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Sir Peter Blake MERC is New Zealand’s leading charity in providing life changing marine environmental education and outdoor experiences for New Zealanders since 1990. 

We offer a range of residential or off-site engaging educational experiences to cater to the individual needs of our Award participants. You are able to choose from half day experiences, full day experiences or multi-day experiences. These are run by qualified and passionate MERC staff dedicated to fulfilling our vision of being New Zealand’s recognised leader in marine environmental outdoor education, while also providing you with an unforgettable team experience!

Sir Peter Blake MERC has specific programmes for you to complete the different sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary award below.

  • Adventurous Journey Training
  • Adventurous Journey Bronze Practice
  • Adventurous Journey Bronze Qualifying
  • Residential Gold

Our programmes align with the kakariki journey and incorporate environmental education and stewardship elements. To attend upcoming programmes with Sir Peter Blake MERC you can find more information on our
website: MERC webpage
It’s as easy as finding the right programme for you and signing up.

Find out more in our Partner Brochure

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