The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) was formally constituted in Wellington on 18 July 2003. The five foundation members were Fonterra Co-operative Group, Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company, Westland Milk Products, Mainland Products and Goodman Fielder.

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About NZ Dairy Industry

About NZDI

Dairy cattle were first imported by European settlers in the early 19th Century to provide milk, butter and cheese for local supply. As early as 1846, only six years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the first exports began. By 1882 New Zealand was exporting the first refrigerated shipment.

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Tuesday 14 October 2014 Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) The growing complexity of producing dairy products for global markets is leading the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) to step up its activities and appoint its first full time Executive Director. Kimberly Crewther will take on the role from 2015, when she moves into the full-time role. She currently works part-time as its Executive Director, through a secondment arrangement with industry body DairyNZ where she is General Manager of Policy and Advocacy. DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey says the change is in response to an expansion in membership for the 11-year old organisation, and the growing importance of companies working together in areas of common intere...
DCANZ Welcolmes EU NZ FTA consideration
26 March 2014   Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ)   CONSIDERATION OF FREE TRADE AGEEMENT BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND THE EU WELCOLMED   DCANZ welcomes the overnight announcement from the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key that New Zealand and the European Union (EU) are considering opening negotiations to liberalise trade and investment.   A comprehensive trade agreement would strengthen the existing strong relationship between the EU and New Zealand, says DCANZ Executive Director Kimberly Crewther.       “There are strong historic links, and New Zealand and the EU work together in a range of international forums, but trade is also an important element of any two-way beneficial relationship. ...

DCANZ Members

  Fonterra   Tatua   Westland  
  Goodman Fielder   Open Country   Synlait  
  Miraka   DGC   Oceania Dairy  

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