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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


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


Women taking the wheel

Diversity is a very important part of Fonterra and we’re always on the look-out for more women to get behind the wheel of our tankers

October 14, 2021


Proud Employer of Fire and Emergency Volunteers

As New Zealand’s biggest employer of volunteer firefighters, we’re proud to have our contribution to the communities we live and work in recognised by Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ).

October 07, 2021


A Taste of Home - Anchor’s new campaign

For Kiwis, there’s nothing quite like a splash of fresh Anchor Milk in your morning cuppa. Think milk, butter, yoghurt and cream – our Anchor products are staples in cupboards and fridges right across New Zealand.

September 13, 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


Collaborating for change

Solving the challenge of plastics and recycling requires a multi-pronged approach and our Sustainability team recently partnered with the Soft Plastics Recycling scheme.

September 01, 2021