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 Zealanders. But we can’t do it alone.

Help us and get involved as…

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 2022

504

branches across New Zealand

42,610

students reached through our education programmes

$2,189,981

worth of community contribution during Clean Up Week, covering 39,678,828 m2

3,176,581

people impacted by our Paint New Zealand Beautiful programmes

70,181,039

media impressions

News & blog

See what we’ve been up to. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all our upcoming events, programmes and competitions, as well as news from our helping hands and branches.

Students and teachers at Inglewood Primary School in New Plymouth recently completed a new edible garden as one of ten winners in last year’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful Kai Garden […]

Glamorgan School in Auckland was one of the ten winners of our 2023 Resene Wall Worthy mural Competition, with this impressive design reflecting the unique environment around the school, full […]

Congratulations to our January 2024 Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month, Ripeka Pennicott-Sciascia of Southland. Here’s proof that it’s never too young to get young children active in the community! […]