About The Trust

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. We aim to inspire and mobilise the next generation of Leaders and Marine Environmentalists. - See more at: www.sirpeterblaketrust.org



Sir Peter Blake

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