Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Fitting Memorial to Sir Peter Blake

Fitting Memorial to Sir Peter Blake

Initiative announced on anniversary of his death

A tribute to the late Sir Peter Blake, the world’s best-known yachtsman/adventurer, and who had referred to the Bay of Islands one of his ‘favourite places’ is being announced in Russell on the anniversary of his murder one year ago.

“The funds raised from a collection taken up in Russell at the time of his memorial service, and from the sale of Peter Blake memorabilia since, will help produce a booklet which will be widely distributed around the Bay,” said Jacqui Knight, CEO of Enterprise Russell. “We realised that while everyone loves the Bay of Islands as much as Sir Peter did, quite often people don’t know the best way of preserving life around it. This brochure will be like a first aid kit for residents and ratepayers, visitors, boaties and anyone else in the Bay.”

The booklet will contain practical tips on how to reduce pollution from septic tanks and oil leaks as well as how to protect marine mammals and birdlife. It will contain the take regulations for seafood available locally, and where to find a pump-out station, landfills and recycling areas. It will have information on noxious weeds, endangered species and how to protect coastal habitats and archaeological sites. And it will also have contact details if you should need further, more detailed information

“Helen Pick, representing BOI Coastal Watchdog and Tony Mundell, the local Missioner to Seafarers representative and I looked at many ideas. We felt that this was one that Sir Peter would have been right behind.”

At the time of his death Sir Peter had been championing blakexpeditions, the objective of which was to ‘help protect life in, on and around the waters of the world’. Blakexpeditions continues today with the SEAFARER currently at the Emsworth Sailng Club in Hampshire, Great Britain.

Information from the various government departments and other groups is being collated by Enterprise Russell personnel. It is hoped to have the booklet distributed before Christmas to PO Boxes, letterboxes as well as on shop counters.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news