Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Summer Fruit Wanted for Charity

Summer Fruit Wanted for Charity

Community Fruit Harvesting is asking Aucklanders with unwanted plums and other summer fruit in their back gardens to get in touch so the charity can pick the fruit for the hungry.

The group collects fresh fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste and gives it to charities who share it with people in need.

Plums and berries are currently in season, with nectarines, peaches, apricots, feijoas, figs, persimmons and early season apples and pears ripening in the next few months.

“This plum season is proving to be much better than last year – we’ve already picked four trees and had over 200kg from just one tree!” says Di Celliers, Auckland Community Fruit Harvesting Co-ordinator. “The fresh fruit goes into food parcels via the Auckland City Mission and Salvation Army and is also turned into jam and chutney so nothing goes to waste. If you have fruit on your tree now that you can’t use or you know that fruit will be ripening soon, please let us know.”

Community Fruit Harvesting is also calling for people with unpicked orchards to step forward and offer the fruit to charity. The charity also welcomes enquiries from new volunteers who can pick or deliver fruit or make jam and preserves, as well as any donations of sugar for jam-making.

“Picking fruit and making jam is a great activity for the whole family and it feels good to give to those less fortunate,” says Di. “We also get businesses volunteering their time or making a donation – nothing builds a team better than working together for a good cause.”

People with a fruit tree available for picking or who want to volunteer to pick fruit or make jam can email Di Celliers on pickfruit@xtra.co.nz . Donations can be made to National Bank, account number 06 0122 0292304 00.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news