Partnership in Practice in New Zealand: Improving Productivity in Fonterra’s Whareroa Site

  • Helen Delaney
  • Nigel Haworth


In the context analysis for New Zealand (Chap. XX), we provided a somewhat bleak picture of the environment for partnership in New Zealand. Suffice it to say that examples of sustained and successful workplace reform involving workplace partnership are not common. An important case that illustrates this is the Manufacturing Excellence (ME) programme introduced as a joint union–management initiative in one of New Zealand’s largest dairy-processing plants, Fonterra’s Whareroa site, near Hawera.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Delaney
    • 1
  • Nigel Haworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management and International BusinessThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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