Posts by Maria Johnston

Hannah Starnes unveils award-winning mural in Nelson

Nelson artist, Hannah Starnes, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the Homes by Orange building on Queen Street in Nelson. Hannah 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 ‘Small Things Matter’, highlights the…

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Daniel Anderton wins June Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Daniel Anderton, our Volunteer of the Month for June. Daniel is the founder of the group Down To Earth Kiwis NZ (DTEKNZ). The group have cleaned up over 50 beaches in Auckland and have plans to head to Taranaki for some clean ups in September. The group has members throughout New Zealand who…

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Jil Sergent unveils award-winning mural in Napier

Hawke’s Bay artist, Jil Sergent, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the large roller door of Beagle’s Bees Honey Factory in Onekawa Industrial area in Napier. Jil 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,…

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Keep New Zealand Beautiful Announce Celebrity Ambassadors

KNZB Ambassadors

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

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

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

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

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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