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September 2020
29 September 2020

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for September, Alex White!

Congratulations to Alex White, our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for September. Alex lives on a rural road just out of Hawera in Taranaki and was tired of seeing all the litter that had been thrown out of car windows, so she decided one Sunday to take action and clean it up. “I went…

22 September 2020

YRE International Winners

New Zealand Students Receive International Recognition in Environmental Competition Keep New Zealand Beautiful are excited to announce that three New Zealand students have won awards at the 2020 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) International competition. These three students were all winners from the national New Zealand Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) 2019 competition…

16 September 2020

Award-winning mural unveiled in Waiuku, Auckland

Auckland artist, Brigita Botma, has unveiled her award-winning mural in Waiuku, Auckland. The mural, titled ‘Keep Our Home Clean NZ’ is located on the side of the Waiuku Village Butcher’s building on the town’s main street. Brigita was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New…

August 2020
31 August 2020

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for August, Julian Stills!

Congratulations to Julian Stills, our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for August. Julian is a devoted litter collector in Picton. Everyday he heads out on a walk carrying a bag to pick up other people’s rubbish. Earlier this year during lockdown Julian took the opportunity to head out and collect bigger items that had been…

21 August 2020

Grantlea Downs School, unveils award winning mural

Grantlea Downs School in Timaru has unveiled their award-winning mural, titled ‘Cultural Celebration’ as one of ten winners in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Resene Wall Worthy Competition 2020. The mural celebrates the 20 different cultures at the school by incorporating different plants and animals from around the world. Teacher Aide Penni Naylor says: “We had…

18 August 2020

Award-winning community mural unveiled in Mangonui

Local artists in the Northland town of Mangonui have unveiled their award-winning mural, titled ‘Mangonui’ as one of ten winners in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Resene Nature Murals Competition 2020. The mural project by group Ngā Atua Hou was led by Māori artists Bobby MacDonald and Amiria Puia with local emerging artist Miriama Soutar and…

17 August 2020

Beautiful Awards 2020 – Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Beautiful Awards Finalists The Beautiful Awards celebrates the environmental excellence of communities, businesses, schools and individuals in New Zealand. Amongst the finalists for the 13 awards, there are six destinations shortlisted for the hotly contested location-based categories: Most Beautiful Small Town (Waiheke Island and Arrowtown), Most Beautiful Large Town…

17 August 2020

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for July, Jessica Lamb!

Congratulations to Jessica Lamb, our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for July. At just 16 years old Jessica volunteers for Kai Rotorua, Forest and Bird Youth, Whakarewarewa Pest Control and Tatau Pounamu. Along with her twin sister Kaitlyn, Jessica has set up the Rotorua Forest and Bird Youth Hub where they organise rubbish clean ups…

July 2020
29 July 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful welcomes Waitaki branch

Not-for-profit organisation Keep New Zealand Beautiful has welcomed a new South Island branch in Waitaki. Keep Waitaki Beautiful will be headed by Tracey Clare. Tracey regularly collects litter in her local area and reached out to find out about her local Keep New Zealand Beautiful branch only to find out there wasn’t one.  So, she…

13 July 2020

Auckland artist Fiona Clarke unveils award-winning mural in Te Atatu, Auckland

Auckland artist, Fiona Clarke, has unveiled her award-winning mural in Te Atatu, Auckland. The mural, titled ‘Our Planet’ is located on the side of 556 Te Atatu Road, in the heart of the Te Atatu community. Fiona was one of ten winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New…

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