About CBNZ

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

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Why Join

  • Advice and Guidance
  • Collaboration
  • Education.

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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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 Top 40 Co-ops

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What if?

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Thanks to the many Kiwi co-ops which provided images for this video. Customised versions are freely available to members upon request.


Key videos

The co-operative difference is a great story and one we’re delighted to share.

Here, we’ve assembled a “Best of” collection of short videos from across the co-operative world for your information.

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Co-operative enterprise in a time of COVID-19

Hear our panel of experts discuss insights into the impact of COVID-19 on the co-operative sector and economy.

News

2020 – The Year Ahead!!

2020 is an awaking to the challenges we face nationally and globally. Watching what is happening in Australia along with international tensions escalating, it gives an appreciation of how fragile we are to powers beyond our control. However, for such a small nation we play a significant role in driving change and are often at the forefront for other nations.

January 20th, 2020|

News from the Asia-Pacific

As members of the International Cooperative Alliance, Cooperative Business NZ is part of ICA’s growing Asia-Pacific (AP) region – and our colleagues at ICA-AP wish all Kiwi co-ops and mutuals a happy and prosperous 2020. The greeting card above captures the diversity of both the ICA-AP team and the region with many countries and cultures represented. What pulls us together is our common purpose – advancing the people-centred model of business – co-operatives!

January 7th, 2020|

5 Questions

In the first of a new series of interviews with co-operative chairs and senior leaders, we put our five questions to Silver Fern Farms’ Chairman, Richard Young, pictured.

November 28th, 2019|

Future-proof your co-op

Co-operatives have a strong history and a collaborative working model that many businesses should strive to achieve. But will this be enough to ensure success going forward? Fintechs and Big Techs are moving into the financial services sector at pace.

October 25th, 2019|

Events – Book Now!

Co-operative Leadership ‘Leader as Coach’

July 14 @ 8:30 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

For more information about Cooperative Business NZ, please contact Chief Executive Roz Henry, pictured above with Chair Jonathan Lee.


Full and Provisional Member Profiles

Scaling up to score big

The New Zealand game industry has experienced 39% annual growth for the last six years and now there’s a Hawkes Bay worker co-op scaling up to score big, while promoting Māori economic development.

Foundation for horticulture

In the early 1980s, the government built what is now known as the Kerikeri Irrigation Scheme to support the Northland town’s growing horticulture industry. The 340-Member co-operative offers both commercial and non-commercial water supply sourced from the Manuwai and Waingaro reservoirs.


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