It’s exciting to see new research that shows eating dairy and a low-fat diet can reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
December 24, 2020
Soothing an upset stomach can be tricky. Eat or drink the wrong thing thinking it could help and you could upset your stomach even more.
December 22, 2020
Where milk comes from plays a part in what milk is best for you. Evidence continues to mount in favour of dairy products being an exceptional source of valuable nutrients.
December 17, 2020
Strong global demand for our cream cheese has seen Fonterra’s Darfield site in Canterbury hire a full shift of new recruits as the team ramps up production.
Is it possible to boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of producing the best immune response?
December 16, 2020
Whether you enjoy daily morning walks, trips to the gym, backyard and competitive sports or weekend mountain hiking, it’s important for your body to stay hydrated.
Fonterra farmer-owners Tony and Fran Allcock have set up New Zealand’s very first “mootel”, saying it not only helps the environment, but it’s also kept their cows happy and business healthy.
December 15, 2020
Fonterra and Nestlé are teaming up with DairyNZ to expand a promising plantain trial to help improve waterways and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
December 14, 2020
Inclusivity and Innovation key to success. With more than 40 different ethnicities across a team of nearly 400 and 14 different languages spoken by our leaders across site alone, our team at the FRDC truly is a culturally diverse bunch.
December 11, 2020
Fonterra partnered with Visy, Auckland Council, and Astron to install new optical sorters which use light and near-infrared technology to read the reflective signal from each object.
December 08, 2020
When farmers have a beautiful property they’re proud of, sometimes they just want to share it with the world, and what better way to do that than playing host to one of the biggest women-only multi-sport events in the world.
December 07, 2020
In the seven years that Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have been working together through Living Water, important advancements have been made to help regenerate New Zealand’s precious natural resources.
December 01, 2020
COVID’s presented many challenges for businesses, and one of them is the inability to travel. So, when Fonterra’s research and development partner BY-HEALTH wanted to give its customers a glimpse of farming, New Zealand-style, they used live video technology to bridge the gap, taking the farm to the customers.
November 27, 2020
A truck pulls up to the cow shed, a pretty normal scene on a rural New Zealand dairy farm, but it’s not a tanker here to pick up the milk – it’s a delivery truck full of magazines.
November 20, 2020
Fonterra’s Health and Wellbeing team have proven they’re industry-leading, winning the WorkSafe New Zealand best initiative to address a work-related health risk at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards.
November 18, 2020
There’s one word that Clyde Fletcher uses to sum up his 36 years running Fonterra’s Documentation Centre (FDC). “Collaboration. If everyone collaborated for the greater good, we’d all get what we want!”
November 13, 2020
When COVID closed shops, and many of us were forced to work from home, baking often became the go-to activity for comfort.
November 11, 2020
“We wanted to improve the farm and do our bit for the environment” is Manawatu farmer Grant Bell’s response when he’s asked why he converted 4ha of his property into an impressive wetland.
November 02, 2020
October 31st is just around the corner and while bats are symbolic for the spooky season we call Halloween, it’s not the reason they’re important to Fonterra.
October 30, 2020
A passion for people and lending her expertise to help her peers during COVID-19 has put Carol Feng a cut above the rest.
October 22, 2020
With one and a half decades of experience in cheese making, Cathy Lang knows her stuff when it comes to cheese and is excited to be involved in NZ Trade and Enterprise’s international “Made with Care” campaign.
October 21, 2020
It might be whitebait season right now but a community in Northland is more set on making new homes for the silvery-white fish than catching them.
October 13, 2020
They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change.
Anchor has added to its Blue range, with a new 2L bottle made from sugarcane. Why sugarcane? Because it’s natural, renewable and sustainably-sourced.
October 12, 2020
We’re switching to solar power at sites across the globe to further reduce our footprint and stay at the forefront of low-emissions food production.
October 08, 2020
Lacking motivation? COVID getting you down? Let Jackson Flinn be your inspiration.
September 25, 2020
It’s full steam ahead on wood pellets as our Te Awamutu site takes the next step in its transition away from coal.
September 16, 2020
Fonterra has recently signed up as a foundation donor partner to the newly created New Zealand Food Network.
September 14, 2020
When Joel Campbell was thinking of leaving school, he knew he wanted to do an apprenticeship and was thinking of becoming a builder.
September 11, 2020
We’re proud of our history. Farming has been our life and our love close to 150 years, and that will never change – we’re proud of what we do and the goodness we create.
September 04, 2020
When COVID-19 first hit New Zealand’s shores Fonterra stepped up to help make hand sanitiser and some of its employees volunteered their time to make face masks. Now the Co-op’s offering another hand – this time to help develop a vaccine.
September 03, 2020
Our quest to keep up with the fast-paced consumer market in China has received a boost, with the opening of our refurbished innovation centre in Shanghai, dedicated to developing innovative products suited to the Chinese market.
September 02, 2020
When Dave Sattler went for a weekend climb up his beloved maunga, Mt Taranaki, he never expected to he’d have to take part in a rescue involving underwear.
August 28, 2020
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
When Sanjeev Kumar moved to New Zealand from India as a student five years ago he never imagined he’d end up driving Fonterra tankers around Bay of Plenty, “I love my job! This has been a life-changing experience for me”.
August 21, 2020
Rewarding an all-round good guy. Combining first-class care for the environment, his animals and local community has seen Whanganui farmer Chris Davison rewarded in a very rare way.
August 20, 2020
Every waking moment for Invercargill farmer Reza Abdul-Jabbar is spent either farming or mucking in to help his community.
August 07, 2020
Farmer, personal trainer, mental health advocate and self-confessed ‘energizer bunny’ - just a few of the many ways to describe Felicity Clark.
July 31, 2020
When COVID-19 ground his eight-year career as a pilot for Air New Zealand to a sudden halt, Henry Lambert decided to turn it into an opportunity for a complete change - to farming.
