Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Fonterra Announces Support for Water Declaration

26 October 2017

Fonterra Announces Support for Local Government Leaders’ Water Declaration

Dairy Co-operative pledges commitment to working with communities to improve water

Fonterra today announced its support for the Local Government Leaders’ Water Declaration, the pledge by the Mayors and Chairs of New Zealand to lift the quality of freshwater resources in this country.

Fonterra General Manager Sustainable Dairying, Charlotte Rutherford, said she commended the Local Government Leaders for taking robust steps to improve water in regions across New Zealand.

“This is a challenging and complex area, and a collective approach will be key to getting it right. Local government is already working hard with a range of stakeholders, including farmers, to help lift the outcomes for all of our waters and it’s pleasing to see success in some important areas. The Declaration will help accelerate this journey,” says Rutherford.

“Fonterra’s committed to working with communities, including local and regional councils to identify environmental limits for water and ensure our farmers operate within them. Like all Kiwis, we want clean waterways, and we’re looking forward to standing alongside groups like the Local Government Leaders’ to make that vision a reality,” Rutherford added.

Fonterra currently works with a range of stakeholders on important water initiatives, including its Living Water Partnership with the Department of Conservation. This programme aims to improve the health of five key freshwater catchments throughout New Zealand. In July, the Co-operative announced plans to build on the success of this initiative and work with communities, councils, government and key partners to restore 50 catchments.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


Bell Gully: Uncertainty Ahead With New Unconscionable Conduct Legislation

new prohibition against ‘unconscionable conduct’ in trade is one of a number of changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 that come into force from 16 August 2022. The new prohibition may have wide-ranging implications for many businesses... More>>


Statistics: Food Prices Increase 7.4 Percent Annually
Food prices were 7.4 percent higher in July 2022 compared with July 2021, Stats NZ said today... More>>



REINZ: Market Activity And Prices Continue To Ease, First Home Buyers Start To Return To The Market

New Zealand’s winter property market continues its recent trend, slowing from the pace of sales and price rises of last year — properties stay on the market longer and median prices dip... More>>



Kiwi Group Holdings: Fisher Funds Acquires Kiwi Wealth Business

Kiwi Group Holdings Limited (KGHL) today announced the sale of Kiwi Wealth to Fisher Funds for NZ$310 million... More>>



Retail NZ: Welcomes Return Of Cruise Ships

“Cruise visitors were big spenders in retail prior to COVID-19, and retailers in Auckland will be celebrating the arrival of P&O’s Pacific Explorer this morning... More>>



ASB: Full Year Results: Building Resilience Today And For Our Future

In its 175th year, ASB has reported a cash net profit after tax of $1,418 million for the 12 months to 30 June 2022, an increase of $122 million or 9% on the prior year... More>>