The Trust

The Sir Peter Blake Trust aims to inspire and celebrate environmental awareness, adventure and leadership in action

Sir Peter Blake's life as a yachtsman, adventurer, leader and guardian of the environment was tragically cut short on 5 December 2001. But those who knew and loved this great New Zealander vowed his work would live on, and out of this emerged a determination to forge a living legacy which stayed true to Sir Peter's philosophy of 'deeds, not words'.

Having vision is not enough. Change comes through realising the vision and turning it into a reality.

Sir Peter Blake

The Trust was launched on 25 June 2004, and the Government confirmed a $3.8 million endowment - representing a dollar for every New Zealander - for the creation of an organisation which would honour Sir Peter's leadership, love for the environment, and dedication to young people.

Through its programmes the Trust strives to honour Sir Peter's legacy by inspiring his visionary leadership qualities in all New Zealanders and keeping his spirit and values alive for future generations.

An overview of the Trust's 2013 programmes can be downloaded below and printed in A3. 

  1. Get Involved

In this section:

  1. Dare. Dream. Do.

    Dare Dream and Do something for 2013 Leadership Week by holding an event that demonstrates that your group, community, school or business supports daring leaders who dream big dreams. Log your event with us and we'll profile it on the event calendar.

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