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Explainer: New Zealand Dairy Prices

The price consumers in New Zealand pay for dairy products is influenced by global dairy commodity prices and the cost of making the finished products. Global dairy commodity prices are used in the methodology to calculate the amount Fonterra Cooperative Group (Fonterra) pays its shareholding farmers for their milk. This is called the Farmgate Milk Price.

July 01, 2022


Rod’s life cycle

Rod Rutherford– a tanker operator from Fonterra Tirau, had his world turned upside-down 12 months ago, after a cough led to a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

April 11, 2022


Carbonzero Simply Milk range expands

The range of carbonzero Simply Milk is expanding to include a 3-litre bottle size following the success of the inaugural 2-litre bottles.

February 15, 2022


Celebrating nine years of the Living Water partnership

We’ve recently reached the milestone of nine years since we started working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) through the Living Water partnership, which helps us identify and trial game-changing and scalable solutions that show dairying and freshwater can thrive together. While we’ve already made some incredible gains, there are more to come.

October 04, 2021


The Co-op is changing the way it’s supporting working parents by expanding parental leave benefits for New Zealand-based employees.

July 30, 2021

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Cow manure to fire up the BBQ

A study between Fonterra, Beca, Firstgas Group and EECA has found using organic waste is a viable, untapped solution to provide an alternative to New Zealand’s current residential gas supplies, with the potential to replace nearly 20% of the country’s total gas usage by 2050.

July 07, 2021


A milk tanker with a difference at Fieldays

Thousands of farmers and members of the public have been the first to experience a brand new addition to Fonterra’s milk tanker fleet at Fieldays in Waikato – an interactive showcase of what makes the Co-op Good Together.

June 19, 2021


Organic dairy farm awarded for excellence in Māori farming

New Plymouth’s TSB Stadium rang with the sounds of a mighty haka on Friday 14 May when the winners of the 2021 Ahuwhenua Trophy were announced.

May 27, 2021


Luxury treehouse – a dairy farm-stay with a difference

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Or in the case of this Hakataramea Valley farm, if it ain’t broke - think bigger and think differently.

May 17, 2021