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Surfing for Farmers makes waves with biggest season yet

Farming is right up there when it comes to the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it can also be one of the most demanding.

February 28, 2024


Hawke’s Bay farmers grateful for support a year on from cyclone

When the full force of Cyclone Gabrielle struck last February, it brought a range of emotions for Hawke’s Bay farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson.

February 27, 2024


International Volunteer Day 2023

Each year on the 5th of December, International Volunteer Day provides volunteers and organisations the opportunity to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities. Learn more below about how our amazing teams across the globe are supporting their communities.

December 05, 2023


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