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April 2018
5 April 2018

Keep New Zealand Beautiful launches new campaign to tackle litter

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) has launched an anti-litter campaign, fronted by a boisterous character named Mama Nature to celebrate Kiwis doing the right thing when it comes to disposing rubbish.

March 2018
29 March 2018

March Volunteer of the Month awarded to Miriam Shaw!

Miriam Shaw is this month’s Volunteer of the Month in association with the Princess Margaret Hospital Green Team! Miriam is dedicated to leading volunteers of the Green Team and an advocate for sustainability in her community. This past December, she and her team organised a river clean up along the banks of the Heathcote River…

20 March 2018

Congratulations to Kate Fan, our Volunteer of the Month for February!

Kate is a valuable member of her school and community; organising school and beach clean-ups, volunteering her time tree-planting at Motutapu Island and conducting waste audits for her school. She has been the leader of the Environmental Group for the past year, arranging meetings every week to promote and educate her peers on the importance…

February 2018
27 February 2018

Local artists sought to paint New Zealand beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is looking to merge nature with art as part of its 2018 Nature Murals competition.

20 February 2018

YRE winner wins scholarship to International YRE/UNESCO Youth Leaders Forum

Congratulations to Joshua Richardson who has received a scholarship to attend the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)/UNESCO Youth Leaders Forum, held in Portugal from 15-19 March 2018.

5 February 2018

January Volunteer of the Month goes to Paxton Sneddon

Paxton Sneddon, together with Beau Fielding, are the deserving winners of our Volunteer of the Month award, in association with New Zealand Couriers and Resene, for January. Paxton and Beau Do The Right Thing throughout the year, cleaning up their local streets, planting in the local gardens, and working with Auckland Council to help keep…

January 2018
18 January 2018

Local artists given the opportunity to paint New Zealand beautiful in 2018

Keep New Zealand Beautiful, in partnership with Resene, are excited to announce the opening of the 2018 Nature Murals Competition, open to local artists who are willing to Do The Right Thing and help paint New Zealand beautiful. Submissions open on 1st February, with the winning entries receiving a $1000 grant and all the materials…

11 January 2018

Lindsay Best awarded December Volunteer of the Month

Lindsay Best from Keep Te Aroha Beautiful has been awarded December Volunteer of the Month!

December 2017
21 December 2017

Newlands Intermediate unveil mural celebrating Wellington’s iconic sculptures

Newlands Intermediate, winners of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) Wall Worthy Competition, were excited to unveil their completed mural this month.

11 December 2017

KNZB announces Blue Flag recipients

Three New Zealand marinas and one sustainable boating tourism operator (SBTO) have been awarded the Blue Flag for the 2017-2018 season, joining elite marinas and boating operators internationally in receiving the highly regarded accreditation.  The SBTO accreditation is a recent addition to the long standing Blue Flag beaches and marinas programme. This week, Keep New Zealand Beautiful…