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Cooperative Business New Zealand is thrilled to welcome its 55th and latest Full Member, the 100% New Zealand owned and operated national food distributor Foodfirst. This highly successful co-operative has 19 locally owned distributors and 22 distribution centres throughout the country and a National Support Centre in Auckland.
New Zealand’s co-operative business sector is better known overseas than in this country but that is set to change with two leading universities joining forces to conduct the first research study into the economic contribution [...]
Craig Presland, pictured, is Cooperative Business NZ’s new Chief Executive Officer and brings to the key role valuable experience which includes several senior leadership roles, co-operative and shared services organisations and the dairy industry. In [...]
With our AGM just three months away, it’s that time of year again when we call for nominations for the Cooperative Business New Zealand board of directors. Following the resignation of Karen Kenny who has [...]
For your diary
|July 2||International Day of Co-operatives||Global|
|July 17-20||World Credit Union Conference||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|August 10||Co-operative Governance Seminar & AGM||Basin Reserve, Wellington|
|August 11 (am)||Seminar (continued), workshops and case studies||Basin Reserve, Wellington|
|October 11-13||ICA International Summit of Co-operatives||Quebec, Canada|
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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.
A leader in Australasia’s automotive parts buying sector and with a network of 330+ suppliers NZ-wide, Capricorn helps its members run their businesses better – from instant credit and consolidated billing to a member rewards […]
Based in NZ’s co-operative capital, the Ashburton Trading Society (ATS) is a rural supplies co-operative with a growing membership of 3,000+ shareholders. Proudly the ‘real farmers’ co-op’, it operates outlets in Ashburton, Methven and Rakaia.
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