Lifting the lid on dairy 

We’ve been lifting the lid on dairy production to show people what goes on behind our site gates and to share some of the amazing products we create with our farmer’s delicious milk.

On April 6, we opened the gates of our sites at Te Rapa, Darfield and Edendale so the local communities could come along, meet our talented staff and see how we turn our farmer’s milk into delicious products that are enjoyed around the world.

Opening the gates

We’ve been doing lots of work to care for the environment and to share the goodness of New Zealand dairy with the world.

Te Rapa

Watch ‘Opening the Gates' at our Te Rapa site. Follow one of our team, Tom, as we open our gates and show you what goes on behind the scenes.


Watch ‘Opening the Gates' at our Clandeboye site. Carolyn knows her stuff, so we think she’s perfect to show you what happens here at Clandeboye behind the gates.

Open Gates 2019

On 10 November, some of our Fonterra farmers opened their gates, even the rain couldn’t keep people away!

Open Gates 2018

Check out the fun from last year, when over 8,000 people visited our farms around the country.