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How Fonterra treats water from factories

At Fonterra we care about the environment and the communities in which we operate. We’re always looking for ways to improve, and one area that’s always a focus for us is water.

February 09, 2021

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Grass Fed All The Way

Where milk comes from plays a part in what milk is best for you. Evidence continues to mount in favour of dairy products being an exceptional source of valuable nutrients.

December 17, 2020

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Mootel providing comfort for cows and care for the environment

Fonterra farmer-owners Tony and Fran Allcock have set up New Zealand’s very first “mootel”, saying it not only helps the environment, but it’s also kept their cows happy and business healthy.

December 15, 2020

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Promising plantain trial looking good for the planet

Fonterra and Nestlé are teaming up with DairyNZ to expand a promising plantain trial to help improve waterways and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

December 14, 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

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Living Water – Seven facts for seven years

In the seven years that Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have been working together through Living Water, important advancements have been made to help regenerate New Zealand’s precious natural resources.

December 01, 2020

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Taking the farm to the customer

COVID’s presented many challenges for businesses, and one of them is the inability to travel. So, when Fonterra’s research and development partner BY-HEALTH wanted to give its customers a glimpse of farming, New Zealand-style, they used live video technology to bridge the gap, taking the farm to the customers.

November 27, 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

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Measuring greenhouse gas emissions, farm by farm

They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change.

October 13, 2020