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Fonterra completes reset, announces annual results and long-term growth plan out to 2030

Annual Results Summary Total pay-out for 2020/21 season: $7.74 per kgMS - Final 2020/21 Farmgate Milk Price: $7.54 per kgMS - 2020/21 dividend: 20 cents per share, comprised of 5 cent interim dividend and 15 cent final dividend.

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Fonterra’s Te Awamutu site fires up on pellet power

It’s full steam ahead on wood pellets at Fonterra’s Te Awamutu site, with commissioning underway, as the site takes the next step in its transition away from coal.

September 16, 2020

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Fonterra’s Te Awamutu site moves to pellet power

Fonterra is taking another step forward in its commitment to renewable energy as it announces that its Te Awamutu site will be coal free next season.

January 30, 2020

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Fonterra appoints Chief Operating Officer

Fonterra is pleased to announce the appointment of Fraser Whineray to its management team in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, starting in early 2020.

October 08, 2019

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No new coal boilers for Fonterra

Fonterra is shaving eleven years off its coal target, as it announces a new commitment to reduce its reliance on coal.

July 18, 2019

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Co-firing on all cylinders - Fonterra Brightwater site to reduce emissions by 25 percent

Fonterra’s Brightwater milk processing plant in Nelson is now co-firing on wood after the site’s newly converted boiler was officially switched on by the Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods, today.

November 19, 2018

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A little piece of Clandeboye in half a billion pizzas

Some already call it the Riviera of the South and now Timaru could also be the pizza capital of New Zealand, as the region becomes the Southern Hemisphere’s largest producer of natural mozzarella cheese.

September 04, 2018

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From Darfield to Dongguan - Fonterra dials up value add

Fonterra’s new cream cheese plant in Canterbury has started production and is set to manufacture up to 24,000 metric tonnes of cream cheese annually, bound for China.

August 25, 2018

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Fonterra to electrify Stirling site

Fonterra today announced it is transitioning from coal to renewable energy at its Stirling site in Otago. The move will reduce Fonterra’s coal use by more than 9,700 tonnes per year –about the same weight as 122 Boeing 737-800’s.

August 09, 2018

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'Muddy Buns' cleaning up the butter market

Muddy Buns, Dirty Dirty Bread, or Zang Zang Bao as they’re known in China, are creating a social media frenzy and driving a further craving for butter around the world.

July 09, 2018