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Chinese Premier visits Fonterra’s headquarters in Auckland

As part of an official visit to New Zealand, Premier Li Qiang visited the Fonterra Centre in Auckland accompanied by New Zealand Prime Minister, Christopher Luxon and other officials.

June 15, 2024


Innovation the key for growth in China 

We’ve been providing nutritious and high-quality dairy products to customers and consumers for more than 50 years, and the opportunity for further growth in China is significant.

May 14, 2024

New Zealand

Powering up while bringing emissions down: Manufacturing process heat

We are already well underway with shifting our manufacturing operations to renewable energy sources. Over the past six years, we have carried out decarbonisation projects at five different sites and we’re looking forward to continuing this momentum.

May 06, 2024


Fonterra looks to make the most of free trade with the UK 

New Zealand's UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) went live last May and is widely seen as one of the country's most comprehensive Free Trade Agreements. It enables high quality market access for the first time in over 50 years, when the UK was one of New Zealand's largest export markets.

April 15, 2024


Introducing: Fonterra’s new Sustainability Advisory Panel Members

Fonterra is pleased to announce two new Sustainability Advisory Panel Members – the new Chair Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rārua) and new member and current Fonterra farmer Adrian Ball.

March 13, 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 Probiotics redefine gut, brain, and skin health 

Fonterra has long been at the forefront of innovation in dairy science and nutrition. At the heart of this innovation lies the Fonterra Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

October 17, 2023


Fast-tracking probiotic potential

Fonterra is taking another step in leveraging its expertise in probiotics by partnering with APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland research centre that is focused on harnessing the power of the microbiome for the health and wellbeing of people and planet.

October 03, 2023


The Prime Minister visits Fonterra’s Shanghai Application Centre

As part of a state visit to China, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Chris Hipkins, visited our Fonterra Application Centre (FAC) in Shanghai. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate the innovative ways New Zealand dairy is used in Greater China Foodservice.

July 03, 2023