Julia Milne, of Lower Hutt, QSM for services to the community
Julia Milne is the Founder of the Common Unity Project Aotearoa, a community-based urban development project. Under her leadership, the project has grown into 14 different community enterprises. The project began by working closely with Epuni School to establish a micro farm, ensuring local children and families could be fed. There are now 11 micro farms across the Hutt Valley, including Rimutaka Prison, where Ms Milne tutors weekly. The project has delivered more than nine tonnes of produce back to an off-grid kitchen, with hundreds of meals made available each week to schools and the community.