Tuesday, 5 March 2013
New Zealand's famous can-do attitude still in Tip Top shape
With a can-do attitude and a bit of Kiwi ingenuity, local Belmont Primary School student Jay Verry has proven anything is possible - fulfilling his dream of becoming an ice cream vendor for Tip Top.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Fonterra protection voted in
Federated Farmers has welcomed the 89.51 percent vote in favour of constitutional safeguards around Trading Among Farmers (TAF).
Monday, 24 September 2012
Darfield's first shipment off to China
The first 37 containers filled with 940 metric tonnes of high quality whole milk powder have left Fonterra's new manufacturing site at Darfield, headed for a customer in China.
Friday, 7 September 2012
Fonterra welcomes approval to acquire Canterbury factory
Fonterra welcomes the decision of the Commerce Commission to approve the acquisition of the assets of the New Zealand Dairies Ltd group in South Canterbury.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Positive signs for farmers despite payout drop
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Fonterra joins Westland in scything forecast payouts
The downwards payout revision by both Fonterra Cooperative Group and Westland Milk Products for 2012/13, are harbingers of harder economic and farming times.
Monday, 27 August 2012
Fonterra welcomes Commerce Commission's findings on the farmgate milk price
Fonterra has welcomed the Commerce Commission’s final Dry Run Report on the dairy co-operative’s Farmgate Milk Price, released today.
Saturday, 18 August 2012
First product off the line at Fonterra Darfield
The first bags of whole milk powder have rolled off the production line at Fonterra's new $200 million manufacturing site near Darfield in Canterbury and are bound for South East Asia, China and the Middle East.
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Test run as 60 new staff kick into gear at Fonterra Darfield
The new 60-strong team at Fonterra Darfield are into their final few weeks of trials before the first milk arrives.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Trading among farmers receives a tick
Fonterra shareholders have voted in favour of implementing Trading Among Farmers.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Fonterra Board, Shareholders' Council and former industry leaders back TAF
Fonterra’s Board, the Shareholders’ Council and former industry leaders are united in their support of Trading Among Farmers (TAF),” says Chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Fonterra will go backwards without TAF
Fonterra will no longer be in control of its own destiny if Trading Among Farmers does not proceed, Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings said today.
Monday, 18 June 2012
TAF not about raising capital - Fonterra's capital will still come from suppliers
Cash invested in buying units in the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund will go to farmers selling the economic rights of their shares - not Fonterra, says Chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden.
Friday, 15 June 2012
Fonterra agrees to buy NZDL Milk Processing Factory
Fonterra confirmed today it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the milk processing assets of the New Zealand Dairies Ltd group in South Canterbury.
Friday, 1 June 2012
TAF voter packs sent to farmers
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Fonterra making inroads in traffic safety
A project to improve traffic safety in and around more than 70 Fonterra manufacturing and office sites in New Zealand and globally, was recognised at the Safeguard NZ Workplace Health and Safety Awards held at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland last night.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Fonterra Board wants to tighten trading among farmer controls
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited’s Board has decided it will ask farmer shareholders to vote on a special resolution to tighten controls around Trading Among Farmers at the Special Meeting on June 25.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Fonterra forecast payouts for 2011/12 and 2012/13
Fonterra today announced a 30 cents decrease in its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the current season to $6.05 per kilogram of milksolids (kgMS), in response to softening global dairy commodity prices.
Friday, 11 May 2012
Fonterra teams up with Richie McCaw to build pride in New Zealand
Fonterra is teaming up with New Zealand rugby team captain Richie McCaw as an ambassador to help build pride among New Zealanders for the dairy co-operative.
Monday, 30 April 2012
The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act Amendment Bill is crucial to Fonterra and crucial to New Zealand, Chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden said in his opening remarks to the Primary Production Select Committee today.
Friday, 13 April 2012
Fonterra to invest in two new farms in China
Fonterra today unveiled the next step in its strategy to build a high-quality, sustainable fresh local milk supply in China, announcing plans to develop two new large-scale dairy farms in Hebei province.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
New world record for Fonterra
Fonterra Edendale's Drier 4 (ED4) has set a new world record for producing 20,826 metric tonnes (MT) of milk powder for the month of March.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Strong half year for Fonterra
Fonterra outlines plan to extend leadership in dairy nutrition
Fonterra Co-operative Limited today outlined details of its Group Strategy Refresh which aims to grow volumes and value by focusing more tightly on emerging markets and products that meet growing consumer demand for dairy nutrition.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Proposed Law Changes Bring Trading Among Farmers a Step Closer
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has welcomed the introduction of a Bill that will help pave the way for the introduction of Trading Among Farmers (TAF).
Monday, 26 March 2012
Young Chef Dishes up Australasia's Best Savoury
A young Christchurch chef served up the best savoury dish as voted by judges at the Fonterra Foodservices Proud to be a Chef Australasian final in Melbourne earlier this month.
Monday, 19 March 2012
Northland community leaders celebrate first serving of Fonterra Milk for Schools
Northland community leaders gathered at Manaia View School in Whangarei this morning to celebrate the first day of the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme.
Northland children get their first taste of Fonterra Milk For Schools
Around 10,000 Northland children will receive a serving of milk at school today as Fonterra Milk for Schools kicks into gear.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Fonterra confirms second drier at Darfield
Fonterra’s first new processing site in 14 years is on track for taking milk at Darfield from August.
Monday, 12 March 2012
Fonterra revises 2012 payout forecast
Fonterra has announced a revised payout forecast for the 2011/12 season of $6.75 - $6.85, for a fully shared up farmer, 15 cents down on the previous forecast.