Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Tribute to Sir Peter Blake Unveiled by Son

Media Release

1 April 2004

James Blake Unveils Father’s Words On Wall Of Words At Kiwi Income Property Trust’s Vero Centre

“If it’s not hard, it’s not worth doing”

Auckland - James Blake, son of the late Sir Peter Blake, last evening unveiled a tribute to his father at the Vero Centre, in Auckland.

Words immortalised by his father - “If it’s not hard, it’s not worth doing” - were inscribed in the Wall of Words, a major artwork in the lobby of the Vero Centre.

Owned by Kiwi Income Property Trust (KIP), the Vero Centre is recognised as having one of the largest collections of New Zealand artwork outside public art galleries. The Wall of Words is a unique artwork featuring words by and about New Zealanders and their country. Included are words of Dame Whina Cooper, Katherine Mansfield, Richard Seddon, John Clarke, Rewi Alley, Split Enz, Abel Tasman, Maurice Shadbolt and Sir Edmund Hillary.

Chief Executive of the Manager of Kiwi Income Property Trust Angus McNaughton said Sir Peter’s words were the first addition to the Wall since its commissioning and unveiling in 2000.

“These words are the essence of Sir Peter’s approach to life and work, and no doubt the reason for his achievements and success. With such a gritty personal philosophy Sir Peter had the courage to pursue his dreams, to understand the risks involved, and to respect the challenges he faced. Many of us have been inspired by them in our own challenges.

“As the curator of the Wall of Words and the other Vero Centre artworks, Kiwi Income Property Trust is pleased to have had the chance to facilitate this addition to the Wall as a way of celebrating Sir Peter’s life and achievements. We are also thankful to Lady Pippa Blake for sanctioning the inclusion of these words on the Wall.”

The Wall of Words can be viewed and enjoyed at the Vero Centre on Shortland Steet, Auckland.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news