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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.

July 13, 2020

Fonterra teams up to support community groups in Gippsland

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

June 16, 2020

Fonterra teams up to support community groups in northern Victoria

While we might be in the midst of winter, the local community will be able to make a splash this summer after the Stanhope Community Pool received funding from Fonterra’s Grass Roots Fund to help keep the pool running.

April 16, 2020

Doing our bit to keep food in fridges

Right now, our people and our farmers are working hard to keep milk flowing and factories running to make sure dairy foods are making it to supermarket shelves – they’re doing their bit for Australia during COVID-19. 

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February 20, 2020

The Australian bushfires – Meet our firefighting heroes

Recent torrential rains may have dampened many of Australia’s bushfires, but not before the efforts of some of our Aussie people and farmers volunteered with their local emergency services organisations to help. Meet a few of them below.

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