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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 Des Watson, our Volunteer of the Month for February!

Feb 28, 2020

Congratulations to Des Watson, our Volunteer of the Month for Febraury Des’ litter journey started on 1 January 2019. After coming into an inheritance, Des decided to spend his inheritance money on travelling around New Zealand picking up litter. He spent the majority of 2019 cleaning up the South Island, and estimates that he gathered…

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Keep New Zealand Beautiful partners with Waste Management New Zealand to send educational book to New Zealand schools

Feb 24, 2020

New Zealand not-for-profit organisation, Keep New Zealand Beautiful, has teamed up with Waste Management to distribute an educational storybook to every kindergarten, primary and intermediate school in New Zealand. The book, titled Kiki Kiwi & Friends: The Travelling Trash, formed part of the Kiki Kiwi Litter Less education programme which Keep New Zealand Beautiful developed…

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Dunedin artist Madison Kelly showcases award-winning mural

Feb 12, 2020

Dunedin artist Madison Kelly’s award-winning mural is now on display at the Operations Staff and Volunteer Headquarters at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, located in the ecosanctuary’s upper grassland area. Madison’s mural submission was one of ten winners, chosen from across the country, in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. The mural, titled “All…

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Keep New Zealand Beautiful welcomes Wellington branch

Jan 31, 2020

Not-for-profit organisation Keep New Zealand Beautiful will now have a Wellington City based branch, Keep Wellington Beautiful. Keep Wellington Beautiful will be headed by Shannon Lenihan, a ‘born and bred Wellingtonian’. Shannon’s motivation to start a branch in her city stemmed from a growing awareness of the amount of litter scattered around Wellington. Whether it…

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Congratulations to Quinn Barker, our Volunteer of the Month for January!!

Jan 31, 2020

Nominated by one of our branches, Keep Waihi Beautiful, Quinn spent his holiday break cleaning up the Karangahake Gorge outside of Paeroa. He collected 360 bags of rubbish, 50 tyres, mattresses and ovens along the river bank of the gorge (over 24 kilometres in total!) He gained national recognition for his efforts after a Facebook…

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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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