We're proud to announce Ben Burrow as the winner of the BLAKE Leader Award - Youth Category, presented by Westpac.

His enthusiasm for conservation is so infectious it has motivated dozens of children and young people to join his crusade in transforming a city’s treasured green space.

Inspired by his can-do attitude and his tireless work ethic, the students have spent countless hours weeding, planting trees and removing predators in Dunedin’s Town Belt.

Watch the video below to learn more about Ben.