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Cheese from trees: Fonterra Stirling site running on wood biomass

Fonterra’s Stirling manufacturing site is celebrating becoming the Co-op’s first manufacturing site in the South Island to get off coal and the first site to be running on 100% renewable thermal energy.

March 06, 2024


Guiding the Way: Tom Watson's Eight-Year Journey Leading Teams at Clandeboye 

Introducing Tom Watson, a dedicated Team Manager at Fonterra's Clandeboye Transport Depot, bringing eight years of experience to the role.

February 29, 2024


22 Years of Growth and Learning at Fonterra

Meet Jamie Vou, the passionate Facilities Manager at Clandeboye, who has dedicated 22 years of his career to Fonterra. His journey serves as a powerful testament to the company's unwavering commitment to individual development.

February 29, 2024

New Zealand

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