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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


A winning approach to health & wellbeing

Fonterra’s Health and Wellbeing team have proven they’re industry-leading, winning the WorkSafe New Zealand best initiative to address a work-related health risk at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards.

November 18, 2020


Te Awamutu site fires up on pellet power

It’s full steam ahead on wood pellets as our Te Awamutu site takes the next step in its transition away from coal.

September 16, 2020


Clearing the air

How our Te Awamutu team is doing its bit to save fuel, money and the environment.

July 08, 2020

New Zealand

Hemp success at Darfield farm

It remains one of the world's most controversial (and misunderstood) plants, but hemp has not only proven itself as a versatile natural fibre to make a wide range of products, from shoes, clothing, to paper, it’s now revealed itself as the perfect crop for Fonterra.

July 02, 2020

Otago & Southland

Plans to move to renewable energy at Fonterra's Stirling Site updated

Following a comprehensive study into using electricity to replace coal at its Stirling site in Southland, the Co-operative has found wood biomass to be a more viable option.

July 01, 2020


Hilary’s taste test

Hilary Barry’s one of New Zealand’s most well-known and best-loved TV hosts, co-starring alongside Jeremy Wells, every weeknight right after the six o’clock news – on Seven Sharp.

June 29, 2020


Milk helping in the fight against COVID-19

Fonterra farmers, factory workers and even some of the crew at Air New Zealand have been doing their bit to help patients suffering from COVID-19.

May 27, 2020

New Zealand

Life in an essential business - Paul Phipps

We caught up with Fonterra’s Lower North Island Depot Manager, Paul Phipps or Phippsy as he’s known to the team, to find out how they are getting used to the new way of operating.

April 06, 2020