March 29, 2018

Fonterra Kauri invites locals to take a look inside

We’re welcoming our local community to come and get a first-hand look at how we turn our farmers top quality milk into dairy nutrition that is enjoyed at home and around the world.

Fonterra Kauri is inviting our friends, family and farmers to come and find out what happens behind the scenes at its Open Day on Saturday 7 April.

“This is an open invitation for our local community to see how proud we are of what we do, learn more about the dairy production process and to have some fun at the same time,” says Kauri Operations Manager Rowan Hartigan.

There will be guided site tours, Tip Top and Mainland samples to try, and a chance to see what goes on once the tanker delivers milk to the site for processing.

Kauri processes up to three million litres of milk a day at peak. It produces skim milk, whole milk and nutritional milk powders, specialty butters and anhydrous milk fats.

Site tours will kick off every 20 minutes or so with the last tour departing at 2pm.

Saturday 7 April, 10am – 2pm
Fonterra Kauri, State Highway 1, Kauri, Whangarei
To attend, email: kaurisiteopenday@fonterra.com

Getting here

Buses will be available to transport people from downtown Whangarei to Kauri. Buses will leave from the car park off Hatea Drive (adjacent to the Hatea Bridge) every hour from 9am. The last bus will return from Kauri following the final site tour.

Your safety is our priority

Kauri is a busy manufacturing site where the safety of people is paramount. The rules may sound strict, but we have them because we really care about our guests and want everyone to get home safely.

Children must be five years of age or over and there must be a one adult to one child ratio for every child aged five-15. Safety clothing will be provided, but guests must wear flat, closed-toe shoes (not gumboots though).

Guests will need to be of reasonable health as parts of the tour requires guests to climb stairs. There are a few things you can’t bring on site, including pushchairs, wheel chairs, assisted walkers, backpacks, handbags and other hand-held items. If you’re not wearing it or if it’s not in your pocket please leave it at home or in your car.

In Northland, like in most places in New Zealand, it can be hard to predict the weather. If it rains cats and dogs, or we think the conditions make an open day unsafe, we might need to cancel. Hopefully you won’t need them, but we only allow raincoats on site. No umbrellas please.

The number of people permitted on site tours is limited and places will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

We’ll be showing you some pretty cool things that are part of our competitive advantage, so no photos please.