-old Isla Christensen is flabbergasted - her message to the world is about to be broadcast in New York City’s Time Square. Christensen filmed and edited her short film, “It Can Be Different”, for her Year 13 media studies assessment at Karamu High School in Hastings last year. read more..

INSPIRE NZ August 2017:  The ongoing evolution of Leadership Week
INSPIRE NZ August 2017: The ongoing evolution of Leadership Week

Not that long ago, New Zealanders would shrink away from being labelled leaders. And many of those who stood up would be felled by the great Kiwi tradition of scything down tall poppies. read more..

Media Releases

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..

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..

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: 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..

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..

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