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September 2018
1 September 2018

August Volunteer of the Month – Maddison McQueen-Davies

Congratulations to Maddison, our Volunteer of the Month for August!

August 2018
28 August 2018

Moments of Empowerment, Enabling Change and Inspiring Commitments

Joanna Tao, a previous Young Reporters for the Environment student, won a FEE scholarship through YRE to the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium, run by the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. The below article was written by Joanna, about her experiences at the Symposium.

20 August 2018

Beautiful Awards – Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to all of our Beautiful Awards Finalists! Keep New Zealand Beautiful has revealed the finalists for the 2018 Beautiful Awards. The judges were blown away by the calibre of entries and it has been very tough to determine our finalists. There are six finalists across our Towns and Cities category: Raglan and Waihi (Most Beautiful…

14 August 2018

Arataki Kindergarten and Riverlands Primary are proud to unveil their award-winning murals

Mount Maunganui’s Arataki Kindergarten and Blenheim’s Riverlands Primary, winners of the Early Childhood Centre and Primary School Categories of KNZB’s Wall Worthy Competition 2018, were excited to unveil the completion of their award-winning murals recently. Now in its 8th year, KNZB’s Wall Worthy Competition is a community based design competition that is aimed at eliminating…

14 August 2018

Local artist portrays the preciousness of nature in award-winning mural

Nelson artist, Hannah Starnes recently unveiled her award-winning mural that portrays the preciousness of nature, its uniqueness and our collective responsibility to look after it. Starnes was one of five winners from across the country who took out the top prize in Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) Nature Murals Competition 2018. Nature Murals is an…

July 2018
10 July 2018

Revisiting the Beautiful Awards 2017 Towns & Cities winners

The 2018 Beautiful Awards submissions are open now and we want to know if your Town or City has what it takes to become a winner! This article revisits our Towns & Cities category winners from 2017, and the question is; how does your Town or City shape up to our previous winners … Most…

June 2018
19 June 2018

Keep New Zealand Beautiful launches one-stop online litter platform

  19 June 2018: Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) has launched an online resource, The National Litter Hub, to provide Kiwis with a central source of litter disposal, waste minimisation and recycling information for every region of New Zealand. KNZB created the resource to make it easier for people to find information on litter disposal…

15 June 2018

New Zealand intermediate students win international journalism award

Three Christchurch intermediate students internationally recognised for video-graphic journalism in Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less international competition. Winners Tessa Marshall and Molly McKinstry with Melissa Davies The winning submission, by Molly McKinstry, Tessa Marshall and Romane Wesener from Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school, was one of almost two hundred entries received, from…

15 June 2018

YRE winner represents Asia Pacific in scholarship to UNDP symposium

Joanna Tao, a previous YRE winner, is one of two students across Asia-Pacific to be selected to attend the 2018 University Scholars Symposium (UCLC), to be held at the UN Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Humanitarian Affairs Asia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will host the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) 2018 in Thailand from the 1st…

1 June 2018

Search for New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and city underway

Media Release  Search for New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and city underway 30 May 2018: New Zealand towns and cities can now throw their hat in the ring for the title of 2018’s Most Beautiful Town and Most Beautiful City. Entries are now open for the 2018 Beautiful Awards with a new, more simplified entry process.…