Sir Peter Blake was a legendary New Zealand leader, explorer, and environmentalist who continues to inspire us all. With our support as the foundation partner, the Trust aims to help New Zealanders make a positive difference to the planet by encouraging environmental awareness and leadership development.

Blake Leadership Awards

The annual Blake Leadership 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 Award

The Blake Young Leader Award, in association with Westpac, recognises young people who have shown promising leadership in their schools and communities. The award is given to one student in each primary and intermediate school that participates, as selected by teachers and peers.

Nominations are now open. 

Environmental Programmes

Having sailed around the world five times and clocked up over half a million nautical miles, Sir Peter’s special focus for the environment was on water. As such, the Trust runs environmental programmes to encourage awareness of our marine environment. There are a number of practical initiatives taking place, including the Care for our Coast programme that helps to safeguard its future.

Our support

Westpac is the Foundation Partner of Blake. Inspired by Sir Peter Blake himself, we like to get involved on a very practical level.