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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.…

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…