140 years on and still going strong
World-famous for cheese rolls and in some cases rolled R’s, Southland is home to Fonterra Edendale – NZ’s longest running dairy manufacturing site.
Plans to move to renewable energy at Fonterra's Stirling Site updated
Following a comprehensive study into using electricity to replace coal at its Stirling site in Southland, the Co-operative has found wood biomass to be a more viable option.
Helping flood-stricken Southland
The Southland floods left farmers with a big clean up – it’s taken a group effort to support them.
Knitted with Love
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund gives grants to community initiatives throughout New Zealand. Read about the Parata Rest Home in Gore, who is using their grant money to purchase wool and knitting materials. Volunteers knit hats, socks, and other clothes for newborns.
First time boxer willing to take a hit for charity
Logan Valli is not a professional boxer, but he is a professional Supervising Operator at Fonterra's Edendale site. He is hitting the ring to raise money for Koha Kai. The organisation helps to provide affordable lunches for students with disabilities in the Invercargill area.
Spotlight on Southland Environmental Achievements
Our farmers are doing valuable work to help improve the environment. This year, a few of them were recognised for their achievements at the Southland Community Environment Awards. Read more about their work on our website.
Turning poo into power
How a pioneering farmer in Southland turned his idea of generating electricity from effluent into reality.
New Equipment for Edendale Volunteer Fire Brigade
Edendale’s Volunteer Fire Brigade can now purchase a thermal imaging camera thanks to a grant from the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.
A few actions by many can make a big difference
The spring sunshine shone in true Southland style as more than 300 people banded together to spruce up the Edendale and Wyndham communities.