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Out there in the universe, stars are born every day. But, closer to home in Cobden, Western Victoria, a star is born every second.
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While working from home has eliminated our commute and
enabled us to spend more time with our families, for many of us it has been
less than ideal for our waistlines.
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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.
ProviCo Australia buys Fonterra’s Dennington site
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
in the universe, stars are born every day. But, closer to home in Cobden,
Western Victoria, a star is born every second – Australia’s favourite butter,
All of us at Fonterra are saddened by the suffering being
experienced by so many in our community. We’re thankful that our people and
farmers are safe so far, and our thoughts are with those who have not been so
the now-closed factory at Fonterra Dennington have remembered and reminisced
over a century of food production and friendships as they hang up their hair
nets for the last time.
across Victoria’s south west in need of emergency food relief will now see
fresh milk in their Warrnambool and District Food Share hampers, with the first donations made from Fonterra’s Cobden plant.
When we heard we could help families across
Tasmania’s north-east be better connected to their community and to mental
health support services – our people rallied together.
A win for the
environment and for their business’ bottom-line, Randall and Erica Mair have
halved the water used to clean their dairy.
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.
Our Stanhope and Wynyard cheese has again been
recognised on the world stage, this time picking up three golds at the annual
International Cheese and Dairy Awards, held in Nantwich, UK.
When it’s perfectly edible and nutritious but can’t be sold, that’s where Foodbank Australia steps in. Over 11 years, we’ve donated 2.5 million kilos of dairy food to help put food on the table of those who need it most. Watch to find out just what kind of difference it can make.
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund has supported nearly 400 initiatives since 2011, including the Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club, who received funding for vital emergency equipment
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund has supported nearly 400 initiatives since 2011, including the Friends of Mount Worth State Park in Gippsland, who work with Park Rangers and hold regular working bees to keep walking tracks clear through the giant forest and fern gullies.
Two and a half years ago, a fire destroyed our Stanhope cheese plant in Northern Victoria. Today, we celebrate its rise from the ashes made possible by our people, 7,500 tonnes of concrete and over 330,000 man hours.
Western Star Butter television commercial.
We welcomed our 500 staff, farmers and local community to celebrate the Stanhope Community Open Day. Many even got the chance to take a sneak peek inside the new cheese plant!
Perfect Italiano television commercial.
Stanhope’s new state-of-the-art cheese plant is a step closer to making cheese after the first milk flowed through the lines.
As our new cheese plant in Stanhope gets closer to coming on line, energy levels are high as the team prepares to make mozzarella there for the first time.
If you have ever wondered what’s involved in building a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art cheese-making facility, we’re really pleased to share the next stage of the Stanhope story with you.
As the countdown begins to its commissioning in mid-2017, Fonterra Australia is celebrating the community that is helping to make it happen.
We’re on the home stretch to commissioning the Stanhope cheese plant, with excitement building ahead of the first product rolling off the line in mid-2017.
Australia’s favourite butter, Western Star has turned 90! We want to say thank you to generations of Australians for making 90 years possible.
At Fonterra, we believe in supporting the culinary leaders of tomorrow. Our Proud to be a Chef program helps create tomorrow’s culinary leaders through the recognition, professional development and ongoing support of today’s apprentices.
We’re proud to be giving a helping hand to organisations that help create connected communities.