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August 21, 2019

An egg-cellent opportunity for children's learning at Wydinia Kindergarten

The children at Wydinia Kindergarten and Early Learning Centre in Colac in western Victoria are solving the age-old question of what comes first – the chicken or the egg – with a new egg incubator and chicken coop bought with the help of the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund. 

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May 08, 2019

Western Victoria community groups get a leg-up thanks to the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund

The Dennington Cricket Club is on its way to unearthing the next Shane Warne, Dean Jones, or Cameron White, with the Club just one of the deserving community groups receiving a leg-up in the latest round of funding from the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.

February 20, 2019

Kids take over our Cobden site

On Saturday, our Cobden site played host to around 100 kids as it opened its doors to the families of our staff.

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February 05, 2019

Australia's favourite butter crowned 'Champion Butter' for the seventh time

Western Star, Australia’s favourite butter, has been judged Australia’s Champion Butter for a seventh time at the Dairy Australia Grand Dairy Awards 2019 – an awards program that recognises the ‘best of the best’ dairy produce made from Australian milk. 

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March 07, 2018

Farming community pulls together to support families in need

The true devastation caused by the fires in southwest Victoria is only just becoming apparent now all bushfires are under control, although peat fires continue to affect the wider community closing the local retirement home and schools.

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January 24, 2018

Fonterra's largest site gets bigger with butter

Fonterra Australia’s largest site is set to get bigger thanks to a $13.5 million investment to boost butter production.

November 08, 2017

Western Star turns to cream in time for Christmas

At Cobden – the home of Australia’s favourite butter, Western Star – our team of experts have crafted Western Star’s first thickened cream, all in time for Christmas baking and festivities.

August 24, 2016

Fonterra Australia invests $6.2 million to boost Cobden coolroom capacity

Fonterra Australia continues to invest in the future of Australian dairy, with a $6.2 million investment to expand the coolroom at its Cobden Spreads plant, home of Western Star, Australia’s favourite butter.

Cobden Primary School visit the home of Western Star

Around 65 Cobden Primary School kids donned on their safety glasses and high vis vests this month, for a tour of our Cobden factory – the home of Western Star.

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