July 27, 2020
In a step towards a potential solution to dairy farm emissions, we’ve partnered with Sea Forest to see if using seaweed in cows’ feed can reduce greenhouse gasses.
July 24, 2020
Could cows be their own methane solution? It’s the million-dollar question for New Zealand’s largest industry: how can we stop cows from burping?
July 21, 2020
New Zealand’s first carbonzero milk, Simply Milk, hits supermarket shelves this week, meaning Kiwis can now enjoy their milk and have the satisfaction of helping the environment.
July 14, 2020
How our Te Awamutu team is doing its bit to save fuel, money and the environment.
July 08, 2020
Hawke’s Bay farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson have led a clean sweep for Fonterra suppliers at the 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.
July 06, 2020
It remains one of the world's most controversial (and misunderstood) plants, but hemp has not only proven itself as a versatile natural fibre to make a wide range of products, from shoes, clothing, to paper, it’s now revealed itself as the perfect crop for Fonterra.
July 02, 2020
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Following a comprehensive study into using electricity to replace coal at its Stirling site in Southland, the Co-operative has found wood biomass to be a more viable option.
July 01, 2020
COVID-19 has had a massive impact on our everyday lives. What’s also really interesting is how it’s shaping how we think about our weekly shop.
Hilary Barry’s one of New Zealand’s most well-known and best-loved TV hosts, co-starring alongside Jeremy Wells, every weeknight right after the six o’clock news – on Seven Sharp.
June 29, 2020
Sustainability is a term that’s frequently used in and around our Co-op. We talk about helping our suppliers to farm sustainably, securing a sustainable milk supply, supporting sustainable communities and catchments and ensuring our products and packaging are sustainably produced and used.
June 25, 2020
As lockdown restrictions took hold in New Zealand and the rest of the world, businesses across the globe fought to secure masks – the best thing since hand sanitiser in the fight against COVID-19.
June 22, 2020
While lockdown has been tough in many ways, it’s showed us some simple, yet practical ways we can stay healthy, try new recipes, taste new foods, and even have some fun.
June 19, 2020
Addressing climate change is one of the most challenging global issues facing the dairy industry, and it’s a key focus for Fonterra.
June 17, 2020
Small to medium-sized businesses to be paid in 10 days.
June 12, 2020
Two Fonterra employees did just that.
June 10, 2020
‘Meat The Need’ was founded by South Island farmers Wayne Langford and Siobhan O'Malley.
June 08, 2020
When Fonterra Chief Science & Technology Officer, Dr Jeremy Hill heard the news he was being recognised on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, he didn’t quite believe it.
June 04, 2020
Fonterra farmers, factory workers and even some of the crew at Air New Zealand have been doing their bit to help patients suffering from COVID-19.
May 27, 2020
World Milk Day is all about celebrating the goodness in milk, and we’ve got some milk nutrition facts to do just that.
May 24, 2020
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May 08, 2020
Ngāi Tahu Farm Manager Ash-Leigh Campbell has been named as the recipient of the 2020 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award.
May 07, 2020
How one Fonterra employee is sewing up to 100 face masks on her days off – all for a good cause.
May 04, 2020
When two of our team from Fonterra’s Clandeboye site heard that there was a shortage of ‘liquid gold’ in their local community, they knew they had to do something about it.
May 01, 2020
Saying thank you with hand sanitiser.
April 17, 2020
Fonterra’s Senior Research Technologist Richard Lloyd packed up the 3-D printer with him and has been putting it to good use for the community.
April 16, 2020
When New Zealand went into Covid-19 lockdown Fonterra’s In-School programmes (Fonterra Milk for Schools and KickStart Breakfast) let Principals know that, at their discretion, they could send product that was already at schools’ home with those most in need.
April 15, 2020
We caught up with Fonterra’s Lower North Island Depot Manager, Paul Phipps or Phippsy as he’s known to the team, to find out how they are getting used to the new way of operating.
April 06, 2020
One of the ways Fonterra is helping to keep people safe during COVID-19 is by making more of our high-grade ethanol available to companies who use it in the production of sanitiser products, including hand sanitiser.
April 01, 2020
The Southland floods left farmers with a big clean up – it’s taken a group effort to support them.
March 13, 2020
We’re proud of our Director Capability and Engagement, Michelle Banfield, who has been named in the Human Resources Director’s (HRD’s) Global 100.
March 09, 2020
While some of us were lying on the beach and indulging in Christmas festivities, a group of university students dedicated their break to completing our 12-week Summer Internship Programme.
February 26, 2020
Last year we introduced a new purpose and a new strategy. Since then we’ve made changes to how we’re organised and moved from two big global businesses to three regional, customer-led businesses.
February 21, 2020
72% of New Zealanders are concerned about the build-up of packaging waste in our environment. That’s why making our packaging more sustainable is one of our priorities.
February 20, 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
Christmas Day 2019 won’t be one that the family of dairy farming stalwart Tony Wilding will forget in a hurry.
February 13, 2020
Sustainability is trending among consumers - and for good reason.
February 12, 2020
Trish Rankin, the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year, attended last month’s Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Seminar in Boston.
February 10, 2020
There is a well-known saying that claims “if you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.”
February 07, 2020
Surprising and surreal are the words Harvey Indyk uses when he’s asked to describe the last couple of months, for two similar reasons.
January 30, 2020
When the great great grandfather of Wairarapa dairy farmer Jason Christensen came to New Zealand he wouldn’t have imagined that 140 years later his family would still own and operate a farm he built from the ground up.
January 22, 2020
New Zealand’s dairy industry are grappling with huge challenges around sustainability
January 03, 2020
Every year, our 68 Farm Source stores deliver everyday farming supplies, important services and advice, and a return to the Co-op’s bottom line.
December 30, 2019
It's that time of year when we take a look back at the highlights that helped make 2019 what it was before turning the page to 2020.
