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

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News

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Marketing Co-ops globally

The International Co-operative Alliance has developed a global Co-operative awareness campaign. The innovative approach includes a YouTube video, above. For more, you can visit http://buildingabetterworldnow.coop/ Cooperative Business NZ will keep you posted through our emailed newsletters. Let’s make sure we and our members are aware of “what if”.

 

Welcome our new board

PHOTO: (l-r) David Shaw, Blue Read, Karen Kenny, Murray Jagger, Kim DeGarnham, Christine Burr and Jonathan Lee (Chair).
Cooperative Business New Zealand welcomed two new members to our nationwide board while celebrating the achievements of leading co-operatives at our August AGM […]

Successful AGM in Christchurch

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Course attracts international speaker

Auckland will be the venue for the next professional development course we’re running in partnership with the Institute of Directors.


For your diary

Date Event Venue
September 7-8 Leading Co-operative Essentials Auckland
November* Leading Co-operative Essentials South Island*
November 10-13 ICA Global Conference and General Assembly Antalya, Turkey
March 2016* Leading Co-operative Essentials North Island*
April 2016* Leading Co-operative Essentials South Island*
October 11-13, 2016 ICA International Summit of Co-operatives Quebec, Canada
* dates and venues to be confirmed
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Welcome Video

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In Profile

Tradition meets innovation

Co-op Money NZ is proud to be the industry voice for co-operatively owned credit unions and mutual building societies in New Zealand.
A co-operative since 1948, Co-op Money NZ changed its name from the New Zealand […]

Better buying

Composite is a successful purchasing and retail service co-operative whose members are independent retailers who share the buying power needed to compete against the large retail chains.
Established in 1968, Composite is proof of the enduring […]


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Kiwi co-ops attract international attention

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