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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.



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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Beautiful Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Oct 24, 2019

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) have announced the winners of this year’s Beautiful Awards at a gala dinner held at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin this evening. Whanganui was crowned the Most Beautiful City as well as winning the award for Best Street. The winners for Most Beautiful Large and Small Town awards…

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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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