Diversity is a very important part of Fonterra and we’re always on the look-out for more women to get behind the wheel of our tankers
October 14, 2021
Dana is an apprentice Service Technician at our Darfield Service Centre, which means she gets stuck in with the heavy stuff as she works her way to becoming a heavy truck mechanic.
August 30, 2021
While her friends enjoy their school holidays, Kendyll Blissett is hard at work at our Lichfield site in Waikato. But the 17-year-old electrical apprentice wouldn’t have it any other way.
August 25, 2021
The Co-op is changing the way it’s supporting working parents by expanding parental leave benefits for New Zealand-based employees.
July 30, 2021
The pride, camaraderie and fairness of our team in Greater China have been recognised with two prestigious certifications – ‘Best Workplace in Greater China’ and ‘Top Employer’ – two years running.
February 12, 2021
Celebrating our partnership with Tuputoa. The success of our Co-op depends on our people, so diversity and inclusion are an important part of our culture.
February 03, 2021
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’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
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
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 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
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
Two Fonterra employees did just that.
June 10, 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
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May 08, 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
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
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
Christmas Day 2019 won’t be one that the family of dairy farming stalwart Tony Wilding will forget in a hurry.
February 13, 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
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
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
We close the door on a shipping container every 3 minutes so ensuring we get everything right is important.
June 17, 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
Taranaki farmer, teacher and staunch environmentalist Trish Rankin has been announced as the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.
May 02, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fonterra’s Director of Strategic Capabilities Vincent Vuillard and his team identify six capabilities people need to succeed in a constantly changing world.
June 28, 2018
Imagine if you had a job where you got to create and taste different ice creams all day long.
June 26, 2018
When 88-year-old Raglan farmer Jim Bardsley first started supplying Fonterra, he remembers separating his own milk.
June 11, 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
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
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
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
December 21, 2017
Daniel and Kirstin Wilks are full time dairy farmers for Fonterra, but in their free time, they teach and practice ballroom and Latin dancing. Read more about the couple's story on our website.
December 13, 2017
Roger and Jane Hutchings are Fonterra dairy farmers that build habitats around their property for Kiwis. They were the 2014 Northland Ballance Environment Award winners. Learn more about the Hutchings on our TV ad, which you can find on our website.
November 28, 2017
Our farmers are doing valuable work to help improve the environment. This year, a few of them were recognised for their achievements at the Southland Community Environment Awards. Read more about their work on our website.
November 27, 2017
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.
October 27, 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
Louis Booth is a young man from Palmerston who attended the Fonterra Graduate Technical Programme (FGTP.) He received a Prime Minister's Business Scholarship and will use the funding to obtain a Certificate in Global Management. Booth plans to bring his knowledge back to Fonterra and its Russian account Foodline.
August 03, 2017
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
Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have partnered up with Living Waters to promote healthy wetlands. Learn more about why wetlands are so important, with information from Tony Roxburgh. Roxburgh is a chairman on the National Wetland Trust.
March 07, 2017
The students at Tauwhare School were recently featured in an ad campaign about Milk for Schools. In February, students gathered to watch the ads. Enjoy the ads and pictures from the event in our story.
February 09, 2017