Beautiful Awards 2023 winners

Our Beautiful Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running sustainability awards and provide a benchmark for environmental excellence. Run annually since 1972, the Awards inspire, recognise and acknowledge those individuals, schools, community groups, towns and cities working passionately to Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

Beautiful Awards 2023

This year’s Beautiful Awards consist of 13 awards across four categories: Individuals, Community, Places and Towns & Cities. Thanks to Resene there will also be a Supreme Award available in the Towns & Cities category, with the winning town or city winning a mural painting valued up to $10,000.

We asked Kiwis everywhere to nominate the people, projects and places that they believed illustrate the height of environmental excellence in Aotearoa. From all the nominations received, our Beautiful Awards judges chose this year’s recipients and finalists.

Congratulations to the winners and recipients of the Beautiful Awards 2023

Towns & Cities

Most Beautiful Towns & Cities Supreme Award winner

Most Beautiful Large City

Most Beautiful Small City

Most Beautiful Large Town

Most Beautiful Small Town

Most Beautiful Tiny Town


Best Street Award
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Kiwis’ Choice Award
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Community Group Award

Sustainable Schools recipients
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Environmental Service Award

Individual recipients

Young Legend