Sir Peter Blake MERC

Sir Peter Blake MERC

All donations will be going towards the ongoing work of Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre.


Sir Peter Blake MERC is a not for profit based in Long Bay, Auckland, whose mission is to provide life-changing marine environmental education and outdoor experiences for young New Zealanders.

For over 30 years, we have facilitated quality marine education and outdoor programmes to over 16,000 youth per year. In addition, we cater to school groups, corporates, families, special needs, religious groups and other not for profit organisations.

This includes our annual Blake Experience programme, which enables Decile 1-3 schools with the opportunity to experience a 2 ½ day camp experience at MERC with transport, food and activity costs covered.

MERC also offers the Sir Peter Blake MERC Disadvantaged Fund for individuals facing severe financial hardship, who would not otherwise have the means to take part in a MERC experience.

For more information about what we do, please see our website:

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Our aim is to introduce marine based outdoor programs to schools, special needs, and youth at risk or other community groups that would otherwise be unable to experience environmental and marine education.

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Anne on 08 Jun 2024
Thank you for a great World Ocean Day events Our daughter and her friends had a great time celebrating her birthday in one of her favourite places in Auckland
Deb on 17 Apr 2023
Thank you so much for allowing my daughter to volunteer with you. Every time she comes back she has learnt something and you always make her feel part of the team, and improves her confidence - as a parent i am very grateful. She values the feedback she gets from James, Yuin and again i am grateful. Love your work team
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Guest Donor on 17 Apr 2022
James Bosworth
James Bosworth on 14 Oct 2020
Thanks for your hard work and support
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Guest Donor on 11 Oct 2020

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