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July 2019
4 July 2019

Yeon Seo Kim unveils award-winning mural at Kristin School, Auckland

Auckland artist, Yeon Seo Kim, has unveiled an award-winning mural on the bleachers at Kristin School in Albany, Auckland. Yeon Seo Kim was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. The mural, titled ‘What Could Have Been’,…

4 July 2019

Hannah Starnes unveils award-winning mural in Nelson

Nelson artist, Hannah Starnes, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the Homes by Orange building on Queen Street in Nelson. Hannah was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. The mural, titled ‘Small Things Matter’, highlights the…

June 2019
27 June 2019

Daniel Anderton wins June Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Daniel Anderton, our Volunteer of the Month for June. Daniel is the founder of the group Down To Earth Kiwis NZ (DTEKNZ). The group have cleaned up over 50 beaches in Auckland and have plans to head to Taranaki for some clean ups in September. The group has members throughout New Zealand who…

19 June 2019

Jil Sergent unveils award-winning mural in Napier

Hawke’s Bay artist, Jil Sergent, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the large roller door of Beagle’s Bees Honey Factory in Onekawa Industrial area in Napier. Jil was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. The mural,…

7 June 2019

New Zealand Students Receive International Recognition in YRE International Competition

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) are excited to announce that all five of the winners from the New Zealand Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) 2018 competition who were put forward to compete in the 2019 YRE International competition have been shortlisted, and four have received a placing. All these students received their awards in…

KNZB Ambassadors
5 June 2019

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Announce Celebrity Ambassadors

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is proud to welcome onboard their new team of celebrity ambassadors – artist Hayley King, radio broadcaster Stacey Morrison, chef Michael Van de Elzen and TV journalist Melissa Chan-Green. The ambassadors will work with Keep New Zealand Beautiful to promote their beautification programmes such as Paint New Zealand Beautiful, Plant…

May 2019
30 May 2019

Sarah Nicholls wins May Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Sarah Nicholls, our Volunteer of the Month for May. Sarah is just seven years old and organised a street clean up in her local community of Mangere Bridge in Auckland. Together with Friends of the Farm and sponsors from local businesses Sarah and her family organised a free sausage sizzle for everyone involved…

23 May 2019

Rosa Friend unveils award-winning mural at Wellington Hospital

Wellington artist, Rosa Friend, has unveiled her award-winning mural outside the window of the long-term ward at Wellington Hospital. Rosa was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. The mural, titled ‘Aotearoa Lane’ showcases a beautiful native…

9 May 2019

Sara Fernandez Unveils Award-Winning Mural in Grey Lynn

Auckland artist, Sara Fernandez, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the Youth Line building in Grey Lynn. Sara was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Nature Murals competition 2019. The mural, titled ‘Grow’ highlights Sara’s passion to create a better environment…

April 2019
29 April 2019

Gary Mitchell wins April Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Gary Mitchell, our Volunteer of the Month for April. Gary is the founder and manager of the volunteer group Predator Free Grenada Village in Wellington, which controls pests and predators in a large and growing suburb. He organises community backyard trapping in the suburb of Grenada Village for the control of rats and…