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Sir Peter Blake Youth Environment Forum

When: 15-19 April 2012 in Auckland
Who: Three Y12 secondary school students from the Bay of Plenty
What: Applications are now closed.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to work with professionals and 47 other students from around the country to help shape a sustainable future for New Zealand. Students will learn about environmental issues through field trips and working with industry and community experts and develop strategies to address them. The Ministry for the Environment runs this event with the Sir Peter Blake Trust.

Thirty of the forum delegates will also be selected for the Young Blake Expedition to the Kermadec Islands, 1000kms north-east of New Zealand. The group of  secondary school students from around New Zealand will travel on board HMNZS Canterbury to the Kermadecs from 8 - 19 August, with a crew of subject experts including scientists, artists, educators, communicators and leaders. The students' travel, food and accomodation will be fully sponsored and they will be chaperoned.

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What: is an innovative and exciting Education for Sustainability programme. The programme involves a tough inter-school competition, a variety of environmentally themed challeenges and development of environmental champions. It's designed to give senior students the tools, knowledge and skills to bring about positive environmental changes within their school.  Enviro-challenge examines tangible environmental problems and stimulates students to fine creative, dynamic solutions to the issues that are facing them and their schools.
Who: for students aged 16 - 18 years.
When: During Term 1 teams gather their information; the challenge is towards the end of Term 1

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Rotorua Youth Environment Forum

Are you Eco Friendly?

The Rotorua Youth Environment Forum is run in conjunction with Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

The aims of the Forum are:

  • To increase environmental awareness amongst the youth in the Rotorua community.
  • To create proactive attitudes about environmentally friendly lifestyles within the community.
  • To take active steps in improving the Rotorua environment.

The Forum consists of students from Secondary and Intermediate schools in the Rotorua region.

Contact us for further information.  Please see our contact details at the bottom of this page.


The ReGeneration network was created to support young environmental and social changemakers and enable them to move powerfully from secondary schooling, through further education and work experience, and into purpose related employment that is an expression of their highest values and aspirations.

Find out more about the ReGeneration network at or you can contact Billy Matheson at Regeneration ph: (021) 688-770,