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February 2020
28 February 2020

Congratulations to Des Watson, our Volunteer of the Month for February!

Congratulations to Des Watson, our Volunteer of the Month for Febraury Des’ litter journey started on 1 January 2019. After coming into an inheritance, Des decided to spend his inheritance money on travelling around New Zealand picking up litter. He spent the majority of 2019 cleaning up the South Island, and estimates that he gathered…

24 February 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful partners with Waste Management New Zealand to send educational book to New Zealand schools

New Zealand not-for-profit organisation, Keep New Zealand Beautiful, has teamed up with Waste Management to distribute an educational storybook to every kindergarten, primary and intermediate school in New Zealand. The book, titled Kiki Kiwi & Friends: The Travelling Trash, formed part of the Kiki Kiwi Litter Less education programme which Keep New Zealand Beautiful developed…

12 February 2020

Dunedin artist Madison Kelly showcases award-winning mural

Dunedin artist Madison Kelly’s award-winning mural is now on display at the Operations Staff and Volunteer Headquarters at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, located in the ecosanctuary’s upper grassland area. Madison’s mural submission was one of ten winners, chosen from across the country, in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Nature Murals Competition 2019. The mural, titled “All…

January 2020
31 January 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful welcomes Wellington branch

Not-for-profit organisation Keep New Zealand Beautiful will now have a Wellington City based branch, Keep Wellington Beautiful. Keep Wellington Beautiful will be headed by Shannon Lenihan, a ‘born and bred Wellingtonian’. Shannon’s motivation to start a branch in her city stemmed from a growing awareness of the amount of litter scattered around Wellington. Whether it…

31 January 2020

Congratulations to Quinn Barker, our Volunteer of the Month for January!!

Nominated by one of our branches, Keep Waihi Beautiful, Quinn spent his holiday break cleaning up the Karangahake Gorge outside of Paeroa. He collected 360 bags of rubbish, 50 tyres, mattresses and ovens along the river bank of the gorge (over 24 kilometres in total!) He gained national recognition for his efforts after a Facebook…

December 2019
23 December 2019

Congratulations to Helen Jackson, our Volunteer of the Month for December!

Helen works with children in school, teaching them to grow their own food, taking the time to listen to students and build their social skills, numeracy and literacy skills and emotional skills in real life and authentic contexts. She is exceptional at what she does and the students love and appreciate the time that she gives.…

23 December 2019

New Plymouth schools unveil their award-winning environmental murals

New Plymouth schools unveil their award-winning environmental murals New Plymouth’s Inglewood High School and Norfolk Primary School, both winners of Keep New Zealand’s Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Wall Worthy competition 2019, are excited to unveil their completed award-winning murals. Inglewood High School’s mural, titled ‘Kohanga Moa – from then to now’, has been painted on the…

November 2019
28 November 2019

Congratulations to Madison Saunderson, November’s Volunteer Of The Month

Congratulations again, Keith, and thank you so much for your hard work to Keep New Zealand Beautiful. Madison has been participating in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s clean-up initiatives for the past seven years. When her mum was involved in peer reviewing data for a Tier 1 National Litter Audit, Madison tagged along collecting rubbish and…

15 November 2019

South Taranaki artist Luther Ashford showcases award-winning mural

South Taranaki artist Luther Ashford showcases award-winning mural South Taranaki artist Luther Ashford’s award-winning mural is now on display on State Highway 3 adjacent to the Old Patea Freezing Works. Luther’s mural submission was one of ten winners chosen from across the country in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) Nature Murals Competition 2019. The…

14 November 2019

YRE Winners Celebrated at National Workshop

Winners of this year’s Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less competition were celebrated at the National YRE Workshop on Tuesday 5 November at The University of Auckland. In its 25th year, YRE is a youth-led environmental programme which encourages students between the age of 11-25 years old to focus on environmental issues relating…

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