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About CBNZ

Cooperative Business NZ proudly represents the interests of this country’s co-ops and mutuals.

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It’s better to be a member of Cooperative Business NZ with easy access to a range of resources, services and advice.

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There are six types of co-operatives and they serve different needs.

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Starting a Co-op

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News

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WELCOME New Member – Foodfirst!

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.

June 2016|
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Universities to study NZ’s co-operative sector

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 [...]

June 2016|
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Meet our new CEO, Craig Presland

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 [...]

April 2016|

Board Elections – call for nominations

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 [...]

May 2016|


For your diary

Date Event Venue
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

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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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In Profile

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Creating the best soil on earth

With its origins dating back to the late 1800s when sulphur was mined at NZ’s active off-shore volcano White Island, farmer-owned Ballance Agri-Nutrients has a bold co-operative history based on foresight, partnership and perseverance.

Working hard for its members

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 […]

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Lowering costs for farming communities

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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