December 27, 2019
One of Fonterra’s Southland farmers travelled across the ditch to help fight the bush fires in Australia.
December 23, 2019
Instead we’re celebrating with rainbows.
December 13, 2019
This year Fonterra’s Kauri site in Northland is celebrating its 30th birthday. We spoke to a few employees who have been there from the start about the changes they’ve seen over the past 30 years.
December 11, 2019
One year on, Rob Fenwick, Chair of our inaugural Sustainability Advisory Panel, reflects on the sustainability challenges facing the Co-op and how the panel is advising the Co-op’s roadmap towards a sustainable future.
November 27, 2019
Once again, one of our own has proven that tanker drivers do so much more than moving milk from A to B.
November 21, 2019
We’re offering schools a chance to ditch plastic single-use straws to help the environment.
November 19, 2019
2,000 bath tubs of sugar – gone!
November 12, 2019
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
Fonterra has created a new research and development partnership with BY-HEALTH to accelerate sales growth for its Sports and Active Lifestyle business unit.
November 05, 2019
When Director Paediatrics, Susan Reelick, agreed to an online briefing at the Shanghai Children, Baby, Maternity Expo (CBME), she was surprised to learn that 10 million people would be listening in.
November 01, 2019
DIRA has been critical to the performance of New Zealand’s dairy sector but some aspects need modernising.
October 21, 2019
Learn how Fonterra is feeding India’s growing appetite for dairy.
October 15, 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.
Fonterra NZMP has had its most successful year at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards.
August 06, 2019
Because what gets measured, gets managed
July 31, 2019
We have a role to play in being part of the solution.
The saying many hands make light work rung true when 60 volunteers recently gathered at a farm in the Bay of Plenty to plant 3000 trees.
July 22, 2019
Consumers across the world are seeing protein as the ‘silver bullet’ to good health with dairy products and milk regarded among the holy grail of protein sources.
July 11, 2019
As the top football teams compete at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, one of our farmers is at the centre of the action.
June 27, 2019
Are you an adventurous foodie, up for some sashimi, kimchi, a nicely spiced shakshuka or a tea macchiato?
June 19, 2019
We close the door on a shipping container every 3 minutes so ensuring we get everything right is important.
June 17, 2019
Fonterra’s Director of Sustainability Carolyn Mortland looks at finding a diet that’s good for you and good for the planet.
June 10, 2019
They’ve taken out the title of New Zealand In-House Legal Team of the Year for the fifth year in a row.
June 07, 2019
In our regular ‘pulse check’ employee engagement survey, we asked our team members if they had engagement plans and if those plans were making a difference to how they felt at work.
June 06, 2019
World Environment Day is a chance to highlight the state our environment is in and the critical work that’s needed to make sure it thrives.
June 05, 2019
Our Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC) in Palmerston North employs many of the world’s leading experts in unlocking the goodness of milk.
June 04, 2019
To solve some of dairy farming’s biggest sustainability challenges.
May 30, 2019
Lactose is a natural sugar found in milk and is a natural source of energy.
May 29, 2019
Do non-dairy milks such as almond and soy milk have the same nutrition value as cow’s milk? Read the facts to find out.
May 23, 2019
We need to be having conversations about the challenge of feeding the world’s burgeoning population.
May 22, 2019
With increasing awareness and demand for probiotic food and supplements, Fonterra's NZMP extends their line of products.
May 15, 2019
Taranaki farmers Damian and Jane Roper were announced as the winners of the 2019 Fonterra Responsible Dairying Awards on May 11, receiving the newly created John Wilson Memorial Trophy.
May 13, 2019
In the Te Rapa district of Hamilton, our tanker drivers know that every evening their biggest fan will be waiting for them on a dairy farm on Reid Road.
May 08, 2019
Taranaki farmer, teacher and staunch environmentalist Trish Rankin has been announced as the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.
May 02, 2019
Reducing emissions is not a nice to have, it’s a must do. But what will it take to transition?
May 01, 2019
James Robertson, a top Fonterra graduate has won Northland’s Young Farmer of the Year Award.
April 29, 2019
Fresh eyes and open minds are more important than ever as the way we communicate continues to change. In the world of communications, I’ve seen digital platforms transform people’s interactions with businesses - and it’s upended many parts of the corporate communications toolbox too.
April 23, 2019
Fonterra is the first dairy company that can electronically trace its product anywhere in the world within minutes.
April 17, 2019
Our Emergency Response Team is lending a hand to get farms back up and running in the aftermath of recent storm.
April 10, 2019
Alex Turnbull, Director – NZMP marketing, outlines Fonterra’s ongoing commitment to adding value to New Zealand’s economy and the global dairy industry, in relation to a recent Situation and Outlook report from New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industry.
April 04, 2019
Every summer, Fonterra takes on two Agribusiness Interns to give them a feel for the business and what it’s like to be on the ground supporting our farmers.
March 27, 2019
They may be tiny, slimy and reclusive, but the Canterbury mudfish are well worth protecting.
March 22, 2019
On Saturday April 6, Te Rapa, Darfield and Edendale are all opening their gates and welcoming friends, family, farmers and local communities to check out the on-site action.
Fonterra is a finalist in the prestigious CR Reporting Awards 2019, which recognise the very best in corporate reporting worldwide.
March 15, 2019
Fonterra Head of Nutrition Mindy Wigzell looks at our nutritional needs change as we age.
March 12, 2019
Trends – Our team at NZMP, Fonterra’s Global Ingredients business, have identified the top five trends for the dairy industry in 2019.
March 11, 2019
For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating some of the inspiring women at the heart of the Co-op who love what they do.
March 08, 2019
In the topsy-turvy world of food trends, protein doesn’t need much hype, for one simple reason – your body will not function properly without it.
March 06, 2019
Fonterra’s Waikato and Bay of Plenty tankers are now all up and running on biodiesel thanks to Z Energy.
