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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…

16 April 2019

Levin Intermediate Unveil Award-Winning Mural

Levin Intermediate, winners of the Intermediate School Category of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Wall Worthy Competition 2018, were excited to unveil the completion of their award-winning mural recently. Levin Intermediate’s mural, which was designed by the students, centres around the school’s logo to illustrate how the many cultures of the school and local community…

1 April 2019

Hamish Weir wins March Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Hamish Weir, our Volunteer of the Month for March. Hamish volunteers for the Taumarunui Revitilisation Task Force, a community group dedicated to projects around the community which help to beautify the town. One of these projects is the Rhododendron Project where 150 Rhododendrons were sponsored and planted by the community along the highway…

March 2019
1 March 2019

Michelle Stronach-Marsh wins February Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Michelle Stronach-Marsh, our Volunteer of the Month for February. Michelle runs a group called Plogging in Petone, where people can join her for a run or walk whilst picking up litter with the simple aim to create a cleaner environment whilst being healthy. Michelle heads out with her Plogging group for either a…

January 2019
14 January 2019

Sam Mortensen wins December Volunteer of the Month!

Sam started Taranaki Conservationists with a bunch of other young conservationists back in 2015 and has dedicated many many hours towards organizing community planting days, beach cleans and collaborations with other organizations over the years.

December 2018
3 December 2018

Volunteer of the Month for November goes to…

Congratulations to Luba Sidorova, our Volunteer of the Month for November! Luba dedicated her time and energy to supporting us with our commitments as Charity of Choice at the Green Living Show in Auckland earlier this month, acting as a waste monitor and encouraging attendees at the expo to do the right thing with their…

3 December 2018

Young Reporters for the Environment celebrated at Winners Workshop

On 1 November a group of school students participating in the New Zealand 2018 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less competition were invited to the YRE Workshop day hosted by The University of Auckland.  Aimed at 11-18 year old students, YRE enables young people to be part of the solution by creating engaging environmental…