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John Blakeley

School of Engineering and Applied Technology
Location: Building 114, Room 4014


BE Cant., ME Cant., MS Illinois

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (F.IPENZ)
Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers Australia (FIEAust) and Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) (MICE) and Chartered Engineer (UK Engineering Council)
Registered Engineer in New Zealand
Member of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society
Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Member of the Technology Advisory Group of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Vice-Patron of the Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief New Zealand


  • Communications Award (IPENZ) (1992)
  • Rabone Award (IPENZ) (1982)
  • Fulton-Downer (Gold Medal IPENZ) (1978)
  • Hume Prize (IPENZ Auckland Branch) (1975)
  • Fulton Silver Medal (IPENZ) (1967)
  • Fulbright Travel Grant (1964)
  • University Travelling Scholar in Engineering (1964)
  • University Senior Scholar (1963)
Community interests
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Riccarton


Blakeley, J. P. (2016). Development of Engineering Qualifications in New Zealand: A brief history. Auckland, New Zealand, Unitec ePress Occasional and Discussion Paper Series (Vol. Unitec ePress).

Leaver, J., and Blakeley, J. (2009). Hydrogen Versus Battery Electric Vehicles. Energy Watch (Vol. 53 June).

Blakeley, J. (2006). New Zealand's greenhouse gas percentage increase/ New Zealand's Kyoto obligations. EnergyWatch (Vol. 41).

Blakeley, J. (2006). New developments extend gas availability/ Remaining Maui gas reserves/ The saga of Maui gas. EnergyWatch (Vol. 41).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Countries realise their energy vulnerability Editorial. EnergyWatch (Vol. 40).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Roles of the Electricity Commission. EnergyWatch (Vol. 40).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Where is the leadership? Editorial. EnergyWatch (Vol. 39).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Demonstration sustainable homes. EnergyWatch (Vol. 39).

Blakeley, J. (2006). "Future currents" presentation and discussion. EnergyWatch (Vol. 39).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Interview by C. Laidlaw (includes 3 other interviewees): Pathways to sustainable energy future. 'Ideas" - Section of Sunday programme (Vol. 11.00am to 12.00pm, 26 November).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Lignites or LNG? Editorial. EnergyWatch (Vol. 42).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Dollar fall hits wind forms/ Wind generation from existing and planned projects. EnergyWatch (Vol. 42).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Vulnerability of United States oil supplies. EnergyWatch (Vol. 42).

Blakeley, J. (2006). An inconvenient truth. EnergyWatch (Vol. 41).

Blakeley, J. (2006). Why do electricity prices keep rising? Editorial. EnergyWatch (Vol. 41).