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Te Patuwai Hapū Cooperative Society

A warm welcome to the newest member of Cooperative Business NZ – Te Patuwai Hapū Cooperative Society!

Established last October, the co-op represents the economic and social interests of a Māori hapū (sub-tribe), a community living […]

Innovative co-ops under the spotlight

Co-operatives are a growing topic of interest in academia and at the University of Auckland’s Business School – and you could be invited to participate in a ground-breaking study.

Dr Lisa Callagher and Dr Frank Siedlok, […]


For your diary

Date Event Venue
June 8 Finance for co-operatives Wellington
August 5 AGM and Awards Event Christchurch
September* Leading Co-operative Essentials North Island*
November* Leading Co-operative Essentials South Island*
March 2016* Leading Co-operative Essentials North Island*
April 2016* Leading Co-operative Essentials South Island*
* dates and venues to be confirmed
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Kiwi co-ops attract international attention

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Rodney’s rock stars – a legendary co-op

Co-operatives have always played their part in building New Zealand’s “rock star” economy, including the quarrymen from Rodney Co-operative Lime.

Established in 1930, the co-op is located on a 22-hectare site near Warkworth – 64 kms […]


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