Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Trusts Form Alliance To Clean Up The Environment

18 August, 2004

Trusts Form Alliance To Clean Up The Environment

Trainees on board the Spirit of New Zealand will have the opportunity to contribute to the cleaning up of the environment with a new exciting joint venture between The Spirit of Adventure Trust and the newly-formed Sir Peter Blake Trust.

Under the banner of "Cleaning Up our Coastline" the forty teenage trainees - on the Spirit of New Zealand participating in the Spirit of Adventure Trust's regular ten-day youth development voyages - will be asked to give a little of their time ashore to collecting and identifying rubbish and pollution on beaches, coastline and waterways.

Spirit of Adventure CEO John Lister and Mark Orams, Executive Director of the Sir Peter Blake Trust will announce the launch of the two trusts' first project this Friday 20 August at 5.30pm on Princes Wharf in Auckland alongside Spirit of New Zealand.

To mark the occasion, two new, six metre cutters will be christened Sir Peter and Lady Pippa by Spirit Trustees Margaret Bendall, principal of Epson Girl's Grammer and author Tessa Duder.

"This joint venture between the two Trusts clearly demonstrates New Zealanders working together,' said Mark Orams,. "With better knowledge and understanding of the litter and debris that pollute our coastlines and oceans, we will be able to advocate change and litter reduction in our oceans, one of Sir Peter's greatest wishes."

The new cutters, built by Bladerunner Boats, Kumeu, will be carried by Spirit of New Zealand for the small boat sailing that forms part of the ship's ten-day programme. Painted black like their mother ship and proudly sporting the silver fern, they replace two aging whalers in use since the ship's commissioning in 1986.

"Thanks to a major grant from the New Zealand Community Trust and the ex-trainees of our own Voyagers Club, these new $30,000 vessels will enhance the Spirit of New Zealand's programme and represent all that Sir Peter valued about his life," said John Lister.

"We were delighted that Lady Blake agreed to have their names on the vessels and therefore be a tangible part of the Trust that Sir Peter held in such high regard."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

CO2 And Water: Fonterra's Environment Plans

Federated Farmers support Fonterra’s bold push to get to zero emissions of CO2 on the manufacturing side of the Co-operative, both in New Zealand and across its global network. More>>

ALSO:

Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>

ALSO:

Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On

State Highway One and the railway were blocked by damage and slips and the Inland Road suffered significant damage. Farms, homes and businesses suffered building and land damage. Power and internet went down, drinking water systems, sewage systems and local roads were all badly affected... More>>

ALSO: