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May 2018
29 May 2018

Carol Lamb awarded Volunteer of the Month for May!

KNZB are thrilled to announce Carol Lamb as our Volunteer of the Month for May!  Carol  has  tirelessly  patrolled  Taupo  a  number  of  years  documenting  and  collecting  tonnes  of  rubbish  from  the  wider  Taupō area. Carol  doesn’t  discriminate,  picking  up  rubbish  from  roads,  reserves,  walkways,  paths  and  the  lakefront. Carol’s  rubbish  laden  bicycle  and  bright…

3 May 2018

Michelle Henry takes out April Volunteer of the Month!

Michelle has been interning with the Keep New Zealand Beautiful national office since early March, volunteering her time and endless energy to assist the team in providing research and a draft project plan to support the National Litter Audit, the launch of the Mama Nature Campaign, packing of Adopt-A-Spot and Clean Up Kits, managing the…

April 2018
30 April 2018

YRE Winner Joshua Richardson attends UNESCO forum in Portugal

Rotorua student, Joshua Richardson says he felt “excited and proud” to be selected to represent New Zealand at a recent UNESCO forum. Held in Portugal from 15-19 March, the forum brought together 43 young people from 24 countries all over the world.  Joshua (18), the sole representative from Oceania, worked with other young environmentalists over…

5 April 2018

Keep New Zealand Beautiful launches new campaign to tackle litter

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) has launched an anti-litter campaign, fronted by a boisterous character named Mama Nature to celebrate Kiwis doing the right thing when it comes to disposing rubbish.

March 2018
29 March 2018

March Volunteer of the Month awarded to Miriam Shaw!

Miriam Shaw is this month’s Volunteer of the Month in association with the Princess Margaret Hospital Green Team! Miriam is dedicated to leading volunteers of the Green Team and an advocate for sustainability in her community. This past December, she and her team organised a river clean up along the banks of the Heathcote River…

20 March 2018

Congratulations to Kate Fan, our Volunteer of the Month for February!

Kate is a valuable member of her school and community; organising school and beach clean-ups, volunteering her time tree-planting at Motutapu Island and conducting waste audits for her school. She has been the leader of the Environmental Group for the past year, arranging meetings every week to promote and educate her peers on the importance…

February 2018
27 February 2018

Local artists sought to paint New Zealand beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is looking to merge nature with art as part of its 2018 Nature Murals competition.

20 February 2018

YRE winner wins scholarship to International YRE/UNESCO Youth Leaders Forum

Congratulations to Joshua Richardson who has received a scholarship to attend the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)/UNESCO Youth Leaders Forum, held in Portugal from 15-19 March 2018.

5 February 2018

January Volunteer of the Month goes to Paxton Sneddon

Paxton Sneddon, together with Beau Fielding, are the deserving winners of our Volunteer of the Month award, in association with New Zealand Couriers and Resene, for January. Paxton and Beau Do The Right Thing throughout the year, cleaning up their local streets, planting in the local gardens, and working with Auckland Council to help keep…

January 2018
18 January 2018

Local artists given the opportunity to paint New Zealand beautiful in 2018

Keep New Zealand Beautiful, in partnership with Resene, are excited to announce the opening of the 2018 Nature Murals Competition, open to local artists who are willing to Do The Right Thing and help paint New Zealand beautiful. Submissions open on 1st February, with the winning entries receiving a $1000 grant and all the materials…