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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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Film trailer, co-ops thriving in Ontario, Canada in what has been a silent transformation

News

Co-ops: progressive business thinking, says leading magazine

NZ Management magazine has headlined its July 2018 issue with a close look at the co-operative sector. “With a philosophy based around intergenerational thinking, much like many iwi-owned businesses, and a focus on looking after their local communities, the sector is certainly in line with progressive business thinking. Although, in fact, it has been well ahead of many other parts of the New Zealand business community in employing this type of thinking since the first co-op emerged in New Zealand in 1871.” READ THE ARTICLE

June 23rd, 2018|

Farmlands Co-operative interviews Craig Presland

In this interview with Farmland’s monthly magazine, The Farmlander, Cooperative Business NZ’s CEO answers 4 questions in relation to Co-operative Business NZ’s goals and recent achievements, the strengths of the cooperative business model, and how NZ’s co-op sector is helping to meet the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. READ MORE

June 17th, 2018|


Christine Burr

Andy Grant

Neil Cowie

Ciaran Tully

We have FOUR candidates, pictured, vying for THREE positions on the board of Cooperative Business NZ. On 2nd July we sent details of our nominees to our Full Members, this membership category having voting rights. Please return ONE voting form to Craig Presland per Member, with preferences shown, before 5.00pm Monday, 6th August. Please ensure that your Full Member organisation gets to vote.

Welcome Video

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


Events

New Member Profiles

Walnuts NZ, the co-operative way forward

The establishment of a grower co-operative in 2015 helped to save the New Zealand walnut industry. With a shared commitment to growing, processing & marketing only high-quality nuts, the co-op now has a growing membership.

New Zealand’s FIRST affiliated credit union

First Credit Union became New Zealand’s first affiliated credit union when it began in 1955.

One million trees, $1Billion for the Māori economy

Mataatua Whenua Cooperative is an Opotiki-based enterprise founded on Maori protocols (tikanga) and co-operative principles. It plans to use the oil from macadamia & manuka to produce a range of eco-friendly skin care & therapeutic products.

Combined Building Supplies Cooperative (CBS Co-op)

Combined Building Supplies Cooperative (CBS Co-op) is New Zealand’s first building supplies co-operative that is owned by a group of builders, business and finance leaders from the building industry.

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Corporate Associate Member Profiles

Silvereye: Engaging with decision-makers

Silvereye is a Wellington-based full service public relations and marketing communications consultancy. They help clients connect to, engage with and influence the people that matter to their business.

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