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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


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


A century of family farming

She’s a registered nurse but it’s caring for cows rather than patients that spins Megan Moore’s wheels these days.

March 01, 2024


Tailored support helps farmer reach the summit

As a strong dairy co-op, Fonterra understands the importance of providing comprehensive assistance to farmers, including a range of services at no extra cost.

February 01, 2024

Our Whānau

Linda Mulvihill’s Antarctic expedition

At the beginning of November 2023, Linda Mulvihill, Fonterra’s GM Energy & Climate, flew to Ushuaia, Argentina, where she boarded a ship and began a 19-day voyage to Antarctica.

January 18, 2024

New Zealand

Fonterra launches a unique hybrid emissions reduction solution in Palmerston North

We have recently commissioned our first high temperature heat pump and solar thermal plant combination at the Fonterra Brands New Zealand Palmerston North manufacturing site, where much of the fresh white milk for the North Island is produced.

January 11, 2024


Fonterra boosts support for Trees for Survival 

Following last year’s success, we’re ramping up our support for Trees for Survival, to provide seedlings and resources to 22 schools so students can plant native trees.

July 28, 2023


Fonterra methane joint venture announces latest investment

Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell was joined at Fieldays by New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor to announce the new trading name of the Centre for Climate Action Joint Venture and its latest investment.

June 16, 2023


Fonterra farmers to the fore at NZ Dairy Awards

Fonterra farmers continued their strong history in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, winning all three national titles at a gala dinner in Auckland.

May 15, 2023