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Keep New Zealand Beautiful have announced the winners of this year’s Beautiful Awards at a virtual awards ceremony this evening. Individuals, businesses, communities, schools and New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and cities were all celebrated. The Most Beautiful Towns & Cities finalists were judged by Keep New Zealand Beautiful CEO Heather Saunderson and award-winning journalist…

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Wellington artists, Elise Grangier and James Mitchell, have unveiled their award-winning mural, titled ‘Mind the Balance’ on the side of the Vinnie’s building in Newtown, Wellington. Elise and James were one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Resene Nature Murals Competition 2020. The…

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Winners Announced for the 2020 Young Reporters for The Environment Competition Keep New Zealand Beautiful is proud to announce the winners of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) – Litter Less 2020 competition. In its 26th year, YRE is a youth-led environmental programme which encourages students to focus on environmental issues relating to litter.…

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New Zealand Students Receive International Recognition in Environmental Competition Keep New Zealand Beautiful are excited to announce that three New Zealand students have won awards at the 2020 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) International competition. These three students were all winners from the national New Zealand Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) 2019 competition…

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Auckland artist, Brigita Botma, has unveiled her award-winning mural in Waiuku, Auckland. The mural, titled ‘Keep Our Home Clean NZ’ is located on the side of the Waiuku Village Butcher’s building on the town’s main street. Brigita was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New…

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Grantlea Downs School in Timaru has unveiled their award-winning mural, titled ‘Cultural Celebration’ as one of ten winners in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Resene Wall Worthy Competition 2020. The mural celebrates the 20 different cultures at the school by incorporating different plants and animals from around the world. Teacher Aide Penni Naylor says: “We had…

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Local artists in the Northland town of Mangonui have unveiled their award-winning mural, titled ‘Mangonui’ as one of ten winners in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Resene Nature Murals Competition 2020. The mural project by group Ngā Atua Hou was led by Māori artists Bobby MacDonald and Amiria Puia with local emerging artist Miriama Soutar and…

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Congratulations to all of our 2020 Beautiful Awards Finalists The Beautiful Awards celebrates the environmental excellence of communities, businesses, schools and individuals in New Zealand. Amongst the finalists for the 13 awards, there are six destinations shortlisted for the hotly contested location-based categories: Most Beautiful Small Town (Waiheke Island and Arrowtown), Most Beautiful Large Town…

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