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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Kiwi “What if?” Video launched

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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.


Celebrating
Co-operatives

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Click on the image above to download a pictorial overview of the NZ co-op sector

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Video

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

Co-operative to the core: Brian Cameron

Co-founder of Cooperative Business NZ in 1982, Brian Cameron received the Outstanding Contribution Award at our AGM & Awards Dinner held at Auckland last August. The Ashburton octogenarian also co-founded what’s now Irrigation NZ in 1978.

January 24th, 2018|

Valuable insights from the ICA General Assembly, Malaysia, Nov 2017

New Zealand was represented at the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) AGM and General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month by our Chief Executive Craig Presland. In this article, Craig reports how the four-day forum provided greater insight into this global organization, recent global trends and opportunities, and what role we can play here in NZ in terms of supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

November 27th, 2017|

Global Conference attracts 1800 co-op leaders

More than 1,800 co-operators met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) Global Conference and General Assembly (14- 17 November) – including Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive Craig Presland.

November 20th, 2017|

Global anxiety

is something big about to happen or is this a pendulum effect, and how can co-operatives help?

October 18th, 2017|


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

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.

LBMX

Our latest Corporate Associate Member, LBMX delivers real-time technology and unrivalled industry expertise to help purchasing co-operatives, buying groups and their independent members harness their buying power.

For access to previous co-operative member profiles, go to PROFILES or use our Search facility


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