This is where you can find a variety of news, views, insights and initiatives from subject matter experts from here and abroad on water quality and climate change.
The information and different viewpoints do not represent any official position of Fonterra. Rather, the purpose is to contribute to the national discussions on these issues with well sourced information and informed opinions.
Ian Proudfoot, KPMG’s International's Global Head of Agribusiness based in Auckland, New Zealand, discusses the challenges and opportunities for NZ’s ‘producers’.
At Fonterra we care about the environment and the communities in which we operate. We’re always looking for ways to improve, and one area that’s always a focus for us is water.
February 09, 2021
As parts of New Zealand still face a long recovery from a severe drought, it’s important now more than ever to stay focussed on our water goals.
August 26, 2020
As parts of New Zealand are struggling with drought Fonterra is lending a hand where it can with milk tankers delivering water to desperate communities.
February 18, 2020
A healthy environment is essential if we are to continue meeting our customers’ expectations and getting the most value from our milk.
November 07, 2019
We care about water. That’s why we’re helping regenerate New Zealand's waterways.
August 23, 2019
Fonterra is backing dairy farmers to continue improving freshwater quality while asking the Government to reconsider some of its proposals.
August 23, 2019
They may be tiny, slimy and reclusive, but the Canterbury mudfish are well worth protecting.
March 22, 2019
CAREX’s Catherine Febria and Kristy Hogsden reflect on the amazing successes the partnership has created over the past four years to improve the nation’s waterways and what’s ahead.
January 09, 2019
Brian and Pirkko Gallagher are passionate about sustainable farming. Not because they have to be – because they want to be and know it’s the right thing to do.
November 16, 2018
Enhancing the production and productivity of New Zealand’s primary sector, while maintaining and improving the quality of the country’s land and water for future generations. That’s the mission of the ‘Our Land and Water’ National Science Challenge.
November 14, 2018
When you talk to Matamata dairy farmers Rod and Sandra McKinnon about environmental sustainability it’s easy to understand why the couple won the 2017/18 Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
October 18, 2018
Twenty-one farms left reeling after the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake have recently been kitted out with some new technology - part of a programme designed to get their farms back to the same, if not better, state than they were before the big shake.
September 10, 2018
This week is World Water Week and 3,000 decision-makers, scientists and experts from over 130 countries are converging on Stockholm, Sweden to develop plans to preserve this precious natural resource.
August 31, 2018
Scientific research shows water quality in Taranaki is improving in record setting leaps and bounds. Find out how the Taranaki Regional Council is working with farmers to continue these impressive water quality trends.
August 01, 2018
Living Water is designed to come up with solutions for farmers, communities, freshwater and ecosystems. Read more about Fonterra's innovative initiative.
July 04, 2018
How much water is too much or not enough? Find out how Fonterra is using innovative technology to farm for the future by finding the irrigation sweet spot.
June 28, 2018
Wetlands play an important role in creating healthy and biodiverse habitats. Commonly described as the ‘kidneys of the earth – they help protect and improve water quality by filtering nutrients and waste, provide fish and wildlife habitats, while also helping to store water in times of flooding and maintaining surface water flow during dry periods.
May 24, 2018
Interested in finding out more about what our Sustainable Catchments programme is doing?
Click on the link below to go to a map of New Zealand, then select a region and a catchment.
For each catchment, there’s a summary of the catchment context, main water quality issues, our aims there, who we’re partnering with, and what we’ve been supporting on the ground to make improvements.
See what is happening all around New Zealand.
Our 2019 Sustainability Report underlines our commitment to sustainability, while also recognising there is more work to be done.
You can read all of our Sustainability Reports here: