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.

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.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful, an iconic not-for-profit organisation that this year celebrates its 55 year milestone, has recently brought on two new Board Members to add to its experienced executive […]

Matipo Primary School on the Te Atatū Peninsula, Auckland recently completed a new edible and medicinal garden for their students, as one of ten winners in this year’s inaugural Kai […]

Moanataiari School in Thames recently completed a new edible and medicinal garden for their students, as one of ten winners in this year’s inaugural Keep New Zealand Beautiful Kai Garden Competition. The […]