Sir Peter Blake was a legendary New Zealand leader, explorer, and environmentalist who continues to inspire us all. With Westpac's support as the Foundation Partner, BLAKE aims to help New Zealanders make a positive difference to the planet by encouraging environmental awareness and leadership development.

BLAKE Awards

The annual BLAKE Awards have been taking place since 2005 and recognise outstanding New Zealand leaders who follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter and continue to exemplify his extraordinary kiwi ‘can do’ spirit.

BLAKE Young Leader Awards

The BLAKE Young Leader Award, in association with Westpac, recognises young people who have shown promising leadership in their schools and communities. Westpac staff around New Zealand present an award to a student in each primary and intermediate school that participates, as selected by teachers and peers.

BLAKE Inspire 

BLAKE Inspire is an annual opportunity open to young environmental leaders from all over New Zealand. Throughout a week long programme, delegates learn about topical environmental issues facing our country and develop leadership skills and action plans to help address them. Students come away with new friends, networks and abilities to start driving positive change within their own schools and communities.