Beautification Trust


Phone 09 269 4080

Organisation Category: Arts & Recreation Services

  • Profile
    Kia ora, we’re the Beautification Trust; on a mission to connect and empower communities to learn, grow and look after our environment.

    Our vision is:​​ ‘Inspire communities to love and respect the environment’.​

    Since 2001, we’ve been activating communities by coordinating environmental educationcommunity events and beautification projects all over South Auckland.

    ​We work in all six Southern Local Boards including, Mangere-Otahuhu, Manurewa, Howick, Franklin, Papakura & Otara-Papatoetoe.

    Our core business is graffiti removal. The surplus of this contract we put back into the community. As a result of our efforts we’ve seen a huge increase in civic pride, community connections and positive behaviours; each having a huge impact on our living and built environments.


    The Trust was originally established in 1997 as Keep Manukau Beautiful, and soon after rebranded in 2001 when the Manukau City Council charged it with the task of dealing with the enormous amount of graffiti in the area.

    Since then the Trust’s proven record of efficient and effective tagging removal has resulted in an expansion of territory under Auckland Council’s management. We are now contracted by Council to remove tagging in the city’s six Southern Local Board areas.

    Over time our approach to beautifying the Southern Auckland region has evolved to include much, much more than tagging removal. We have taken community groups, organisations, schools and neighbourhoods on a journey to care deeply about the environment that surrounds them.

    In the process, we’ve been restoring the mauri of these places and building resilient communities.

    Please see our website for more information on the Trusts activities or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube

  • More Info
    Sustainability Actions:

    Not only does the Beautification Trust beautify the road, rail and keep our region tag free we also continually work with the community to beautify South Auckland through environmental education, supporting local community projects, local clean-ups, murals, planting and supporting community events.

    Awards and Certifications: Living Wage
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Listing last updated 22/08/2017