March 05, 2019
Fonterra has picked up two wins at the 2019 NZ HR Awards which celebrate excellence within New Zealand’s human resources community.
March 01, 2019
As a nutrition company committed to innovative sustainable food production, we’re proud of the part our dairy plays in helping feed the world.
February 27, 2019
It’s about taking the goodness of plants, insects, algae, dairy and animal proteins, and using different types of technology to make nutritious food.
Anchor Chef’s Cream has been chosen by the world’s largest foodservice distributor, Sysco, as one of their top ten innovative products for 2019 – the first time a New Zealand product has ever been chosen.
February 19, 2019
Here are five trends that are capturing the imaginations of consumers in China and creating food for thought for executives.
February 18, 2019
Increasingly, scientific evidence is showing that dairy fat is not the bad guy and that dairy products like milk, cheese and yoghurt.
February 15, 2019
To reduce pallet waste, Fonterra’s National Pallet Manager Lawrence Hooker has been working with supplier Timpack to redesign Fonterra’s pallets.
February 14, 2019
Robert Spurway, Fonterra’s COO Global Operations, reflects on the value of our trade relationship with China for Regional NZ.
February 05, 2019
Bruce Turner, Director of Central Portfolio Management for NZMP, has achieved the highest engagement score for caring about his team in Fonterra’s recent annual employee survey.
February 04, 2019
Full-fat dairy is a friend, not a foe according to on-going scientific research. Growing scientific evidence is showing that dairy fat is not the bad guy and that dairy products like milk, cheese, and yoghurt – including full-fat varieties – may even be protective for heart disease and associated risk factors like blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
January 31, 2019
Business Graduates Thomas Mitchell and Ami Le Prou share their thoughts on what makes millennials tick and how businesses can better leverage their talents.
January 24, 2019
New Zealand has the target of being carbon neutral by 2050 – just over 30 years away.
January 23, 2019
Struggling to get to sleep? Here’s a few tips and tricks to help you get a better night’s sleep.
January 22, 2019
Michele shares a few tips on how a business mentor could help your business, and what he’s gained from his mentoring experience.
January 16, 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
Over 500 McDonalds restaurants across China will serve up a taste of New Zealand, with Fonterra now supplying product for the restaurant chain’s iconic soft serve ice creams.
December 21, 2018
For the first time in nine years, Korean President Moon Jae-in is visiting New Zealand and no doubt, trade is on his agenda.
December 05, 2018
New Zealand produces enough food for 50 million people. Pretty impressive for a country of 4.7 million. But with 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050, the world needs to produce more nutrition – 30% more.
Fonterra’s Director of Sustainability, Carolyn Mortland, talks about the circular economy approach and how Fonterra is looking at ways to adopt this model.
November 21, 2018
Our Open Gates event saw 16 of our farmers open the gates of their dairy farms to more than 8,400 Kiwis throughout New Zealand. Fonterra’s Director of Brand Jillian Laing explains the rationale behind the event and the challenge in building corporate reputation.
November 20, 2018
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
At just 28, Priya Singh is Fonterra’s youngest General Manager. She has two social enterprises and recently spoke at an international conference about changing the world.
November 15, 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
On November 11th, 16 Fonterra farms all across New Zealand had more than 8,400 visitors who wanted to learn about how farmers work and how they care for their animals.
November 13, 2018
Moo2Shampoo has proven what can be done when Kiwi businesses are bold.
November 07, 2018
Fonterra has partnered with one of China’s leading food distributors to take Anchor products into dozens of cities across China, with the potential to reach hundreds of millions of consumers.
November 02, 2018
Teh-Han Chow, President NZMP Greater China, South & East Asia, outlines what’s driving dairy demand in Asia. Asia is the ‘hot zone’ for dairy and will be the next dairy gold mine, especially the markets in China, India and some South-East Asian countries.
November 01, 2018
Three of Fonterra’s brands have been named as some of the most loved brands in New Zealand. Tip Top, Anchor and Mainland all feature in the top 20 of Colmar Brunton’s 2018 brands Kiwi’s love – the only dairy brands in the top 20.
October 31, 2018
For many, agriculture and its emissions are an easy target in the debate about how the country can meet its obligations to the Paris Agreement. Agriculture is New Zealand’s biggest emitter but it’s important to separate fact from fiction in understanding the role livestock play and what can be done about it to help the country reach its goals.
October 30, 2018
Fonterra is one of six founding members of the Gender Tick accreditation programme launched by the YWCA in New Zealand. Diversity and Inclusion Manager Susan Doughty explains why it’s important and how Fonterra is working to provide a workplace that’s fair for all employees, regardless of gender.
October 29, 2018
It’s a beautiful thing when farmers and the community come together and join forces to restore a local jewel of the environment, providing a home for hundreds of native plants and threatened wildlife.
October 26, 2018
Fonterra Chief Operating Officer of Farm Source and Global Operations, Robert Spurway, says a career in dairy doesn’t necessarily mean milking cows.
October 23, 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
From boosting immunity to improving digestion, probiotics have been touted as the “superhero” of the gut bacteria underworld. And yet, there’s a lot we still don’t know about probiotics because the research is just heating up.
October 17, 2018
Dr Brendon Gill is a Senior Research Scientist in the Nutrition Lab at our Waitoa site and recently received the Emerging Scientist Award at Waikato’s Kudos Science Awards.
October 15, 2018
I took the job of CEO of Fonterra because I believe in the Co-op's potential and the positive difference it makes to New Zealand and consumers around the world.
Co-op farmer Wayne Langford knows what it’s like to suffer from mental illness. He’s the man behind the YOLO (You Only Live Once) farmer blog. He shares his story about owning up to his illness and how the YOLO project helped him cope with depression.
