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Co-operatives are the business model that has stood the test of time, says the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance who is himself a member of five Kiwi co-ops. Bill English was speaking [...]
Lisa Murray, left, and Fiona Hancox have joined the board of Cooperative Business NZ. The appointments were confirmed at our 2016 AGM held at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on August 10th.
By Craig Presland.It is a pleasure to present my CEO Report for Cooperative Business NZ after nearly four months in my role and after having travelled around NZ meeting with most of our Members. For those who hosted me thanks again for your warm and kind hospitality.
Mark McHardy, General Manager – Farmlands Fuel, pictured above, was the standout nominee for this award which recognised “an individual who has shown significant co-operative leadership either within a Member’s co-operative or the co-operative sector generally over the 2015/16 year“.
Farmers Mutual Group (FMG) is the inaugural winner of this award and Chief Executive Chris Black, pictured, was on hand to receive it on behalf of the 111-year-old mutual.
Phil McKendry, Chairman of Ashburton Trading Society (ATS), pictured, was presented with the inaugural Outstanding Co-operative Contribution award in Wellington in August 2016. Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive, Craig Presland, met Phil McKendry during a visit to NZ’s “co-op capital”, Ashburton, in June 2016 and was instantly inspired by this true champion of the co-operative business model.
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For your diary
|October 11-13||ICA International Summit of Co-operatives||Quebec, Canada|
Kiwi “What if?” Video launched
We premiered this Kiwi version of the “What if?” video during the ICA visit, attracting positive feedback and requests for customized versions, freely available to members. Thanks to the many Kiwi co-ops who provided images.
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Twenty-five years on and one of the enduring things about ITM is that the Members are local owner-operators with skin in the game and while still independent, remain united on those things that really matter.
Blackfern is the brainchild of like-minded individuals who recognised a simple need within NZ’s automotive market: assisting independent workshops with co-operative solutions for marketing, technology and meeting future challenges in an ever-changing consumer landscape.
Long before the term ‘corporate social responsibility’ existed, the proudly 100% NZ-owned and operated Foodstuffs South Island’s co-operative approach to serving the mainland set high standards in looking after its workforce, community and environment.
Provelco is 100% owned by deer velvet producers. For the first time in the history of deer farming in New Zealand, the grower has a vehicle to look after both their product and their best interests.
EastPack provides post-harvest services for kiwifruit growers in all major growing regions in the North Island from Northland to the Hawkes Bay. A third of all growers in the New Zealand kiwifruit industry choose to pack their fruit with EastPack with its state-of-the-art packing and cool-chain infrastructure.
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