Keep New Zealand Beautiful

When we were established by the Government in 1967, we were all about litter. But a lot has changed in over half a decade.

Our economy and population has grown, and so has the scale, scope and implications of our waste problem. Today, the three most critical challenges that waste poses to our country is: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

We believe, as Aotearoa’s oldest and most iconic environmental not-for-profit organisation, that we have an important role to play in addressing these issues. Which is why we’re passionately committed to creating a more climate conscious, ecologically diverse and pollution free future for all New Zealander’s. But we can’t do it alone.

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Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Our Keep New Zealand Beautiful Ambassadors

We’re proud to have these incredible Kiwis supporting our cause – Hayley King, Stacey Morrison and Michael Van de Elzen.

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Our iconic rainbow logo has been a part of New Zealand culture for over 50 years. Visit our online store to shop our retro gear including tees, hoodies, hats and bags as well as our Mama Nature campaign inspired merchandise.

What we accomplished in 2021


branches across New Zealand


students reached through our education programmes


worth of community contribution during Clean Up Week, covering 17,869,320 m2


people impacted by our Paint New Zealand Beautiful programmes


media impressions

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Hawkes Bay artist Stan Mans recently completed a new mural at rural Pākōwhai School, titled WE’RE MORE THAN JUST APPLES. Pākōwhai School was one of ten winners in this year’s […]

A new mural featuring native wildlife and titled ‘Nature’s Playground’ was recently unveiled at Rangiora Playcentre, Canterbury. The playcentre was one of ten winners in this year’s Keep New Zealand […]

Last week, acclaimed Porirua artist Leon Hohepa unveiled his new award-winning mural ‘FUTURE GENERATIONS’, that now graces a wall in Cannons Creek Park, Porirua. Leon, a contemporary Māori artist, was […]