October 09, 2018
One of the hardest things is when you know someone is struggling but you’re not sure how to help. That was the issue Fonterra wanted to tackle when we rolled out the “GoodYarn” mental health workshops. Two years on nearly 2000 of our staff have taken part and the conversations are growing.
October 08, 2018
There are a growing number of people who don’t imagine their career following traditional paths which poses challenges and opportunities for organisations, writes Fonterra’s acting head of people & culture, Mark van Zon.
October 05, 2018
Our secret is out…. the rumours are true…. we’ve made our most delicious ice cream yet. It’s the moment Kiwis have been waiting for– the best New Zealand ice cream combined with the best New Zealand chocolate.
September 19, 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
Working together on the journey towards greater understanding of Māori language and culture will have many benefits says Tiaki Hunia, Fonterra’s General Manager Māori Strategy/Pouhere Māori.
September 07, 2018
We welcome the Riddet Institute’s prestigious appointment of Jeremy Hill as an Adjunct Professor at Massey University in recognition of his professional achievements in dairy science and technology and his leadership qualities.
September 03, 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
At the International Cheese Awards in the UK recently, Fonterra cheeses and a butter scooped up 12 gold, silver and bronze medals, plus Kapiti Creamy Havati took out the trophy for best New Zealand cheese.
August 28, 2018
Health has become the new wealth. People have always wanted to stay healthy but how we approach our health today is markedly different from a few years ago. Not so long ago, health and wellness meant a lack of disease and illness.
August 27, 2018
Keith Woodford explains why methane and carbon dioxide should be treated separately rather than being put together in a single emissions trading scheme.
August 24, 2018
Want to understand the different greenhouse gases? Fonterra have taken a deeper look at how each should be treated. Discover more with our research.
Fonterra’s consumer business, led by Anchor, is marking 5 years in China this week. “It’s great to be here in New Zealand celebrating a significant milestone for Anchor in China, and for the whole Fonterra family,” says Christina Zhu, President of Fonterra Greater China.
August 23, 2018
Utilising the genes of animals that produce less nitrogen could provide farmers with a breakthrough in managing on-farm greenhouse gas emissions. Two research projects are currently looking to see if there’s a link between the nitrogen content of milk and animal emissions and whether it’s possible to identify and then replicate genes in animals that might control how much nitrogen an animal gives off.
August 21, 2018
This month, Fonterra marks the one-year anniversary of TIAKI – our sustainable dairying programme that helps farmers make their operations more environmentally compliant. In doing so we will also celebrate more than 1,000 Fonterra farmers who now have a tailored improvement plan to help address environmental risks on-farm. Achieving this wasn’t easy and while a significant amount of progress was made pre-Tiaki it often felt like we were trying push a rock uphill. We knew there had to be a better way.
August 20, 2018
In Global Operations, the part of Fonterra I’m responsible for, our milk tankers travel over 100 million km per year, collect milk from a farm every nine seconds, deliver that milk to a factory every 24 seconds and we close the doors on a shipping container of product every three minutes. Product that goes to millions of consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.
August 16, 2018
Take a look at Fonterra’s Climate Change 101 infographic to help get a better understanding on the on-going changes to our climate.
August 14, 2018
These are the most important tech trends shaping agriculture, both today and into the future. AgTech is the name given to the emerging technologies and companies that are providing new digital tools to help farmers better understand their inputs and what happens on-farm, better manage their operations, and be more productive and efficient.
August 06, 2018
Thanks to technology and a team effort a Kiwi dairy pioneer has been granted his one wish for his twilight years — the chance to see what his life's work has led to in a modern processing plant.
August 02, 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
In New Zealand millennials get a bad rap for spending too much money on smashed avocado on toast, but this often-misunderstood group is poised to reshape the economy. Marc Rivers, Fonterra’s Chief Financial Officer is looking at different ways to harness millennials’ fresh and disruptive way of thinking.
July 30, 2018
High employee engagement plays a vital role in a business's overall success. Read our tips on improving commitment in your team.
July 25, 2018
The dairy industry represents 25% of New Zealand’s exported goods. Find out what Fonterra farmers recommend so the industry can continue to contribute.
July 23, 2018
Read about how we crowdsourced a competition on a Chinese review platform, where people could try cakes all around China and vote for their favourite.
Bay of Plenty
Hidden away in the Reporoa Valley, lies a manufacturing site that turns milk collected from local Kiwi farmers into unique dairy products that are shipped around the world. Established in 1968, Reporoa was one of the many factories owned and operated by the NZ Co-operative Dairy Company Limited and was designed to process lactic casein and whole milk powder.
July 20, 2018
We have measured greenhouse gas emissions on 100 farms across New Zealand for two years. Find out how Fonterra is using this to combat climate change.
We believe that the power, creativity and laughter lie in our teams. Find out how Fonterra empowers its employees to unleash their potential.
July 18, 2018
Agriculture plays an important role in tackling climate change. Find out how Fonterra has the opportunity to help New Zealand meet its Paris commitments.
July 16, 2018
To survive in the modern market, you have to adapt to changes. Find out how our award-winning program ‘Disrupt’ helps our employees to drive innovation.
July 09, 2018
Director of Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Melissa Clark-Reynolds explains why she thinks this is a myth.
July 05, 2018
James Hansen, who was the first man to raise concerns about global warming, is telling us we need to do more to tackle the issue. Find out more.
July 04, 2018
Living Water is designed to come up with solutions for farmers, communities, freshwater and ecosystems. Read more about Fonterra's innovative initiative.
China presents huge opportunities for Kiwi businesses. Have a read about how Fonterra China is generating more than $3.4 billion in annual sales revenue.
July 03, 2018
Find out why rural economist Nathan Penny believes that the Emissions Trading Scheme hides an opportunity for dairy farmers.
Research results confirm that seaweed reduces or even prevents methane emissions from dairy cows. Meet the scientists who are leading this research.
July 02, 2018
Jonathon Porritt says he noticed a big difference in the approach to climate change among New Zealanders. Find out why Fonterra is committed to the cause.
