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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, [...]
From L-R, CBNZ Chair Jonathan Lee, ICA President Monique Leroux, Charles Gould (Director-General), (former) CBNZ CEO Ian Macintosh, Balu Iyer (Asia-Pacific Regional Director) and Zhang Wangshu (china.coop leader) greeted members throughout a busy day and [...]
Massey University researchers are collaborating with colleagues at the University of Auckland and Cooperative Business New Zealand on a research project that aims to explore the co-operative economy and its sustained [...]
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” […]