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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…

3 March 2020

Entries are now open for the 2020 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is now accepting nominations and submissions for the 2020 Beautiful Awards. The Beautiful Awards are run annually to provide a benchmark for environmental excellence. The awards inspire, recognise and acknowledge those businesses, schools, individuals, communities, towns and cities who are working hard across Aotearoa to Keep New Zealand Beautiful. The Beautiful…

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.…

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