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.


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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.



New Zealand Students Receive International Recognition in YRE International Competition

Jun 7, 2019

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) are excited to announce that all five of the winners from the New Zealand Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) 2018 competition who were put forward to compete in the 2019 YRE International competition have been shortlisted, and four have received a placing. All these students received their awards in…

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Keep New Zealand Beautiful Announce Celebrity Ambassadors

Jun 5, 2019

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is proud to welcome onboard their new team of celebrity ambassadors – artist Hayley King, radio broadcaster Stacey Morrison, chef Michael Van de Elzen and TV journalist Melissa Chan-Green. The ambassadors will work with Keep New Zealand Beautiful to promote their beautification programmes such as Paint New Zealand Beautiful, Plant…

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Sarah Nicholls wins May Volunteer of the Month

May 30, 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Nicholls, our Volunteer of the Month for May. Sarah is just seven years old and organised a street clean up in her local community of Mangere Bridge in Auckland. Together with Friends of the Farm and sponsors from local businesses Sarah and her family organised a free sausage sizzle for everyone involved…

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Rosa Friend unveils award-winning mural at Wellington Hospital

May 23, 2019

Wellington artist, Rosa Friend, has unveiled her award-winning mural outside the window of the long-term ward at Wellington Hospital. Rosa was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. The mural, titled ‘Aotearoa Lane’ showcases a beautiful native…

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Sara Fernandez Unveils Award-Winning Mural in Grey Lynn

May 9, 2019

Auckland artist, Sara Fernandez, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the Youth Line building in Grey Lynn. Sara was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Nature Murals competition 2019. The mural, titled ‘Grow’ highlights Sara’s passion to create a better environment…

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Gary Mitchell wins April Volunteer of the Month

Apr 29, 2019

Congratulations to Gary Mitchell, our Volunteer of the Month for April. Gary is the founder and manager of the volunteer group Predator Free Grenada Village in Wellington, which controls pests and predators in a large and growing suburb. He organises community backyard trapping in the suburb of Grenada Village for the control of rats and…

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