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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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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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):

A new economy trailer:

News

Co-ops on a global scale

Did you know that at least 12% of all people on earth is a co-operator with at least one of the world’s 3,000,000 co-operatives? That includes one in every three Kiwis. The sheer scale of the global co-operative movement is awesome with co-ops employing one in ten workers – that’s 280,000,000 people. And, as the World Co-operative Monitor confirmed, the world’s top 300 co-ops and mutuals reported annual turnover of more than US$2,100,000,000,000.

April 17th, 2019|

COOPS 4 Decent Work

The theme of this year’s International Day of Cooperatives is COOPS 4 DECENT WORK. The International Cooperative Alliance is shouting out the message that co-ops are people-centred enterprises characterized by democratic control that prioritise human development and social justice within the workplace. On 6 July, join us as we celebrate a future in which human development and social justice are priorities. Through #CoopsDay, local, national and global policy-makers, civil-society organisations and the public in general can learn how co-operatives contribute to a decent working environment.

February 10th, 2019    Read more

Co-operatives key to achieving UN’s sustainability targets

In this comprehensive report, Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive Craig Presland outlines how co-operatives are pivotal to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by 2030. He concludes by sharing three recommendations to sustain the positive momentum.

January 7th, 2019|

Foodstuffs looks after NZ

Foodstuffs North Island and South Island are two outstanding co-operatives within the NZ Co-op Family, writes Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive Craig Presland. Foodstuffs New Zealand has recently issued its Looking After Our Patch Social Responsibility Snapshot that outlines a programme that is wide-reaching and aims to fulfil the co-operatives’ responsibilities to their teams, the wider New Zealand community and environment.

December 18th, 2018|

Fonterra’s drive for true sustainability

Economic, environmental and social sustainability is at the core of the co-operative business model while having a sustainable co-operative is one of three core platforms for Fonterra’s strategy, writes Cooperative Business NZ CEO Craig Presland.

December 7th, 2018|

Welcome Video

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


Events

CAM Day

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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Full and Provisional Member Profiles

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.

Iwi adopt co-op structure

Co-operative (ngātahi, paheko) is a concept to which Māori can relate, and this Hawkes Bay iwi has successfully embraced the sustainable business model since its Waitangi Treaty settlement eight years ago.


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