Based in Invercargill Fortuna Group is involved in the purchase, establishment and operation of dairy farming businesses in the greater Southland region of New Zealand. The group was formed in June 2012 upon acquiring the assets and management resources of successful local farming family, the Dodunskis.
David and Kay Dodunski moved to Southland in 1992 with their four children. They initially purchased 125 hectares of farmland and milked 216 cows. Over the following ten years the Dodunskis had two more children, and the family wasn’t the only thing that was growing. By the time Fortuna Group was born in 2012 David and Kay owned four dairy units, three support blocks and were shareholders in two other farms.
That same dedication and passion shown by the Dodunski family still drives Fortuna Group today. We are now one of the fastest growing dairy operations in the region, with shares in 15 operating entities. Our operations perform in the top quartile of farms in Southland, including farm conversion opportunities and farms with potential productivity gains.
Our governance and management structure is designed to effectively manage the ongoing growth and scale of our business. Key to our growth is the people who operate and support our farming operations. Our team are driven by shared values and visions for Fortuna Group and together we work towards our objective to continue to create shareholder value and become a leader in New Zealand pasture based dairy farming. All in all, we aim to do what is right by the company, for our people, for the environment and for our animals.