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September 01, 2021

Roll up your sleeves and donate blood to the Australian Red Cross

For Healthy Minds Month, we’re focussed on five ways to wellbeing – Give, Connect, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Be Active.

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June 25, 2021

Together, we’ve cooked up something special

The past 12 months have been exceptionally challenging for people in need. Demand for food relief has gone up as people face financial pressures from COVID-19, recent floods as well as the bushfires last year. 

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May 24, 2021

Together, we’re helping to protect our communities

The 2018 St. Patrick’s Day fires were devastating to the farmers and communities in western Victoria, including 60 of Fonterra’s farmers. 

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May 14, 2021

Proud to be a Dairy Farmer – supporting the next generation of farmers

In an effort to help address the long-term challenge of attracting, retaining and developing people in the dairy industry, twelve young dairy farmers from across Victoria and Tasmania took part in the very first Proud to be a Dairy Farmer program last week

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April 30, 2021

Rubber to the road – Merri River School students enjoy new mountain bikes

On farmland located on the northern edges of Warrnambool sits the new Merri River School. The special developmental school is not the only new thing the students get to enjoy – they’ve just received 10 new mountain bikes with funding from Fonterra.

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April 26, 2021

Together, we have built something special

When the primary cheese plant at our Stanhope factory in northern Victoria was destroyed by a fire in 2014, a major reconstruction project was required to fix it – meaning a considerable number of materials were needed, from fresh timber to new machinery and stainless-steel vats. 

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April 08, 2021

Helping those in need when it’s needed the most

Last year was a difficult time. Australians were still recovering from the devastating bushfires when COVID-19 took hold.

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December 16, 2020

Doing Good Together – a partnership to help protect our community

On 16 December 2014, the Stanhope Fire Brigade were first on the scene when a fire destroyed the primary cheese plant at our Stanhope factory in northern Victoria, spending hours battling the blaze. 

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July 15, 2020

Fonterra teams up to support community groups in Tasmania

Fonterra has partnered with Ulverstone Fire Brigade to help them prepare for the fire season ahead.