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 40 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.


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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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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):

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News

The cooperative business model is alive and well here in NZ

Over the past few days since Westland Milk Products’ shareholders voted to sell to Yili, China’s largest dairy processor, some commentators have been speculating about the cooperative business model and whether it was right for our dairy industry and agri-producer sector. Some have even predicted the sale of Fonterra to overseas buyers. I would like to provide some balance to this discussion.

July 8th, 2019|

The Essential Role of Co-operatives in the Future of Work

The theme of this year’s International Day of Co-operatives (6 July 2019) is COOPS 4 DECENT WORK. How are co-operatives responding to the world of work challenges? The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) is shouting out the message that co-ops are people-centred enterprises characterised by democratic control that prioritise human development and social justice within the workplace.

July 1st, 2019|

Solar energy and the opportunity for co-operatives

Over one billion people worldwide have no access to electricity while less than 10% of energy usage globally is being generated from renewable sources. Both figures are highly alarming, writes Cooperative Business NZ CEO, Craig Presland. Despite the quest globally to develop and utilize renewable energy, we still have almost 90% generated by the burning of fossil fuels (33% by oil, 30% by coal and 24% by natural gas).

May 23rd, 2019|

The strength of the co-op business model

In recent weeks I have been reading various debates in the media about the cooperative business model and, in particular, capital raising. This is essentially about the inherent tension between investment in operations and market development on the one hand and competitive payments to the shareholder suppliers on the other. A lot of the debate seems to involve our dairy industry.

May 8th, 2019|

Recent News

Welcome Video

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


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Corporate Associate Members

Solid co-op client base

ieRetail is a leading specialist provider of training design and delivery, capability development programmes and business optimisation services to the retail, supplier and services industries in New Zealand. Established in 2003, its New Zealand business, with a solid co-op client base, has expanded to include clients in the EU, UK, USA, Australia, and South Africa, covering a diverse range of major companies.

Advisory Board Experts

Faraday is a member of The Advisory Board Centre, an independent body that educates companies on how they establish, work and benefit from professional advisory boards. It also supports a network of 200 certified chairs, approved advisors and experts that service the companies in business specific challenges and opportunities. These include growth, raising capital, and family members wanting to exit the business.


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Foundation for horticulture

In the early 1980s, the government built what is now known as the Kerikeri Irrigation Scheme to support the Northland town’s growing horticulture industry. The 340-Member co-operative offers both commercial and non-commercial water supply sourced from the Manuwai and Waingaro reservoirs.

Experience the world differently

World Travellers NZ is a co-operative boutique travel agency group of 25+ branded stores, branches and brokers from Kerikeri to Dunedin.


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