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Mootel providing comfort for cows and care for the environment

Fonterra farmer-owners Tony and Fran Allcock have set up New Zealand’s very first “mootel”, saying it not only helps the environment, but it’s also kept their cows happy and business healthy.

December 15, 2020


Promising plantain trial looking good for the planet

Fonterra and Nestlé are teaming up with DairyNZ to expand a promising plantain trial to help improve waterways and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

December 14, 2020


Fonterra partners with Visy, Auckland Council and Astron

Fonterra partnered with Visy, Auckland Council, and Astron to install new optical sorters which use light and near-infrared technology to read the reflective signal from each object.

December 08, 2020


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


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


From waste to wetland

“We wanted to improve the farm and do our bit for the environment” is Manawatu farmer Grant Bell’s response when he’s asked why he converted 4ha of his property into an impressive wetland.

November 02, 2020


Saving native bats at Hautapu in time for Halloween

October 31st is just around the corner and while bats are symbolic for the spooky season we call Halloween, it’s not the reason they’re important to Fonterra.

October 30, 2020


How one community has rallied to protect whitebait

It might be whitebait season right now but a community in Northland is more set on making new homes for the silvery-white fish than catching them.

October 13, 2020


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