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We mobilise over 70,000 volunteers every year - cleaning up beaches, picking up litter, removing graffiti, planting trees and much more. We also work in schools teaching our kids to be tidy Kiwis and helping to protect our beautiful country for future generations. We can't do this without your support. As almost all our work is done by volunteers, your donation can achieve a huge amount.


Beautiful Awards 2019



worth of man power towards community contributions


total Mama Nature impressions


visitors at our Blue Flag sites


students reached through our programming


cigarette butts diverted from our waterways


We’re a charitable trust dedicated to keeping our communities clean, safe and beautiful. Our campaigns ‘Be A Tidy Kiwi’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ have been part of New Zealand culture for nearly 50 years. Our rainbow logo is as recognisably Kiwi as L&P and jandals, and still proudly worn on tee shirts today.



Susan Hodkinson Wins September Volunteer Of The Month

Oct 1, 2019

Congratulations to Susan Hodkinson, our Volunteer of the Month for September. Susan has been picking up litter in the Central Mount Maunganui area for close to 30 years. She lives near a sports ground and says she acts as the virtual skip cleaning up after events. Susan is passionate about the problem with broken glass…

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Winners of the 2019 Young Reporters for The Environment Litter Less Competition Announced

Sep 12, 2019

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) are proud to announce the winners of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) – Litter Less 2019 competition. In its 25th year, YRE is a youth-led environmental programme which encourages students to focus on environmental issues relating to litter. The programme is facilitated in New Zealand by KNZB on…

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Dunedin artist Claire Rye unveils award-winning mural on Lorne Street

Sep 11, 2019

Dunedin artist Claire Rye unveils award-winning mural on Lorne Street Dunedin artist, Claire Rye, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the toilet block of Dunedin’s busy Lorne Street. Claire was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019.…

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Jill and Doug Phelps Win August Volunteer Of The Month

Sep 2, 2019

Congratulations to Jill and Doug Phelps, our Volunteers of the Month for August. Both Doug and Jill can be seen almost everyday walking the rural streets of Bombay, Auckland collecting litter. They walk approximately four kilometres at a time and collect between four to six bags of rubbish each. The local community regularly toot and…

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Hillcrest High School unveils award winning environmental mural

Aug 21, 2019

Hamilton’s Hillcrest High School, winners of Keep New Zealand’s Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Wall Worthy competition 2019, are excited to unveil their completed award-winning mural. The mural, titled ‘Stronger Together’, has been painted at the front of the school and incorporates the local Pirongia mountain range and the Waikato River as well as two beautiful New…

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Beautiful Awards 2019 – Finalists Announced!

Aug 14, 2019

Congratulations to all of our 2019 Beautiful Awards Finalists! Keep New Zealand Beautiful has revealed the finalists for the 2019 Beautiful Awards. The judges were impressed with the calibre of entries and it hasn’t been easy to determine the finalists. There are six finalists across three location-based categories: Most Beautiful Small Town, Most Beautiful Large Town…

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