Cooperative Business NZ proudly represents the interests of this country’s co-ops and mutuals.
Become a Member
It’s better to be a member of Cooperative Business NZ with easy access to a range of resources, services and advice.
Types of co-ops
There are six types of co-operatives and they serve different needs.
Starting a Co-op
We’re here to help you every step of the way in starting a co-op and enjoying the many benefits of this successful business model.
Top 40 Co-ops
Don’t forget to send firstname.lastname@example.org your nominations for the Cooperative Business NZ Board of Directors before 5pm, Tuesday, June 18.
This year we have two positions available with one director, Russell Green, stepping down and another, Christine Burr, seeking re-election.
We’ll issue voting papers, including copies of all nominations and resumes, by 30 June. You’ll have exactly one month to send Ian your completed voting papers – by 5pm, 30 July please.
We’ll announce the election results at our August 5 AGM in Christchurch.
Our current board, pictured above, is – from left to right – David Shaw, Kim DeGarnham, Ian Macintosh [CEO], Blue Read, Jonathan Lee [Chair], Christine Burr and Russell Green.
Finance for co-operatives
Monday, June 8 NZICA/CAANZ offices, Wellington
Cooperative Business NZ is proud to offer members this value-packed programme, tailor-made for co-operative directors, executives and members.
Covering key financial aspects of the co-operative business model, this interactive course builds on the programme we’ve created with our professional development partner, the Institute of Directors.
|9.30am||Bruce McLachlan and Gareth Fleming
|Accounting from a Co-operative Bank perspective|
|11.30||Kim Wallace WESTLAND MILK PRODUCTS||A CFO’s perspective – from farm to fork|
|1.45||Hayley Moynihan RABOBANK||Co-operative capitalisation|
Offered to members for just $400 + GST, bookings are limited so confirm now to secure your place!
For your diary
|June 8||Finance for co-operatives||Wellington|
|July 4||UN International Day of Co-operatives||Global|
|August 5||AGM and Awards Event||Christchurch|
|September*||Leading Co-operative Essentials||North Island*|
|November*||Leading Co-operative Essentials||South Island*|
|November 10-13||ICA Global Conference and General Assembly||Antalya, Turkey|
|March 2016*||Leading Co-operative Essentials||North Island*|
|April 2016*||Leading Co-operative Essentials||South Island*|
|October 11-13, 2016||ICA International Summit of Co-operatives||Quebec, Canada|
|* dates and venues to be confirmed|
Taking care of people, co-op-style
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Mitre 10 CEO Neil Cowie, left, and Chairman Martin Dippie, right, are pictured with Cooperative Business NZ CEO Ian Macintosh.
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