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Fonterra’s Edgecumbe Site Turns 100

Surviving an earthquake and two major floods have made hitting the 100-year milestone all that sweeter for our Edgecumbe site.

September 15, 2023


Fonterra boosts support for Trees for Survival 

Following last year’s success, we’re ramping up our support for Trees for Survival, to provide seedlings and resources to 22 schools so students can plant native trees.

July 28, 2023

Our Whānau

Learn what Matariki means to our whānau

‘Mānawatia a Matariki – Celebrate Matariki’ – a special time here in Aotearoa New Zealand as we learn more about the Matariki star cluster, reflect on the past and celebrate, feast and be with whānau and friends for what’s to come – wherever they are across the globe.

July 11, 2023


Fonterra gets behind on-farm health and safety initiative

We’re joining with other organisations across New Zealand’s agricultural sector to get behind a new initiative aimed at ensuring better health and safety outcomes for farming communities.

July 05, 2023


National Volunteer Week

It is National Volunteer Week here in New Zealand. The week, which was founded by Volunteering New Zealand, honours and celebrates the collective efforts of volunteers in Aotearoa.

June 19, 2023


Meals made with love for Te Aroha

Volunteers from Te Aroha college, Fonterra and Ngāti Tumutumu Trust gathered at Tui Pā marae for a community cooking session.

May 19, 2023


Taranaki farmer named 2023 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year

Taranaki farmer Donna Cram has been announced as the 2023 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.

May 04, 2023


Celebrating 50 years of Fonterra Whareroa

Five minutes south of Hāwera, with Mount Taranaki gleaming in the distance, our dairy factory has stood as a landmark in Whareroa for 50 years. Last month over 350 people – including alumni, families, and local shareholders, joined the team at our Whareroa site to celebrate the milestone.

April 17, 2023


Supporting our farmers and communities after Cyclone Gabrielle

For many of our farmers and communities in the North Island of New Zealand, the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle has been significant and widespread.

February 27, 2023