Twelve Kiwi students set off on Monday on a voyage to the Auckland Islands, south of New Zealand. They will be joined on the Young Blake Expedition by a crew of marine scientists and representatives from the navy, the Department of Conservation, Niwa and the Sir Peter Blake Trust. This week we talk to five of the expedition party. Today, Hamish Hooper, cameraman and editor.
What is your association with the Sir Peter Blake Trust?
I have always been a big fan of the trust, and the work it does with young people.
What does a typical day at work usually look like?
I'm generally either in the comfort of an office editing content, or out and about, often in some form of discomfort, filming on the ocean, at a sporting or news event, or profiling interesting people.
What is your role on this Young Blake expedition?
I will be documenting the great work of the scientists, and the young Blake ambassadors.
What do you think the most challenging part of the expedition will be?
Not filming too much.
What would be your advice to the student voyagers?
Take in everything.