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April 2018
14 August 2018

Arataki Kindergarten and Riverlands Primary are proud to unveil their award-winning murals

Mount Maunganui’s Arataki Kindergarten and Blenheim’s Riverlands Primary, winners of the Early Childhood Centre and Primary School Categories of KNZB’s Wall Worthy Competition 2018, were excited to unveil the completion of their award-winning murals recently. Now in its 8th year, KNZB’s Wall Worthy Competition is a community based design competition that is aimed at eliminating…

April 2018
14 August 2018

Local artist portrays the preciousness of nature in award-winning mural

Nelson artist, Hannah Starnes recently unveiled her award-winning mural that portrays the preciousness of nature, its uniqueness and our collective responsibility to look after it. Starnes was one of five winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Nature Murals Competition 2018. Nature Murals is an…

April 2018
10 July 2018

Revisiting the Beautiful Awards 2017 Towns & Cities winners

The 2018 Beautiful Awards submissions are open now and we want to know if your Town or City has what it takes to become a winner! This article revisits our Towns & Cities category winners from 2017, and the question is; how does your Town or City shape up to our previous winners … Most…

April 2018
19 June 2018

Keep New Zealand Beautiful launches one-stop online litter platform

  19 June 2018: Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) has launched an online resource, The National Litter Hub, to provide Kiwis with a central source of litter disposal, waste minimisation and recycling information for every region of New Zealand. KNZB created the resource to make it easier for people to find information on litter disposal…

April 2018
15 June 2018

New Zealand intermediate students win international journalism award

Three Christchurch intermediate students internationally recognised for video-graphic journalism in Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less international competition. Winners Tessa Marshall and Molly McKinstry with Melissa Davies The winning submission, by Molly McKinstry, Tessa Marshall and Romane Wesener from Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school, was one of almost two hundred entries received, from…

April 2018
15 June 2018

YRE winner represents Asia Pacific in scholarship to UNDP symposium

Joanna Tao, a previous YRE winner, is one of two students across Asia-Pacific to be selected to attend the 2018 University Scholars Symposium (UCLC), to be held at the UN Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Humanitarian Affairs Asia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will host the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) 2018 in Thailand from the 1st…

April 2018
1 June 2018

Search for New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and city underway

Media Release  Search for New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and city underway 30 May 2018: New Zealand towns and cities can now throw their hat in the ring for the title of 2018’s Most Beautiful Town and Most Beautiful City. Entries are now open for the 2018 Beautiful Awards with a new, more simplified entry process.…

April 2018
29 May 2018

Carol Lamb awarded Volunteer of the Month for May!

KNZB are thrilled to announce Carol Lamb as our Volunteer of the Month for May!  Carol  has  tirelessly  patrolled  Taupo  a  number  of  years  documenting  and  collecting  tonnes  of  rubbish  from  the  wider  Taupō area. Carol  doesn’t  discriminate,  picking  up  rubbish  from  roads,  reserves,  walkways,  paths  and  the  lakefront. Carol’s  rubbish  laden  bicycle  and  bright…

April 2018
3 May 2018

Michelle Henry takes out April Volunteer of the Month!

Michelle has been interning with the Keep New Zealand Beautiful national office since early March, volunteering her time and endless energy to assist the team in providing research and a draft project plan to support the National Litter Audit, the launch of the Mama Nature Campaign, packing of Adopt-A-Spot and Clean Up Kits, managing the…

April 2018
30 April 2018

YRE Winner Joshua Richardson attends UNESCO forum in Portugal

Rotorua student, Joshua Richardson says he felt “excited and proud” to be selected to represent New Zealand at a recent UNESCO forum. Held in Portugal from 15-19 March, the forum brought together 43 young people from 24 countries all over the world.  Joshua (18), the sole representative from Oceania, worked with other young environmentalists over…