Tarakani Stories


Made with Care: Great cheese needs great milk

With one and a half decades of experience in cheese making, Cathy Lang knows her stuff when it comes to cheese and is excited to be involved in NZ Trade and Enterprise’s international “Made with Care” campaign.

October 21, 2020


Fatherly advice leads to an award-winning career

When Joel Campbell was thinking of leaving school, he knew he wanted to do an apprenticeship and was thinking of becoming a builder.

September 11, 2020


Long john rescue

When Dave Sattler went for a weekend climb up his beloved maunga, Mt Taranaki, he never expected to he’d have to take part in a rescue involving underwear.

August 28, 2020


Co-op suppliers sweep the NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Hawke’s Bay farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson have led a clean sweep for Fonterra suppliers at the 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

July 06, 2020


Environmental champion is 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year

Taranaki farmer, teacher and staunch environmentalist Trish Rankin has been announced as the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.

May 02, 2019


Protecting a Taranaki treasure

It’s a beautiful thing when farmers and the community come together and join forces to restore a local jewel of the environment, providing a home for hundreds of native plants and threatened wildlife.

October 26, 2018


Taranaki riding the water quality wave

Scientific research shows water quality in Taranaki is improving in record setting leaps and bounds. Find out how the Taranaki Regional Council is working with farmers to continue these impressive water quality trends.

August 01, 2018


60 years of milk – Co-op farmer celebrates diamond supply anniversary

When 88-year-old Raglan farmer Jim Bardsley first started supplying Fonterra, he remembers separating his own milk.

June 11, 2018


Farmers dealing with aftermath of Cyclone Gita

Almost half of all dairy farms in Taranaki were affected by Cyclone Gita. The Fonterra Emergency Response Team has been working with farmers remove fallen trees, care for affected animals, and anything else that will help the farm running smoothly again.

March 12, 2018