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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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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.

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Types of co-ops

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

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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.

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News

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University co-op course and research

Massey is the only NZ university to offer a postgraduate course in co-operative leadership and management. More than 20 students have completed the paper since it was introduced in late 2011. The course is taught by (pictured above, [...]

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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 making the announcement, [...]

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 [...]


For your diary

Date Event Venue
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.

Welcome Video

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Westland woman welcomed in World Day

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In Profile

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Power to their people

Electricity Ashburton Limited, trading as EA Networks, is unique among New Zealand electricity distribution companies in that it is the only co-operative. Based in Mid-Canterbury, the community-owned business delivers power, fibre, water and contracting services.

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You’re in Farmlands country

Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited was created more than 50 years ago by New Zealand’s farmers, who wanted to cut their costs by creating competition in the rural supplies market. Since those first meetings at community […]

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Serving pharmacy since 1927

CDC’s priority is excellent customer service, focussing on top “in stock” availability across a full line inventory, dedicated experienced staff plus superior financial returns for its co-operative members. It’s “your partner to a better business” […]

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