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Fonterra partners with Government and industry to tackle on farm emissions

Fonterra will contribute up to $50 million over the next four years in a public private partnership that’s working to find a solution to biogenic methane.

December 07, 2022


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


Farmer Mohi Beckham is Embracing Traditional Māori Farming on the Modern Farm

Mohi Beckham is going back to his roots using the Maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar, to make positive changes to the way he farms.

June 23, 2022


Co-op clean sweep at National Dairy Awards 

2022 has been another impressive year for Fonterra farmers in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. All four of the main awards went to farmers supplying the Co-op or working on farms that do, with all four winners hailing from Canterbury.

May 16, 2022


A new phase begins in Fonterra seaweed trial aiming to reduce on-farm emissions 

In 2020, we entered a partnership with Sea Forest to see if using Asparagopsis seaweed as a supplement feed for dairy cows could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This trial now enters its next phase including a new agreement allowing Fonterra farmers first access to this potential new seaweed solution.

April 29, 2022


World Water Day: Prioritising water initiatives

Today is World Water Day, a day that highlights the importance of fresh water and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s theme, Groundwater – making the invisible visible, is a significant focus for the Co-op in achieving our sustainability targets.

March 22, 2022


Awards Roll In For NZMP’s Organic Butter - Carbonzero™ Certified

Hot on the heels of winning the ‘Sustainability Innovation Award’ at Food Ingredients Europe 2021, NZMP’s Organic Butter - carbonzero™ certified has won the ‘Most Innovative Dairy Product Award’ at the Gulfood Innovation Awards 2022.

February 21, 2022


Carbonzero Simply Milk range expands

The range of carbonzero Simply Milk is expanding to include a 3-litre bottle size following the success of the inaugural 2-litre bottles.

February 15, 2022


Fonterra brings biodiversity to the forefront of farms

A new project supported by Fonterra’s Living Water Partnership with the Department of Conservation will help on-farm advisors grow their understanding of biodiversity, with a view to further building biodiversity objectives into Farm Environment Plans.

January 17, 2022