Waikato Stories

Explore our latest stories from the Waikato region including news and updates on Fonterra's local community initiatives and environmental efforts.


Helping to save rare long-tailed bats

We’re proud to be helping to protect rare long-tailed bats (pekapeka) which are roosting in trees on one of our Co-op-owned farms in Waikato.

October 28, 2021


Surf and turf

When the going gets tough, getting active in nature is a proven method of improving mental health, which is how Surfing for Farmers was started, to give farmers an outlet away from the pressures of work.

September 09, 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


Taking the farm to the customer

COVID’s presented many challenges for businesses, and one of them is the inability to travel. So, when Fonterra’s research and development partner BY-HEALTH wanted to give its customers a glimpse of farming, New Zealand-style, they used live video technology to bridge the gap, taking the farm to the customers.

November 27, 2020


Te Awamutu site fires up on pellet power

It’s full steam ahead on wood pellets as our Te Awamutu site takes the next step in its transition away from coal.

September 16, 2020


From cockpit to farm

When COVID-19 ground his eight-year career as a pilot for Air New Zealand to a sudden halt, Henry Lambert decided to turn it into an opportunity for a complete change - to farming.

July 27, 2020


Clearing the air

How our Te Awamutu team is doing its bit to save fuel, money and the environment.

July 08, 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


Milk helping in the fight against COVID-19

Fonterra farmers, factory workers and even some of the crew at Air New Zealand have been doing their bit to help patients suffering from COVID-19.

May 27, 2020