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.

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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 2023


branches across New Zealand


students have received environmental education since the launch of our new school programming


worth of community contribution during Clean Up Week, covering 39,524,772 m2


pieces of litter collected and audited as part of our research and citizen science programmes


media impressions

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Keep New Zealand Beautiful, a charity empowering young minds with invaluable environmental education, says they will be forced to shelve their free school programmes beyond Term 2, 2024 unless they […]

Omoda Jaecoo, New Zealand’s newest car brand launched in Auckland last week, announcing a partnership with one of Aotearoa’s longest-standing environmental charities, Keep New Zealand Beautiful. The announcement was made […]

Congratulations to Natasha Duncan-Sutherland of Māngere Bridge, Auckland, our March Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month! Natasha is a woman of action, and she has a passion for her local community — […]