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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


Award winning farming for a sustainable future

Martin Bennett has been a dairy farmer for nearly half a century so he’s seen his fair share of change in the industry over that time.

February 27, 2023


Supporting flood-affected Kiwis

In response to the devastating floods that hit the North Island of New Zealand last week, Fonterra has been supporting key community groups on the front-line giving assistance to affected kiwis.

February 08, 2023


Delivering Fonterra goodness to the Darfield community

As the Christmas season in New Zealand was coming into full swing, employees at Fonterra’s manufacturing sites were dedicated to delivering dairy goodness to tables across the globe.

January 27, 2023


Rod’s life cycle

Rod Rutherford– a tanker operator from Fonterra Tirau, had his world turned upside-down 12 months ago, after a cough led to a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

April 11, 2022


140 years on and still going strong

World-famous for cheese rolls and in some cases rolled R’s, Southland is home to Fonterra Edendale – NZ’s longest running dairy manufacturing site.

January 18, 2022