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October 2019
31 October 2019

Congratulations to Keith Wells, October’s Volunteer Of The Month

Congratulations to Keith Walls, our Volunteer of the Month for October! Since taking an early retirement, Keith enjoyed regular walks along Petone’s beautiful shore. On these walks however, he was troubled by the amount of rubbish that he would see. During these walks, he tried to pick up as much litter as he could but…

24 October 2019

Beautiful Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) have announced the winners of this year’s Beautiful Awards at a gala dinner held at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin this evening. Whanganui was crowned the Most Beautiful City as well as winning the award for Best Street. The winners for Most Beautiful Large and Small Town awards…

1 October 2019

Susan Hodkinson Wins September Volunteer Of The Month

Congratulations to Susan Hodkinson, our Volunteer of the Month for September. Susan has been picking up litter in the Central Mount Maunganui area for close to 30 years. She lives near a sports ground and says she acts as the virtual skip cleaning up after events. Susan is passionate about the problem with broken glass…

September 2019
12 September 2019

Winners of the 2019 Young Reporters for The Environment Litter Less Competition Announced

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) are proud to announce the winners of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) – Litter Less 2019 competition. In its 25th year, YRE is a youth-led environmental programme which encourages students to focus on environmental issues relating to litter. The programme is facilitated in New Zealand by KNZB on…

11 September 2019

Dunedin artist Claire Rye unveils award-winning mural on Lorne Street

Dunedin artist Claire Rye unveils award-winning mural on Lorne Street Dunedin artist, Claire Rye, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the toilet block of Dunedin’s busy Lorne Street. Claire 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.…

2 September 2019

Jill and Doug Phelps Win August Volunteer Of The Month

Congratulations to Jill and Doug Phelps, our Volunteers of the Month for August. Both Doug and Jill can be seen almost everyday walking the rural streets of Bombay, Auckland collecting litter. They walk approximately four kilometres at a time and collect between four to six bags of rubbish each. The local community regularly toot and…

August 2019
21 August 2019

Hillcrest High School unveils award winning environmental mural

Hamilton’s Hillcrest High School, winners of Keep New Zealand’s Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Wall Worthy competition 2019, are excited to unveil their completed award-winning mural. The mural, titled ‘Stronger Together’, has been painted at the front of the school and incorporates the local Pirongia mountain range and the Waikato River as well as two beautiful New…

14 August 2019

Beautiful Awards 2019 – Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to all of our 2019 Beautiful Awards Finalists! Keep New Zealand Beautiful has revealed the finalists for the 2019 Beautiful Awards. The judges were impressed with the calibre of entries and it hasn’t been easy to determine the finalists. There are six finalists across three location-based categories: Most Beautiful Small Town, Most Beautiful Large Town…

4 August 2019

Lucas Armstrong wins July Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Lucas Armstrong, our Volunteer of the Month for July. Lucas is determined to Keep New Zealand Beautiful. As a student of AGE School in Auckland, he leads by example and actively encourages his peers to take part in community clean ups. Lucas collects litter washed up at Takapuna beach near his school and…

July 2019
Isobel Te Aho-White
23 July 2019

Wellington artist Isobel Te Aho-White unveils award-winning mural

Wellington artist Isobel Te Aho-White unveils award-winning mural Wellington artist, Isobel Te Aho-White, has unveiled her award-winning mural on the side of Newtown Mall on Riddiford Street, Wellington. Isobel 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.…

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