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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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February 04, 2019

Kids take over our corporate office!

Workplaces can be bustling places at the best of times, but Fonterra Australia’s Corporate Centre took it to a new level recently with 75 kids descending on the office for the first official Bring Your Kids to Work Day.

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December 03, 2018

Transport team celebrates Tasmania's diversity

Diversity might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of truck drivers, however our Tasmanian Farm Milk Collection team is shaking up the traditional image of its drivers with a crew that comes from all walks of life. 

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October 26, 2018

Doing our bit to combat food insecurity

When we combine 11 years, 2.5 million kilos of dairy food and our Co-operative spirit – we can help combat hunger in Australia and reduce food waste.

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October 24, 2018

Book pages turn thanks to the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund

Young minds in West Gippsland will be nurtured for generations to come, thanks to the donation of more than 100 children’s books from the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.

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October 11, 2018

Fonterra helps local wildlife shelter save koalas

Eight cuddly koalas currently recovering from illness willsoon have new homes, thanks to the Fonterra Stanhope team.

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August 29, 2018

Walking through the home of the giants

In remnants of ancient rainforest near Darnum, where magnificent Mountain Ash trees tower above fern gullies and streams and lyrebirds roam, what lies beneath the earth is quite incredible.

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August 29, 2018

OPINION: Doing dairy better

In today’s marketplace, it’s important to listen to the consumer. Holding the number one position in butter and spreads, and having made a tough decision to divest our yoghurts and dairy desserts business, we know this better than most.

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August 22, 2018

A rainbow welcomes Fonterra's new cheese making equipment to Stanhope site

Fonterra’s growing Stanhope cheese plant has just reached another key milestone this month. Large pieces of cheese making equipment recently arrived at site and were put into place by a nearly 200-strong team of contractors. 

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Our videos

Doing our bit to combat food insecurity

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.

Fonterra Grass Roots Fund – Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club

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

Fonterra Grass Roots Fund – Friends of Mt Worth

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.

Stanhope Commissioning event

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 TVC

Western Star Butter television commercial.

Stanhope Community Day

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 TVC

Perfect Italiano television commercial.

First Milk flows at Stanhope

Stanhope’s new state-of-the-art cheese plant is a step closer to making cheese after the first milk flowed through the lines.

See who’s making cheese happen at Stanhope

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.

Meet the makers at Stanhope

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.

The community making it happen

As the countdown begins to its commissioning in mid-2017, Fonterra Australia is celebrating the community that is helping to make it happen.

Stanhope cheese plant coming soon…

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.

Western Star’s 90th Birthday Celebration – Thank You!

Australia’s favourite butter, Western Star has turned 90! We want to say thank you to generations of Australians for making 90 years possible.

Fonterra Proud to be a Chef Programme - 2018

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.

Fonterra Grass Roots Fund - The West Gippsland Libraries

We’re proud to be giving a helping hand to organisations that help create connected communities.