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Surviving an earthquake and two major floods have made hitting the 100-year milestone all that sweeter for our Edgecumbe site.
September 15, 2023
Caroline's journey, marked by curiosity, determination, and a love for science, has made her an integral part of the dairy industry's innovative landscape.
August 30, 2023
We’re joining with other organisations across New Zealand’s agricultural sector to get behind a new initiative aimed at ensuring better health and safety outcomes for farming communities.
July 05, 2023
Last Thursday night, almost 200 representatives from Fonterra’s manufacturing sites across New Zealand came together to celebrate their achievements at the annual Best Site Cup awards.
June 26, 2023
It is National Volunteer Week here in New Zealand. The week, which was founded by Volunteering New Zealand, honours and celebrates the collective efforts of volunteers in Aotearoa.
June 19, 2023
Volunteers from Te Aroha college, Fonterra and Ngāti Tumutumu Trust gathered at Tui Pā marae for a community cooking session.
May 19, 2023
Fonterra farmers continued their strong history in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, winning all three national titles at a gala dinner in Auckland.
May 15, 2023
New Zealand’s most gold-worthy cheeses went head-to-head last night at the annual New Zealand Champion of Cheese Awards ceremony in Hamilton.
May 05, 2023
Five minutes south of Hāwera, with Mount Taranaki gleaming in the distance, our dairy factory has stood as a landmark in Whareroa for 50 years. Last month over 350 people – including alumni, families, and local shareholders, joined the team at our Whareroa site to celebrate the milestone.
April 17, 2023
Established in February, the Centre for Climate Action Joint Venture is now open for business and has appointed an experienced Board of Directors chaired by Sir Brian Roche.
April 06, 2023
A touch of fierce but friendly competition heated up yesterday, as cheesemakers from across the country eagerly awaited the results of the New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.
March 28, 2023
For many of our farmers and communities in the North Island of New Zealand, the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle has been significant and widespread.
February 27, 2023
In response to the devastating floods that hit the North Island of New Zealand last week, Fonterra has been supporting key community groups on the front-line giving assistance to affected kiwis.
February 08, 2023
As the Christmas season in New Zealand was coming into full swing, employees at Fonterra’s manufacturing sites were dedicated to delivering dairy goodness to tables across the globe.
January 27, 2023
Fonterra will contribute up to $50 million over the next four years in a public private partnership that’s working to find a solution to biogenic methane.
December 07, 2022
The price consumers in New Zealand pay for dairy products is influenced by global dairy commodity prices and the cost of making the finished products. Global dairy commodity prices are used in the methodology to calculate the amount Fonterra Cooperative Group (Fonterra) pays its shareholding farmers for their milk. This is called the Farmgate Milk Price.
July 01, 2022
Rod Rutherford– a tanker operator from Fonterra Tirau, had his world turned upside-down 12 months ago, after a cough led to a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.
April 11, 2022
The range of carbonzero Simply Milk is expanding to include a 3-litre bottle size following the success of the inaugural 2-litre bottles.
February 15, 2022
We’ve recently reached the milestone of nine years since we started working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) through the Living Water partnership, which helps us identify and trial game-changing and scalable solutions that show dairying and freshwater can thrive together. While we’ve already made some incredible gains, there are more to come.
October 04, 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
A study between Fonterra, Beca, Firstgas Group and EECA has found using organic waste is a viable, untapped solution to provide an alternative to New Zealand’s current residential gas supplies, with the potential to replace nearly 20% of the country’s total gas usage by 2050.
July 07, 2021
Thousands of farmers and members of the public have been the first to experience a brand new addition to Fonterra’s milk tanker fleet at Fieldays in Waikato – an interactive showcase of what makes the Co-op Good Together.
June 19, 2021
New Plymouth’s TSB Stadium rang with the sounds of a mighty haka on Friday 14 May when the winners of the 2021 Ahuwhenua Trophy were announced.
May 27, 2021
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Or in the case of this Hakataramea Valley farm, if it ain’t broke - think bigger and think differently.
May 17, 2021
North America is the first region to open up access to carbonzero certified NZMP™ Organic Butter.
March 05, 2021
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
Fonterra has recently signed up as a foundation donor partner to the newly created New Zealand Food Network.
September 14, 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
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
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
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.
July 01, 2020
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
DIRA has been critical to the performance of New Zealand’s dairy sector but some aspects need modernising.
October 21, 2019
Because what gets measured, gets managed
July 31, 2019
We have a role to play in being part of the solution.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
March 22, 2019
Fonterra Head of Nutrition Mindy Wigzell looks at our nutritional needs change as we age.
March 12, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
NZMP is Fonterra's dairy ingredient business. They have recently set up a medical nutrition and healthy ageing division to treat people with illnesses and promote good health. Learn more about the initiative on our website.
December 15, 2017
Fonterra announced their plan to improve waterway quality throughout New Zealand. Learn more about the six strategies they plan on implementing to promote sustainable farming efforts and promote river and stream health.
November 16, 2017
New research has found evidence that one of Fonterra’s probiotics can help prevent or treat symptoms of postnatal depression.
October 18, 2017
Nominations have opened for the 2018 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award.
September 18, 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
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.
May 10, 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
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
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