On Thursday 7th March 2013, Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) signed an agreement to start working together to care for some of New Zealand’s most sensitive waterways. We will share joint co-ordination of a $20 million community investment over 10 years. This funding will be held in trust and will be jointly allocated to communities for projects that care for the land and water for generations to come.
Fonterra and DOC hold a common interest in protecting New Zealand’s waterways, we recognise that quality water from natural habitats underpins New Zealand’s environmental health and economic prosperity. By combining our on-farm best practice systems with DOC’s conservation expertise, we will get more done for local communities than if we worked alone.
Through this new relationship, Fonterra will keep building on the good work that our farmers, manufacturing sites and the Catchment Care programme have been doing to make a difference to New Zealand’s waterways and surrounding habitats.
Where can I find out more?
Further information, including details on the five key catchments benefiting from immediate help, can be found on the Living Water website –www.fonterralivingwater.com