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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.




worth of man power towards community contributions during Clean Up Week


total KNZB impressions


visitors at our Blue Flag sites


students reached through our programming


people reached through our paint programmes


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.



Congratulations to Helen Jackson, our Volunteer of the Month for December!

Dec 23, 2019

Helen works with children in school, teaching them to grow their own food, taking the time to listen to students and build their social skills, numeracy and literacy skills and emotional skills in real life and authentic contexts. She is exceptional at what she does and the students love and appreciate the time that she gives.…

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New Plymouth schools unveil their award-winning environmental murals

Dec 23, 2019

New Plymouth schools unveil their award-winning environmental murals New Plymouth’s Inglewood High School and Norfolk Primary School, both winners of Keep New Zealand’s Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Wall Worthy competition 2019, are excited to unveil their completed award-winning murals. Inglewood High School’s mural, titled ‘Kohanga Moa – from then to now’, has been painted on the…

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Congratulations to Madison Saunderson, November’s Volunteer Of The Month

Nov 28, 2019

Congratulations again, Keith, and thank you so much for your hard work to Keep New Zealand Beautiful. Madison has been participating in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s clean-up initiatives for the past seven years. When her mum was involved in peer reviewing data for a Tier 1 National Litter Audit, Madison tagged along collecting rubbish and…

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South Taranaki artist Luther Ashford showcases award-winning mural

Nov 15, 2019

South Taranaki artist Luther Ashford showcases award-winning mural South Taranaki artist Luther Ashford’s award-winning mural is now on display on State Highway 3 adjacent to the Old Patea Freezing Works. Luther’s mural submission was one of ten winners chosen from across the country in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) Nature Murals Competition 2019. The…

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YRE Winners Celebrated at National Workshop

Nov 14, 2019

Winners of this year’s Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less competition were celebrated at the National YRE Workshop on Tuesday 5 November at The University of Auckland. In its 25th year, YRE is a youth-led environmental programme which encourages students between the age of 11-25 years old to focus on environmental issues relating…

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Congratulations to Keith Wells, October’s Volunteer Of The Month

Oct 31, 2019

Congratulations to Keith Walls, our Volunteer of the Month for October! Since taking an early retirement, Keith enjoyed regular walks along Petone’s beautiful shore. On these walks however, he was troubled by the amount of rubbish that he would see. During these walks, he tried to pick up as much litter as he could but…

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