Mrs Di Celliers, of Auckland, QSM for services to the community
Mrs Di Celliers created the charity Community Fruit Harvesting, which gives fruit and preserves to charities, schools, food banks, community groups, and families in need. Community Fruit Harvesting now has more than 400 volunteers, including 80 preserve makers making more than 7,000 jars annually. Mrs Celliers’ charity aims to share excess, prevent waste, and help others with the proceeds. Her enthusiasm has drawn in a range of volunteers, she has used media and social media to gain support and visibility, and she has worked hard to connect groups who can benefit from the surplus fruit with those who produce it.