Sanjeev’s ‘fantastic office on wheels’

When Sanjeev Kumar moved to New Zealand from India as a student five years ago he never imagined he’d end up driving Fonterra tankers around Bay of Plenty, “I love my job! This has been a life-changing experience for me”.

August 21, 2020


Rural comradery shines at planting day

The saying many hands make light work rung true when 60 volunteers recently gathered at a farm in the Bay of Plenty to plant 3000 trees.

July 22, 2019


Hats off to Ian Treloar

We close the door on a shipping container every 3 minutes so ensuring we get everything right is important.

June 17, 2019

Bay of Plenty

Celebrating 50 years of Reporoa

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


Making the most of a damp situation

Wetlands play an important role in creating healthy and biodiverse habitats. Commonly described as the ‘kidneys of the earth – they help protect and improve water quality by filtering nutrients and waste, provide fish and wildlife habitats, while also helping to store water in times of flooding and maintaining surface water flow during dry periods.

May 24, 2018


Edgecumbe Volunteer Fire Brigade wins Supreme Award at the Trustpower National Community Awards

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


Riding for Disabled to get new saddles thanks to Fonterra funding

The Eastern Bay of Plenty Riding for the Disabled club is eagerly awaiting the delivery of six new specially designed saddle pads which will help its riders and horses in therapy sessions.

November 06, 2017


The many helping to shape the dairy industry

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


Farmers band together to improve local waterway

Finding the balance between making a profit and farming sustainably has always been at the forefront of Fonterra farmer Paul Warneford’s mind.

October 20, 2017