About CBNZ

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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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News

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|

Celebration of all things co-operative

Pictured above at Cooperative Business NZ’s 2017 Annual Awards are, from left: Duncan Coull (representing Fonterra); Oliver O’Neill (Ruralco); Neil Cowie (Mitre 10) and Brian Cameron.

August 10th, 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

Wool growers win through their co-operative

Established in 1974 in Dannevirke in the lower North Island, Primary Wool Co-operative remains a 100% farmer-owned co-operative to this day, committed to capturing the real value of wool, returning profits to members and supporting industry-good initiatives.

Co-op’s the way for Tamarillos

Based in the rolling hill country of Maungatapere, 12km south-west of Whangarei, NZ Tamarillo Cooperative Ltd represents over 20 growers, located mostly in sunny Northland where the subtropical fruit thrives.

 

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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.


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