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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Flexible workshops designed to help students understand the impacts of climate change, and how they can make a difference Keep New Zealand Beautiful, an iconic not-for-profit organisation that this year […]

Congratulations to the Ogle-Turner brothers, Tyson (10) Zac (9) and Eli (8), winners of our July Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month award. The brothers, who live in Picton, have […]

Congratulations to Sandra and Alfonso Hehei, winners of our Tidy Kiwi Volunteers of the Month for June. This amazing husband/wife duo have been working tirelessly as the kaitiaki – guardians […]