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Rewarding diversity at Fonterra's Research and Development Centre 

Inclusivity and Innovation key to success. With more than 40 different ethnicities across a team of nearly 400 and 14 different languages spoken by our leaders across site alone, our team at the FRDC truly is a culturally diverse bunch.

December 11, 2020

Community

A Primo way to showcase our farms

When farmers have a beautiful property they’re proud of, sometimes they just want to share it with the world, and what better way to do that than playing host to one of the biggest women-only multi-sport events in the world.

December 07, 2020

Community

Shepherdess...for mothers, daughters, sisters, friends

A truck pulls up to the cow shed, a pretty normal scene on a rural New Zealand dairy farm, but it’s not a tanker here to pick up the milk – it’s a delivery truck full of magazines.

November 20, 2020

Community

A winning approach to health & wellbeing

Fonterra’s Health and Wellbeing team have proven they’re industry-leading, winning the WorkSafe New Zealand best initiative to address a work-related health risk at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards.

November 18, 2020

Community

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

Community

How one community has rallied to protect whitebait

It might be whitebait season right now but a community in Northland is more set on making new homes for the silvery-white fish than catching them.

October 13, 2020

Community

From stroke to half marathon in a year

Lacking motivation? COVID getting you down? Let Jackson Flinn be your inspiration.

September 25, 2020

New Zealand

Fonterra partners with New Zealand Food Network 

Fonterra has recently signed up as a foundation donor partner to the newly created New Zealand Food Network.

September 14, 2020

Community

Helping to get a COVID vaccine

When COVID-19 first hit New Zealand’s shores Fonterra stepped up to help make hand sanitiser and some of its employees volunteered their time to make face masks. Now the Co-op’s offering another hand – this time to help develop a vaccine.

September 03, 2020