Working in Waimate District

Anna Dyer is an Environmental Manager for Fonterra at its Studholme factory near Waimate. She grew up in the district, and after university she travelled and worked all over the world.   She was drawn back to Waimate for the country lifestyle, and the central location offering access to plenty of outdoor opportunities.


‘Luckily for me I was able to transfer within my job, there are great opportunities in district, sometimes it just takes time.’

She says Waimate has a kind and caring community, and is centrally located so she can enjoy the best of what the South has to offer. 

‘People care and you get a real sense of community here. Waimate is in the middle of the South Islandand close to the mountains, lakes and sea, with easy access to water and snow sports. I live five minutes from native bush and walks. And Christchurch and Dunedin are just a couple of hours away.’

Kate O'Connell