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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.
Film trailer, co-ops thriving in Ontario, Canada in what has been a silent transformation
Co-ops, take ownership (USA, Jane):
What is a co-op (UK):
Seven principles (USA, electricity):
A new economy trailer:
Roz Henry, pictured, is our new Chief Executive Officer of Cooperative Business NZ, starting her new role in time to meet Members at our recent AGM and Annual Awards Dinner in Wellington.
The annual awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to the co-operative business sector, were presented on August 15 in Wellington at an event hosted by Cooperative Business NZ – New Zealand’s apex body for co-operatives, mutuals and societies. Pictured above are, left to right: Carl Taylor (CBS Co-op), Emma Parsons (CEO Agrigate, a 50/50 joint venture between LIC and Fonterra), Murray King (LIC) and Rob Hewett (Silver Fern Farms).
Murray King, Chairman of Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), collected the 2019 Co-operative Business of the Year award on behalf of the Waikato-based, dairy farmer-owned co-op. The DNA of New Zealand’s dairy industry, LIC was recognised for world-leading biosecurity protection in the face of Mycoplasma bovis, among many other achievements.
Builder, entrepreneur and co-founder of one-year-old building supplies start-up CBS Co-operative, Carl Taylor (left) has been recognised as the country’s Co-operative Leader of the Year. The Cantabrian is pictured receiving his award from Alastair Hercus, a member of this year’s independent judging panel.
Emma Parsons, CEO of Agrigate, a 50/50 joint venture between Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and Fonterra, collected the 2019 Co-operation Amongst Co-operatives award for the co-ops’ data-sharing and exchange platform.
Former Silver Fern Farms Co-op Ltd Chairman and future Farmlands Chairman, Rob Hewett (right), receives his award from Minister James Shaw, in recognition of Rob’s outstanding contribution to the Kiwi co-operative sector.
SBS Bank’s CEO Shaun Drylie collected Cooperative Business NZ’s Enduring Service Award which recognises New Zealand’s oldest co-operative’s 150 years of service since its establishment back in 1869.
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