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KNZB Week 2014 Results!

Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Guides Trekking

You’re beautiful New Zealand!
We are so excited to announce that Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week 2014 was officially the biggest ever.

We want to congratulate all the volunteers, many of whom who braved wild weather last week to clean up their patch. The annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week concluded on Saturday 20th September and saw the biggest number of clean-up events registered since the campaign began in 2010 and a 54% increase on the 2013 results!
“We are thrilled to see so many New Zealander’s organizing events in their community” says KNZB General Manager Heather Saunderson, “the week has been a record-breaker for us and everyone who participated should be incredibly proud of what has been achieved.”
Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week is not just about the clean-ups. These events build and strengthen community spirit and allow people to demonstrate their pride in where they live. Many groups took the opportunity to plant fruit trails or native trees.
“It would be great to reach a point where litter is no longer the issue and communities can focus their energy on enhancing our environment” added Heather Saunderson.
The organization has a network of 33 volunteer run or council supported branches around the country and the aim is to have representation in every town and city. Heather Saunderson explains, “We can provide the tools and resources to get the job done, but it is the people on the ground that make things happen at a local level.”

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week Facts and Figures

  • 562 clean-up events nationwide (up 54% from 365 clean-ups in 2013. The previous highest number recorded was 403 clean-ups in 2010, the first year of the event)
  • 15,312 rubbish bags
  • 8,850 recycling bags
  • 228 Schools (up from 124 in 2013)
  • 246 Groups (up from 199 in 2013)
  • 88 Businesses (up from 42 in 2013)
  • 35,896 volunteers participated nationwide

Most interesting finds:

  • A lawnmower (Hornby Primary School, Christchurch)
  • $5 (Wilton, Wellington)
  • A kitchen sink! (Whangarei)

Most registered clean-up events:

  • New Plymouth - 69 events
  • Dunedin – 50 events

Most remote clean-ups:

  • Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Guides Trekking (pictured top)
  • Chatham Islands

The ideal way to contribute to Keeping New Zealand Beautiful is to become a member. Annual membership is $40 and this enables KNZB to provide the resources free-of-charge to schools and groups around the country for campaigns such as Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week, Graffiti Free Week and Paint New Zealand Beautiful.

If you are interested in becoming a member or getting involved with your local branch you can email us at

Great work Aotearoa. You are truly beautiful!





Beverage Container Community Recycling Grants Programme


The Keep New Zealand Beautiful Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants, funded by The Coca-Cola
Foundation provides financial support to individuals, communities and organisations for projects which make long term improvements to the recycling of beverage containers.
Applications to the Community Grants Programme is open to projects ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 (plus
GST) which have a focus on beverage containers and:
· encourage and facilitate “Out & About” recycling 
  programmes at a local community level
· provide education on the correct disposal of waste
· provide education on cause and effects of recycling; and
· enforce best practice principals in our communities.
Applications open: Thursday, 22nd January 2015 at 9 am
Applications close: Friday 27th February 2015 at 5 pm
Full programme details and Application Forms can be downloaded 

Attention Teachers: Wall Worthy is Back!

Enter now and be in the draw to win a digital camera and flat screen television for your classroom!

Keep New Zealand Beautiful has launched for the fifth year its "Wall Worthy" mural competition and hopes to see many entries from all schools throughout New Zealand. The main idea is to get students submitting ideas/designs on what makes their community "Wall Worthy". These could be depictions of local legends, renditions of your award winning pies, a piece of history that your town is famous for or even just a portrait of someone local in the town because it was about time he or she was recognised.

For more information
click here.


Graffiti Free Week 2015
Join the Movement

Graffiti vandalism is a community issue.  Join the movement this ‘Graffiti Free Week’ and let’s get rid of graffiti in our community. Together we can Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
‘Graffiti Free Week’ will run from 16—22 March 2015.  Schools, community groups, local businesses and individuals can take part.  You can register your event via email to
You can receive an Adopt a spot Pack which includes Resene paint vouchers, Graffiti Free Spray, rags, brush, roller, and other items to get your started on your project.
All registered Graffiti Free events registered will be in the draw to win an IPAD MINI!!!!!
More information can be found




Become an Individual Member of KNZB today!


Annual Report 2014

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A copy of the Annual Report 2014 is available here for download.


We need your help to Keep New Zealand Beautiful! If you want more information on what we do and how you can play a part in creating change, check out our KNZB Brochure.