“Most folks don't understand soil and its potential as a carbon sink.” Find out how Jeff Creque believes agriculture is key in combatting climate change.
June 29, 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
Fonterra’s Director of Strategic Capabilities Vincent Vuillard and his team identify six capabilities people need to succeed in a constantly changing world.
Imagine if you had a job where you got to create and taste different ice creams all day long.
June 26, 2018
This week a very proud team will be watching as the new Primo hits the supermarket shelves. It has 40% less added sugar and is now the flavoured dairy milk with the lowest amount of sugar on the market. It contains all the same nutritional benefits and according to the 400 people who were part of the testing research, it now tastes even better than before.
June 25, 2018
Is milk the best source of calcium? Is trim milk watered down? Can you drink milk if you are lactose intolerant? Read on for some milk and dairy myths answered by nutrition expert Mindy Wigzell.
June 20, 2018
She never sleeps, works at lightning speed, and is single-handedly saving her teammates hours (if not days) of labour-intensive tasks. Enid is part of the Robotic Process Automation initiative taking place at Fonterra - freeing up time for staff to focus on higher value work.
June 12, 2018
When 88-year-old Raglan farmer Jim Bardsley first started supplying Fonterra, he remembers separating his own milk.
June 11, 2018
Can you guess what food starts us off in life, keeps us going until we can fend for ourselves and is critical for growing vital body parts?
June 01, 2018
It was a special night for Fonterra farmers at the Ahuwhenua Trophy awards evening in Christchurch on May 25. Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy announced Bay of Plenty shareholders, the Onuku Māori Lands Trust as the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy Māori Excellence in Farming Award.
May 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
Climate change ambassadors to work within their local communities to help farmers better understand the challenge of climate change.
May 17, 2018
Fonterra farmers have a long history of success in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards and that tradition continued at the 2018 national finals on May 12. Check out the 2018 Award Winners.
May 15, 2018
Kiwi sports scientist Dr. Richard Swinbourne (Ricco) says diet plays a huge part in our sleep patterns.
May 11, 2018
Fonterra is partnering with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to make an industry-first move and convert the coal boiler at its Brightwater site so that it can be co-fired with wood biomass.
May 02, 2018
Some Fonterra products have been shipped from New Zealand to China with the help of blockchain technology. Fonterra is testing this new technology to authenticate, verify, record, and report the transfer of food products.
April 27, 2018
A brief history of Fonterra’s Te Rapa location, which has had a massive impact on dairy production and the economy of surrounding Waikato. The site celebrates 50 years since its opening. Read more about how Te Rapa has been a place of employment, a home, and a community hub for New Zealanders over the years.
April 20, 2018
New data indicates that the on-going work by farmers to protect our waterways is beginning to show. Over 98% of all significant waterways have been fenced and 95% of our farmers completed nitrogen management reports. Read more details and watch a TV1 news story with Our Stories.
April 17, 2018
The Trustpower National Community Awards were held in Queenstown this April. The Edgecumbe Volunteer Fire Brigade, which contains seven Fonterra members, took home the Supreme Award.
April 16, 2018
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund gives grants to community initiatives throughout New Zealand. Read about the Parata Rest Home in Gore, who is using their grant money to purchase wool and knitting materials. Volunteers knit hats, socks, and other clothes for newborns.
April 13, 2018
Caring for the environment isn’t something that can be done independently – nutrition, the community and the environment are all interlinked.
April 11, 2018
Read more about Fonterra's Open Day event at Kauri. Community members got to see how milk was processed at the site. Kauri processes up to three million litres of milk a day at peak.
April 10, 2018
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund offers grants to community initiatives throughout New Zealand. Learn about a recent recipient of grant money, the Transform Aotearoa Charitable Trust.
April 06, 2018
Texture is just as important as flavor for food producers. Learn more about what textures are most appealing to consumers, and how Fonterra is working to produce food textures that people love.
March 29, 2018
Fonterra suppliers have taken home 29 of 33 regional titles at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. Winners include Share Farmer of the Year, Dairy Manager of the Year, and Dairy Trainee of the Year.
March 28, 2018
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund offers money to hundreds of community organisations each year. Funding has gone to Hauraki Plains College, where students are renovating historical buildings and strengthening their bond with the surrounding community.
March 27, 2018
Loshni Manikam is the 2018 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year! In addition to milking 600 dairy cows with her husband, Manikam is the leader of Iceberg Coaching and a strategic consultant for Farmstrong.
March 23, 2018
Logan Valli is not a professional boxer, but he is a professional Supervising Operator at Fonterra's Edendale site. He is hitting the ring to raise money for Koha Kai. The organisation helps to provide affordable lunches for students with disabilities in the Invercargill area.
March 19, 2018
Almost half of all dairy farms in Taranaki were affected by Cyclone Gita. The Fonterra Emergency Response Team has been working with farmers remove fallen trees, care for affected animals, and anything else that will help the farm running smoothly again.
March 12, 2018
This year we’re celebrating the women who are proud Fonterra farmers by finding out what it’s like to work in dairy.
March 08, 2018
Rachel Baker, Tracey Collis and Loshni Manikam have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Dairy Woman of the Year Award. Fonterra created the award in 2012 to recognise the cruical work of women in the dairy industry.
February 27, 2018
The Fonterra Grass Roots fund offers grants to community organisations around New Zealand. Some of the grant funding has gone to Darfield’s Scout group, who have been spending nights under the stars learning about leadership and teamwork.
February 26, 2018
Hayden Fowles is a dairy farmer that uses drone technology to watch over his cows and keep them safe. Learn more about the benefits of drone technology and watch a video taken from Hayden's drone.
February 20, 2018
The Emergency Response Team (ERT) at Fonterra consists of volunteer firefighters that help communities across New Zealand. Watch a video that features these brave men and women that work hard to keep people safe every day.
