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Celebrating hard work at the Best Site Cup 

Last Thursday night, almost 200 representatives from Fonterra’s manufacturing sites across New Zealand came together to celebrate their achievements at the annual Best Site Cup awards.

June 26, 2023


Celebrating 50 years of Fonterra Whareroa

Five minutes south of Hāwera, with Mount Taranaki gleaming in the distance, our dairy factory has stood as a landmark in Whareroa for 50 years. Last month over 350 people – including alumni, families, and local shareholders, joined the team at our Whareroa site to celebrate the milestone.

April 17, 2023


10 fast facts about Milk-E 

More than 100 years ago, Fonterra’s Waitoa site had New Zealand’s largest fleet of electric milk trucks. Fast-forward to 2022, the site has welcomed New Zealand’s first modern electric milk tanker. 

November 25, 2022


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


Reaching new sustainability heights by saving tyres

Fonterra’s reaching new sustainability and safety heights by the way it’s saving tanker tyres. By changing the way it monitors tyre tread wear, for greater optimisation, 2,900 tyres have been saved over the course of one year.

December 06, 2021


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


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


Fonterra celebrates Best Site Cup awards 

Last night Fonterra handed out 18 awards at its annual Best Site Cup ceremony which recognises excellence in manufacturing and transport.

July 02, 2021


Fonterra Darfield adds new shift to meet cream cheese demand

Strong global demand for our cream cheese has seen Fonterra’s Darfield site in Canterbury hire a full shift of new recruits as the team ramps up production.

December 17, 2020