November 19, 2017

Fonterra opens farms around New Zealand, invites kiwis to come and visit

Fonterra farmers are opening their gates and giving thousands of people from across New Zealand the chance to visit a farm, in what’s set to be one of the country’s biggest ever community open days.

On 10 December, Kiwis will have the chance to visit one of 40 farms around the country and get an up-close view of life on a farm. The event is designed to give New Zealanders the opportunity to check out what goes on behind the farm gate and see first-hand the efforts that are being made to improve waterways.

Miles Hurrell, Chief Operating Officer, Fonterra Farm Source says the event is a great opportunity for people who don’t usually get out to the country to come and see what it’s all about.

“A lot of Kiwis don’t have the chance to see what farms are all about and we’d like to help fix that. Our farmers put a huge amount of effort into the land and waterways, and we wanted to let New Zealanders see it for themselves,” says Mr Hurrell.

“Our farmers deeply care for this country and its future. They’re looking forward to telling their story and meeting the families who come and visit,” Mr Hurrell added.

Anyone interested in visiting one of the farms or finding out more information about the Open Gates event should visit opengates.co.nz.

The website contains all the necessary details, including an overview of the participating farm's members of the public, can find and register to attend the location that works best for them.