The Cooperative Business NZ Annual Awards recognise outstanding leadership and success within the co-operative business sector.

Across various categories, organisations and individuals can be nominated for an award which is then judged by an independent  panel. The awards programme is highly regarded and culminates in a cocktail evening and ceremony at the end of the year.

Taking part in these awards is an opportunity for us to come together and highlight your successes.

How to take part in the awards programme:

Download an overview of the awards programme and all award criteria and nomination form links HERE. Alternatively, select the relevant nomination form below:

    Co-operative of the Year
    Nominate here

    Leader of the Year
    Nominate here

    Outstanding Contribution to Co-operatives
    Nominate here

    Emerging Co-operative of the Year
    Nominate here

    Emerging Leader of the Year
    Nominate here

    Key dates

    Nominations open: Wednesday 20 July 2022
    Nominations close:
    Friday 26 August 2022
    Finalists announced:
    Late September 2022
    Cocktail evening and awards ceremony:
    Mid November 2022

    Cocktail Evening and Awards Ceremony

    The winners will be announced at the cocktail evening and ceremony held in November 2022 in Auckland. Date and location will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Both in-person and virtual attendance will be available.

    This evening is a highlight on the co-operative business community's annual calendar and is well attended by both co-operative leaders and the emerging co-operative generation alike. It is a key opportunity to network, connect, and celebrate the co-operative sector. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of whether they are up for an award.

    Keep up to date on information for this evening on the event page here. 

    If you have any questions about the awards programme, please get in touch with us at