Events

33rd World Cooperative Congress

The World Cooperative Congress in 2021 will be an opportunity to look back and validate the cooperative movement’s resilience, leadership and solidarity during times of crisis. Held as a hybrid event, register to attend virtually.

Date:
01 Dec 2021

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Co-operative Governance Accelerator Programme

Presented by Westlake Governance, this advanced two-day programme is specifically tailored to the co-operative model and is designed to assist directors to deepen their understanding of best practice governance and enhance their contribution to their board.

Date:
09 Feb 2022

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Annual Awards Cocktail Function & Supper

Join us at the Cooperative Business New Zealand Annual Awards to celebrate outstanding leadership and success within the co-operative sector for the 2020 / 21 year.

Date:
10 Feb 2022

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The New Zealand Co-operative Economy

THE NEW ZEALAND CO-OPERATIVE ECONOMY

Cooperative Business NZ is pleased to present this report detailing the significant contribution New Zealand's co-operatives make to our economy.

CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESSES THRIVING BUT OPPORTUNITIES STILL AWAIT

Read our media release accompanying the release of the New Zealand Co-operative Economy 2021 Report.

IN THE MEDIA - ADVOCACY & LOBBYING

The release of the report creates a great opportunity for Cooperative Business NZ to share its messages and findings with relevant stakeholders, alongside the wider public.

News

Truestock launch: A New Zealand stock image library co-owned by its members

We're delighted to share that one of our Provisional Members has officially launched into the public eye. Truestock are paving the way as NZ's first platform co-operative and are currently in the final stages of becoming a fully-fledged co-operative. We're looking forward to watching them grow.

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Co-op Leader Conversations: Rob Sharkie, Ruralco

In this series, we get to know our co-operative leaders. We recently spoke with Rob Sharkie, Group CEO of Ruralco about the co-operative; the current challenges they face and how they're combating these; engagement with their customers/members; and how they are future proofing themselves (particular with Covid in the mix).

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Co-op Leader Conversations: Grant Fraser, Mitre 10

In this series we get to know our co-operative members. Today we talk with Mitre 10's Grant Fraser about the co-operative and, in particular, the suite of initiatives they have implemented in order to ensure the co-operatives future, and ongoing value for their members and customers.

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Cooperative Business New Zealand is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance and the BusinessNZ Affiliated Industries Group.