February 15, 2018
Over 111 people work at the third Clandeboye mozzarella plant. The plant churns out the highest supply of natural mozzarella in the Southern Hemisphere. Read more about the team's passion and dedication to producing high-quality dairy products.
February 13, 2018
The Darfield Site has added 16 new employees to operate its new cream cheese plants. Global cream cheese sales have increased 24% in the past year.
February 12, 2018
The Tiaki Sustainable Dairying Programme helps farmers stay ahead of expectations and requirements while increasing standards for customer and the dairy market. Read more about Tiaki on our website.
January 25, 2018
Takaka residents have been given an early Christmas present, but unlike most gifts, it’s one the community hope they’ll never have to use. The town has a newly installed AED on its main street, courtesy of the Fonterra Grass Roots fund.
December 21, 2017
Forming partnerships with community groups and schools is an essential part of Fonterra’s efforts to protect and improve New Zealand’s environment.
November 29, 2017
The Eastern Bay of Plenty Riding for the Disabled club is eagerly awaiting the delivery of six new specially designed saddle pads which will help its riders and horses in therapy sessions.
November 06, 2017
In a place just outside of Hobbiton, there are grassy mounds that are being used for a different purpose than to house hobbits.
October 27, 2017
A 25-strong team of staff from Fonterra, Canterbury Waterway Rehabilitation Experiment (CAREX), Department of Conservation, Selwyn District Council, Environment Canterbury (ECan) and Wai-ora Forest Landscapes recently pitched in to help one of our Fonterra farmers plant around 400 plants along a spring on his farm.
When Les Grace first started driving trucks the seats were as “hard as a board” and the roads were rough… 51 years on he sits in his Edgecumbe home sipping tea and reflecting on how much times have changed.
Featherston Rugby Club will be getting some new uniforms thanks to a grant from the Fonterra Grass Roots fund.
Edendale’s Volunteer Fire Brigade can now purchase a thermal imaging camera thanks to a grant from the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.
October 26, 2017
Over the past few years Fonterra dairy farmer Stu Muir has been restoring the once stagnant stream on the boundary of his Waikato farm to create 20 whitebait spawning ponds with grasses, flaxes, kahikatia, kowhai, mahoe and other wetland trees.
October 25, 2017
Finding the balance between making a profit and farming sustainably has always been at the forefront of Fonterra farmer Paul Warneford’s mind.
October 20, 2017
New research has found evidence that one of Fonterra’s probiotics can help prevent or treat symptoms of postnatal depression.
October 18, 2017
We recently caught up with the Fonterra sharemilker Nigel Gardiner whose on-farm sustainability work led to the discovery of endangered native mussels, or Kākahi, two years ago.
October 17, 2017
Sixty to seventy volunteers braved the wet weather last month in an effort to help maintain the environment of the spring which is part of the Waihou River and known to be one of New Zealand’s most pristine waterways.
October 05, 2017
Farming runs in the Sulzberger family, and almost nine decades after they began farming, they still own the same farm in Urenui, Taranaki.
October 03, 2017
Read Grant Watson’s story about how a chef helped boost the business performance of a customer by showing how using butter can make a huge difference.
October 01, 2017
An act of generosity from a Fonterra farmer will mean more young people from our largest city can gain a greater understanding of what farming is all about.
The spring sunshine shone in true Southland style as more than 300 people banded together to spruce up the Edendale and Wyndham communities.
September 27, 2017
Tyres, plastic bags and odd jandals were among the two truckloads of rubbish collected during a two hour clean up at Edgecumbe’s Thornton beach.
Jasmaine Worthington has won the KickStart Student Champion Award! Learn more about her work on our website. The KickStart Breakfast Programme encourages children to eat healthy breakfasts in New Zealand schools with Anchor milk and Weet-bix.
September 26, 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 KickStart Breakfast Awards! The KickStart Breakfast programme is a partnership between local communities, NZ Government, and corporate companies.
Volunteers Ani Milner and Lois Maunell from Kaikohe East School were the winners of the Unsung Hero Award!
A few actions by many can make a big difference.
The spring sunshine shone in true Southland style as more than 300 people banded together on September 27 to spruce up the Edendale and Wyndham communities.
Nominations have opened for the 2018 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award.
September 18, 2017
Last month, members of Fonterra’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) were among the 200 firefighters who climbed Auckland’s Sky Tower stairs in memory of the firefighters lost in the 9/11 World Trade Centre attacks in 2001.
September 15, 2017
Southland milk tanker technician Sheldon McLean is one of a select band of Fonterra staff serving their community as a volunteer fire fighter.
September 08, 2017
Fonterra's Maungaturoto manufacturing site in Northland, New Zealand has recently become home to a rare Australasian Bittern.
September 07, 2017
Traditional breakfast fuelling our kids with Weet-bix and milk has long been regarded as a strong start to a kiwi kid’s day. And it’s this traditional breakfast that has breakfast clubs around the country competing for the KickStart Breakfast Awards.
August 31, 2017
Tasman & Nelson
As part of our Co-op’s efforts to invest in resource-efficient manufacturing plants, a number of our sites are undertaking improvement work.
August 30, 2017
Fonterra recently picked up the inaugural Innovation and Technology Award at the South Canterbury Business Awards for its Nitrogen Management Programme.
August 12, 2017
Fonterra has been judged New Zealand’s top co-operative business of the year, and praised for a “stunning financial turnaround, generous social responsibility programmes and a high profile campaign proudly proclaiming its Kiwi farmer-owned, co-operative status”.
August 11, 2017
A new pair of pyjamas and a toothbrush might not seem like much, but to a child in foster care it can mean everything.
July 29, 2017
New Zealand has been described as China’s “most important” dairy partner at the China-NZ Dairy Forum held recently in Nanjing.
