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14 May 2013

Fonterra Milk for Schools rolls into Southland and Otago

  • Southland
  • Programme Rollout
  • Press Releases
  • Otago

A small convoy of milk tankers, tractors and buses trundling through the main street of Invercargill heralded the start of the Fonterra Milk for Schools Southland and Otago rollout today.

South Island

The convoy were on their way to Waverley Park School, one of the first schools to start drinking milk in the nationwide rollout. But they’d already had a busy start to the day, hosting 12 other local Southland schools at a farm visit.

Principal of Waverley Park, Kerry Hawkins, says today’s event is a fitting way to launch Fonterra Milk for Schools.

“As a school, we strive to create the best possible learning environments for our kids. A programme like this fits very comfortably with our learning and teaching philosophies, and we're thrilled to be able to offer milk to every kid, every day.

“Fonterra Milk for Schools is an incredible and generous programme and it’s thoroughly deserving of a proper welcome to the south. We're honoured to have been given the chance to represent the wider southern community in hosting the launch, and to have the opportunity to say thank you to the Co-op on behalf of the community,” says Mr Hawkins.

Invercargill City Mayor, Tim Shadbolt, joined Fonterra farmers and other members of the community at the school.

“The Fonterra Milk for Schools programme will play a key role in building future generations of Southlanders. It will benefit our community in many ways, with positive impacts on children’s health, nutrition, and concentration in the classroom.

“As an advocate of good nutrition in schools, I took an interest in the Northland pilot and was excited to learn that, while at the opposite end of the country, Southland would be one of the first to follow.

“I’m looking forward to working with local schools and Fonterra to make this programme a success in the interest of our kids. Fonterra has given us an opportunity to make a real difference together and I’m confident that Southland schools will get the nationwide rollout off to a flying start,” says His Worship.

Carly Robinson, Group General Manager Global Co-operative Social Responsibility smiles as she says: “Today is a big day for us and for the Southland and Otago communities. This programme is our commitment to helping improve the health of New Zealand’s children and to moving Kiwi kids back to milk.”

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28 May 2013

Richie McCaw helps launch Milk for Schools in Canterbury Programme Rollout Press Releases Canterbury

Programme Rollout Press Releases Canterbury

As Fonterra’s Brand Ambassador, Richie McCaw has lent Fonterra a hand by delivering chilled milk packs to Burnside Primary School, where more than 200 Year 1 – 6 primary-aged school children will receive a daily dose of dairy goodness from today.

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