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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

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From cockpit to farm

When COVID-19 ground his eight-year career as a pilot for Air New Zealand to a sudden halt, Henry Lambert decided to turn it into an opportunity for a complete change - to farming.

July 27, 2020

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Co-op suppliers sweep the NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Hawke’s Bay farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson have led a clean sweep for Fonterra suppliers at the 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

July 06, 2020

Community

‘Meating’ the Need

‘Meat The Need’ was founded by South Island farmers Wayne Langford and Siobhan O'Malley.

June 08, 2020

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Helping flood-stricken Southland

The Southland floods left farmers with a big clean up – it’s taken a group effort to support them.

March 13, 2020

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Glass more than half full for Waikato dairy farmer

Christmas Day 2019 won’t be one that the family of dairy farming stalwart Tony Wilding will forget in a hurry.

February 13, 2020