AGM & Annual Awards


CBNZ – Board Election Process and Timetable, 2017

Dear Cooperative Business NZ Members,

We will be holding our 35th AGM at Eden Park, Auckland, from 5.00pm on Thursday 10th August.

In accordance with Rule 16.1, elections of directors are to be held prior to Cooperative Business NZ’s Annual General Meeting. The Board currently comprises of six elected directors and one independent director. Under this election, there will be two director roles that will expire by rotation, both incumbents have advised that they will seek re-election. The relevant Rules relating to director appointments are included in Appendix 2.


Annual awards criteria and nomination forms

Nominations for Cooperative Business NZ Annual Awards, 2017

1st June 2017

Dear Members,

This year our Annual Awards Dinner will be held at Eden Park, Auckland on Thursday 10th August 2017 commencing from 7.00pm.

This event is all about recognising and celebrating those individuals and organisations which have led co-operative success. This year we have added a new award: “Co-operation Amongst Co-operatives” as we have sought to drive increased collaboration across the NZ Co-op Family, this including Co-operatives, Mutuals and Societies.


Put it in your diary now!

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, 10th August, Level 4, South Stand, Eden Park, Auckland AGM from 5.00pm

Annual Awards Dinner from 7.00pm, guest speakers Phil Gifford and Ben Hurley Cost: $150 plus GST per person

Please mark this date in your diaries now!


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By Craig Presland.

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