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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, [...]
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, [...]
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 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.
Westland woman welcomed in World Day
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.
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 […]
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” […]