July 20, 2017
Fonterra drives growth in new tea beverage channel. A surge of growth in new, modern Chinese tea houses that are whipping up an estimated 200 million dairy drinks each year has helped Fonterra grow its sales of Anchor Food Professionals cream and cream cheese to Chinese beverage outlets five-fold in just two years.
July 19, 2017
Teaching young people how to stay safe in and around our rivers is the key to preventing tragic drownings involving our inland waterways, says Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre (TOPEC) director Steve Ralph.
July 15, 2017
Inside six large chest freezers at the Fonterra Research Centre in Palmerston North lies a piece of Kiwi food history.
July 14, 2017
Tapping into time-poor urban lifestyles across Thailand. They might sound strange but snacks such as Sandwich Danish Carbonara and Chocolate Toasties from local 7-Eleven stores are taking modern day Thailand by storm.
July 11, 2017
When a baby is suffering from a life-threatening illness, it can’t tell paramedics what’s wrong.
July 10, 2017
Every year nearly 2000 New Zealanders suffer from a cardiac arrest event outside of hospital, and only five to eight percent will survive without immediate treatment.
Give children a garden and they’ll not only learn how to grow food to nourish their bodies, they’ll learn the life-skills that will help build a promising future.
July 03, 2017
When someone is lost in the Bay of Plenty bush or lake regions finding them quickly is the number one priority.
A recent Massey University study shows children drinking milk at school have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones and that Fonterra Milk for Schools has improved the proportion of children (12 per cent) achieving the recommended number of serves of dairy on weekdays.
For baby orphaned Borneo Pygmy elephants, milk from mum is best but New Zealand milk comes a close second.
Nestled in the Motueka Valley, the residents of Tapawera have always known they were on to a good thing with small town living.
July 01, 2017
Fonterra's recent survey of the New Zealand population shows that many people underestimate dairy as a source of protein. Find out if you are misinformed.
June 14, 2017
On 10 May 2017, Fonterra Australia announced its forecast full year farmgate milk price of $5.30 to $5.70 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) for season 2017/18, and that it would make an additional payment of 40 cents per kgMS in response to Murray Goulburn’s recent announcements and its decision to forgive its Milk Supply Support Package.
May 15, 2017
Fonterra Shareholders’ Councillor Jessie Chan-Dorman has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Dairy Woman of the Year award.
May 12, 2017
Nearly two weeks after the Rangitaiki River breached its banks, flooding the Bay of Plenty town of Edgecumbe, Fonterra’s Farm Source regional sales manager Nigel O’Flaherty and the store manager Mark Lawrence were allowed in to see how the Farm Source Store had fared.
May 10, 2017
The My Co-op app is quickly becoming the most popular source for farmers wanting the latest news and information about our Co-operative. More than 1250 news items have been posted on the app since it was launched.
At peak dairy season, our truck drivers drive enough to circle around the world eight times. We encourage our drivers to make safety a number one priority on their routes.
May 09, 2017
Tanker Operator Stephen Curtis collects our farmers’ milk anywhere from Ashburton all the way up to Kaikoura and Murchison, so he knows the roads of the region well. Recently, his usual route brought him face-to-face with a near fatal accident.
May 04, 2017
Two Fonterra farmers have made the Grand Final of the 2017 FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition.
May 03, 2017
Blending traditional practice with modern technology to farm sustainably.
May 02, 2017
Three Fonterra farming families are in the running to win the National Supreme title at the 2017 Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
May 01, 2017
Ohangai sheep, beef and dairy farmers Peter and Nicola Carver have won the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
April 13, 2017
Community leadership, a willingness to share knowledge and a passion for rural life are all qualities shared by the three Fonterra farmers who are finalists for the 2017 Dairy Community Leadership Award
April 11, 2017
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund got right behind our national bird in 2016, supporting the conservation efforts of the Whakatane Kiwi Trust.
For Adam Kaufman and Joshua Sweet the best thing about exhibiting at the recent International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas was hearing customers tell them how important Fonterra and the Anchor brand is to them in their respective countries.
The chance to show kids where milk really comes from brings a big smile to the faces of Fonterra farmers Bryce and Amanda Savage.
April 10, 2017
New hope in the fight against gestational diabetes 04 April 2017 TAGS Innovation A new University of Otago study has found a Fonterra probiotic could reduce cases of gestational diabetes in pregnant women by 68 per cent.
April 04, 2017
There was something a little special about KickStart Breakfast club at Holy Family School in Porirua last Friday as the Prime Minister Rt Hon.
April 03, 2017
Do you think, in 100 years, will you still be able to do what you're doing? You get a question like that, and it makes you sit up and take notice.
April 01, 2017
Sri Lanka’s foodies are set to receive a delicious boost to their out-of-home dining experience, with Fonterra’s opening of the country’s first dairy innovation kitchen for the foodservice industry.
March 31, 2017
Waiting for cream to reduce is not something the Fonterra Foodservice team and customers ever have to worry about – and that’s a good thing when doing rapid fire cooking demonstrations at an expo attended by around 7000 industry people.
March 30, 2017
Our Living Water partnership with the Department of Conservation (DOC) is supporting NIWA and local hapū to further their understanding of healthy eel habitats on the Wairua River in Northland.
March 29, 2017
Fonterra has launched a unique nutrition programme for pregnant women in Hong Kong, developing a website endorsed by professional dieticians to give women access to healthy, nutritious at-home dining recipes and tips for eating well when dining out during pregnancy.
New technology solutions to on-farm problems such as water monitoring and grass measuring, may be just around the corner following last week’s successful hackathon in the Manawatu.
March 22, 2017
Two more kiwi have found a safe haven in Northland thanks,in part, to a group of Fonterra farmers and Fonterra’s Living Water partnership with the Department of Conservation.
March 08, 2017
10.2 million people voted in The Best Cream Cake competition, and it captivated a nation. Find out more about Fonterra's exciting competition in China.
January 17, 2017