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July 2020
8 July 2020

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for June, Kilda Northcott!

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month, Kilda Northcott! Kilda is an active environmentalist in Port Chalmers. Before the Covid-19 outbreak she was consistently picking up litter in her community. In addition, she has been lobbying her local government for the installation of public ashtrays and litter traps in storm drains. She is passionate…

June 2020
25 June 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful announces 2020 Resene Nature Murals competition winners

Keep New Zealand Beautiful has announced the winners of the 2020 Resene Nature Murals competition. Ten lucky artists from around New Zealand have won a $750 Resene paint voucher and a drop cloth, high vis vest to help create their mural. Once completed the artists will each receive a $1000 grant. The Resene Nature Murals…

May 2020
29 May 2020

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for May, Tim Drinnan!

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month, Tim Drinnan! During the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown Tim was out driving when he noticed a big bag of rubbish full of insulation which had been dumped on the side of the road. Not sure whether it had been illegally dumped or if it had fallen…

1 May 2020

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month for April, Anna Sedcole!

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month, Anna Sedcole! Anna has been a passionate eco warrior since attempting Plastic Free July several years ago. The challenge made her realise how much unnecessary waste she was collecting, and how as  a consumer she can make a difference with her dollar. She says, “Small changes…

April 2020
16 April 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful awards ten schools for their environmental mural designs

Ten schools around New Zealand have won a national award for their environmental mural designs as part of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) Resene Wall Worthy competition. The competition ran from February through March 2020 and asked schools, early childhood centres and youth groups around New Zealand to submit a mural design which celebrated…

2 April 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful welcomes Paeroa branch

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic which is affecting us all on a global and national level, Keep New Zealand Beautiful continues to focus on celebrating the achievements of the individuals, schools, businesses, councils and community groups who work tirelessly across Aotearoa to keep our country clean, safe and beautiful. To that end, Keep New…

1 April 2020

Congratulations to Patrick and Callan, our Tidy Kiwi Volunteers of the Month for March!

Congratulations to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteers of the Month, Patrick and Callan! These two brothers from Horowhenua are already putting into practice what it means to be a Tidy Kiwi. One day on their walk to school, Patrick (8) mentioned to his grandmother how much rubbish was on the streets along their school route. His…

March 2020
12 March 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful welcomes Northern Wellington branch

Not-for-profit organisation Keep New Zealand Beautiful will now have a branch in Northern Wellington, Keep Northern Wellington Beautiful. Keep Northern Wellington Beautiful will be headed by Gary Mitchell, a Grenada Village local who won the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Volunteer of the Month in April 2019. Gary is the founder and manager of the volunteer…

12 March 2020

Keep New Zealand Beautiful welcomes North Shore branch

Not-for-profit organisation Keep New Zealand Beautiful will now have a North Shore, Auckland based branch, Keep North Shore Beautiful. Keep North Shore Beautiful will be headed by Alana Datson, a keen diver who cares about keeping New Zealand’s beaches clean and tidy. Alana’s passion for cleaning up the environment started last year after seeing a…

11 March 2020

Nelson school unveil their award-winning environmental mural

Nelson Central School, winners of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Resene Wall Worthy competition 2019, are excited to unveil their completed award-winning mural. Their mural, titled ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow’, has been painted on the school’s boundary fence and illustrates the overarching message that attitudes and actions, whether big or small, will have…

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