Manawatu is the major source of fresh milk for the lower North Island and it’s also where many great minds meet and collaborate to deliver world-leading dairy innovation.


Meet the many in Manawatu

In Manawatu we’re introducing you to some of the many people who help balance the books and innovate the future, ensuring our dairy is loved around the world.


understand how MANAWATU is improving water quality

February 15, 2018

“Whenever we’re needed, we’re able to rally those troops. We’re able to get our guys together quite quickly, and get across and offer support that goes beyond Fonterra.” – Peter Laurent, Health & Safety, Risk and Projects Manager 

December 15, 2017

NZMP, Fonterra’s dairy ingredient business, has recently set up a medical nutrition and healthy ageing division to develop science-based solutions that help to treat people who are suffering malnutrition, cancer and other diseases, as well as to help people age in good health.

December 01, 2017

For Andy Savage there’s nothing more rewarding than watching a child’s reaction when they first arrive at YMCA camp Raukawa.

November 19, 2017

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.

November 16, 2017

Fonterra today launched an ambitious plan to help improve the quality of New Zealand’s waterways.

October 27, 2017

Research Engineer, Fonterra Research and Development Centre, Palmerston North. 

One of the many who contribute to dairy loved around the world.

October 18, 2017

New research has found evidence that one of Fonterra’s probiotics can help prevent or treat symptoms of postnatal depression. 

October 16, 2017

Fonterra Senior Packaging Technologist.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award Winner.