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 30 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.


Celebrating
Co-operatives

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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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News

International Workers’ Day, 1st May 2018

The International Cooperative Alliance serves and represents over three million co-operatives and over 1.2 billion co-operative members around the world, in all sectors of the economy. The challenges of the future of work: how co-operatives

May 1st, 2018|

The Rochdale Pioneers and their seven principles

In 1844 a group of 28 artisans working in the cotton mills in the town of Rochdale, in the north of England, established the first modern co-operative business, the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society. In doing so, these Rochdale Pioneers laid the foundations of the co-operative movement and our enduring business model.

April 24th, 2018|

2018 Co-operative Business Leaders’ Forum

Environmental and economic sustainability dominate

Environmental and economic sustainability shared the agenda at our second annual Co-operative Business NZ Leaders’ Forum in late February at Auckland’s Fonterra Centre. In his keynote address, cabinet minister Hon. David Parker (pictured) - whose portfolios include economic development, trade and export growth, and the environment - told an audience of almost 100 Members that the economy was a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.

March 1st, 2018|


Welcome Video

For more information about Cooperative Business New Zealand, please contact Chief Executive Craig Presland, pictured above left with Chair Jonathan Lee.


Events

Member Profiles

Rabobank

Rabobank New Zealand is a part of the international Rabobank group, the world’s leading specialist food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank is structured as a co-operative and has 120 years’ experience providing banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agri-business. Rabobank NZ is one of NZ’s largest agricultural lenders and a major provider of corporate and business banking services to the country’s food and agribusiness sector.

Co-op has the good oil on water

Irrigation NZ is the industry body that supports and advises over 3,600 irrigators, service providers and irrigation schemes throughout NZ.

Syndex: digital technologies

Auckland-based Syndex is New Zealand’s first online exchange for proportionally-owned assets — a marketplace for individuals who invest directly in alternative investments held in proportional ownership structures.

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