Find, join or start a branch

We have a network of Community and Educational Branches across the country who are all working hard to educate, inspire and empower Kiwis to ‘Do the Right Thing’ and Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

Creating or joining a branch is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and try something new, and at the same time keep your little neck of New Zealand clean and green!

You can find a list of all our Educational Branches and map of our Community Branches below.

No branch in your area or at your school? Why not start one yourself?

Educational Branches

Our Educational Branches are early childhood centres, schools and tertiary institutions who are committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship, and who illustrate this in their key values.

Educational Branches are key to engaging our youth and future decision makers – through sustainability initiatives, events and participation in environmental educational programmes. Each branch has the flexibility to focus on the initiatives and programmes that best fit in with their school’s environmental needs, student numbers and time available.

It’s completely free to start an Educational Branch, the only expectation is that the school makes an active commitment to:

  • Providing engaging opportunities for their students in environmental sustainability
  • Exploring ideas to reduce the school’s environmental footprint
  • Encouraging students to take responsibility and pride in caring for their local environment

How do I start up an Educational Branch?

If you’re a school and you’re interested in becoming an Educational Branch, then please get in touch by emailing education@knzb.org.nz.

Find out about our Educational Branches and programmes for schools.

Community Branches

Our Community Branches are groups of people who have an interest in keeping their little neck of New Zealand safe, clean and beautiful.

One of the main strengths of a Community Branch is their knowledge of their local area and the relationships  that they have with others who support them. Every branch is different, reflecting the surrounding community, members and individual strengths and time availability to its volunteers.

The only expectation of a Community Branch is that they hold a minimum of two public environmental events each year and that they submit a report at the end of each year to share with us what’s they’ve achieved.

Here’s some great reasons to start a Community Branch

  • There’s not a Community Branch in your area, and
  • You want to make a difference in your little part of New Zealand
  • Your community has a need for environmental education and programmes
  • You want to help us to educate the next generation of Tidy Kiwis
  • You want to be part of a network of likeminded people and affiliated with an iconic organisation
  • You’d like help from our team to get your local initiatives off the ground – including marketing and PR help, your own local logo suite and social assets, giveaway prizes, sponsorship support and more!
  • You’re interested in special discounts on our merchandise, giveaway prizes and early bird prices to our events

How to start up a Community Branch?

If you’re  interested in starting a Community Branch, then please get in touch by emailing info@knzb.org.nz.

Find out about starting a Community Branch and all the ways we can support you.

Finding or joining a Community Branch?

Our Community Branches love new volunteers so if you’ve got the energy, enthusiasm and you’re not afraid of a bit of elbow grease then we know that they’ll be keen to hear from you. Find your local Community Branch  below.