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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
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
More than 100 years ago, Fonterra’s Waitoa site had New Zealand’s largest fleet of electric milk trucks. Fast-forward to 2022, the site has welcomed New Zealand’s first modern electric milk tanker.
November 25, 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
Fonterra’s reaching new sustainability and safety heights by the way it’s saving tanker tyres. By changing the way it monitors tyre tread wear, for greater optimisation, 2,900 tyres have been saved over the course of one year.
December 06, 2021
Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Tanker Operator is like? Take a look at the video to see how a day goes for our Lower South Island Milk Collection team based at our Edendale depot.
November 22, 2021
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
Last night Fonterra handed out 18 awards at its annual Best Site Cup ceremony which recognises excellence in manufacturing and transport.
July 02, 2021
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.
December 17, 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
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
How our Te Awamutu team is doing its bit to save fuel, money and the environment.
July 08, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’s Waikato and Bay of Plenty tankers are now all up and running on biodiesel thanks to Z Energy.
March 05, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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
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
In a place just outside of Hobbiton, there are grassy mounds that are being used for a different purpose than to house hobbits.
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.
September 26, 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
Butter is best when it’s made at Fonterra’s Clandeboye plant in the South Island. That's why it took home the top prize for butter at the 2017 New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards. Learn about what makes this butter special on our website.
March 23, 2017