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Building a Brighter Future in STEM: Fonterra and Pūhoro Partner to Empower Māori Rangatahi

In a significant move towards fostering diversity and inclusivity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, Fonterra, Aotearoa, New Zealand's largest dairy Co-operative, and Pūhoro, a national Charitable Trust dedicated to increasing Māori participation in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Mātauranga Māori), have joined forces in a new partnership.

April 11, 2024


Empowering Working Parents: A Milestone Partnership with Jobs for Mums

We're thrilled to share our partnership with Jobs for Mums, a startup committed to addressing the $8.5 trillion talent shortage by removing barriers for the world's largest untapped workforce.

March 05, 2024


Guiding the Way: Tom Watson's Eight-Year Journey Leading Teams at Clandeboye 

Introducing Tom Watson, a dedicated Team Manager at Fonterra's Clandeboye Transport Depot, bringing eight years of experience to the role.

February 29, 2024


22 Years of Growth and Learning at Fonterra

Meet Jamie Vou, the passionate Facilities Manager at Clandeboye, who has dedicated 22 years of his career to Fonterra. His journey serves as a powerful testament to the company's unwavering commitment to individual development.

February 29, 2024


Finding Your Authentic Self at Fonterra

Reuben McCabe, Marketing Lead for Own Brands at Fonterra, embodies the Co-operative’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. We spoke with Reuben about his journey at Fonterra, his involvement in the GLOW (Gays, Lesbians, or Whatever) group, and his perspective on fostering an inclusive workplace.

February 27, 2024


Fonterra’s Whakatere Programme nurturing talent

Fonterra has launched an innovative new programme to seek out and nurture talent for critical Maintenance Manager roles.

September 14, 2023

Early Careers

Making something of my career: A Journey of Science, Passion, and Innovation

Caroline's journey, marked by curiosity, determination, and a love for science, has made her an integral part of the dairy industry's innovative landscape.

August 30, 2023


A day in the life of a Tanker Operator

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Tanker Operator is like? Take a look at the video to see how a day goes for our Lower South Island Milk Collection team based at our Edendale depot.

November 22, 2021


Fonterra scientists inspiring the next generation

A team of six scientists from Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre (FRDC) headed along to the Girl-Powered Workshop on recently to ‘wow’ local students with science.

November 11, 2021