Beautiful Awards 2017 – Finalists Announced!


The Beautiful Awards, run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful, are just around the corner! This prestigious awards evening celebrates people and communities who Do The Right Thing and demonstrate environmental excellence in all walks of life.

The calibre of entries for the 2017 awards has been very high, which has made judging extremely difficult!

Keep New Zealand Beautiful would like to say a big thank you, first and foremost, to all of our judges. In particular we’d like to thank all of our award entrants for the time and effort that has been put in to submitting your entries. It is fantastic to see the amount of work that is going in to Do The Right Thing, nationwide; long may it continue!

If you’d like to purchase tickets to the awards evening, hosted this year at Craggy Range in the Hawke’s Bay; you can do so on our website,

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Kath Doubleday – National Marketing Manager

021 215 7952


Full list of finalists


Community Environmental Initiative Award

East Taranaki Environment Trust

Kids Greening Taupo

Tuakau Clean Up & Planting Group


Community Group Award

Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

Progress Castlecliff

The Sharing Shed


Sustainable School Award

Kristin School

Morgan Educare

Wainuiomata Primary School


Kiwi’s Choice

Akaroa Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

Lake Marian

Mt Maunganui


Best Loo

Mt Hutt Ski Area

Riddiford Pavillion

Piopio Public Toilets


Most Sustainable Small Business


The Green Collective


Most Sustainable Business Project

Hawkes Bay Farmer’s Market

Plastics NZ


Young Legend Award

Joanna Tao

Mia Simcock


Tidy Kiwi Award

Beverley Thomson

Tom Carr

Karen Ngatai


Ruud Kleinpaste Award

Linda Keall

Marty Hoffart

Reena Wallis


Most Sustainable Business

Ricoh New Zealand

Ceres Organics

Blue Clean LTD


Most Beautiful Suburb

Havelock North




Most Beautiful Small Town





Most Beautiful Large Town





Most Beautiful City







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