Our Co-operative was created through a community of people working together to help each other – it’s our back bone, it’s who we are, it’s where we come from and it’s what we do.

The communities we are part of have always been important to us, and it’s through Hapori - meaning Community, Kinship and coming together for a common cause that we intend to continue to create meaningful impact in our communities.

We’ll listen, and understand our community issues, needs and what matters.

We’ll offer our skills, expertise and help to provide a positive contributions in the communities we are part of. And, we will form strong relationships that can deliver real value for the long term.

We might not have the answers, but we’ll learn together. It’s about offering a helping hand, not a handout. Working together, not apart. Being there when we need to be.

It’s about Doing Good Together.

Healthy People

Leveraging our unique strengths in nutrition to care for people in our communities​

  • KickStart Breakfast​
  • Partnership with the New Zealand Food Network ​
  • Supporting the Ministry of Education in rolling out the Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunches programme as a preferred provider of dairy nutrition.

Healthy Environment

Working together to achieve a healthy environment by addressing land, water and climate issues​

  • Sustainable catchments Programme (including Living Water partnership with DOC)

Healthy Business

Working together to deliver economic opportunity by supporting communities and leveraging opportunities that enhance regional economic prosperity​

  • Hapori  - our community programme that works with regional New Zealand
  • Apprenticeship Programme

Our partnerships 

Healthy people

KickStart Breakfast

KickStart breakfast has served more than 40 million breakfasts and runs in more than 1300 schools nationwide.

healthy people

New Zealand Food Network

Fonterra is a founding donor and through Fonterra Brands New Zealand (FBNZ) has donated more than 2.5 million dairy servings across New Zealand since July 2020. 

Healthy Environment

Sustainable catchments

We are connecting and empowering farmers, sites and local communities to get them involved and help accelerate progress towards local community environmental goals.

Healthy Business

Hapori - community of people coming together

Our Co-operative was created through a community of people working together to help each other.

The communities we are part of have always been important to us, and it’s through Hapori - meaning community, kinship and coming together for a common cause that we intend to continue to create meaningful impact in our communities.

To learn more about Hapori click here.  If you would like to request support for your community, download an application form here.

 

Our Hapori programme works with 11 regional communities throughout NZ to identify community needs & support through our key strengths.

At the heart of our communities


We support a wide range of initiatives & projects throughout regional New Zealand.  These include school groups, educational groups, charitable trusts, sports clubs and local emergency services for a wide range of environmental, community and health and safety initiatives.

See what we're doing below:

Stream health assessments
Venture Taranaki Creative Challenge
Nigel Latta speaks about Wellbeing
School helps with wetland

We're helping them, help others

Together, we do good things.

Rubber to the road

The Merri River School puts a big emphasis on bike education and road safety – now the students have ten new mountain bikes to ride around on.

Together, we’ve built something special

Each year our Stanhope site gives 50 trailer loads of material that gets upcycled into things for the community. The Shed has become a place of creativity, friendship, and support.

Together, we’re helping protect communities

The 2018 St. Patrick’s Day fires were devastating to the farmers and communities in western Victoria. The Bostocks Creek CFA was fundraising for a new vehicle, it only seemed right we made a contribution.