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December 2018

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.

November 2018

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.

Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Ltd (ALIL)

Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Ltd (ALIL) is a farmer-owned co-operative, which receives its allocation of water from Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd. The co-operative currently delivers water through a network of races and pressurised pipe system to its 244 shareholder members, who collectively farm close to 30,000 hectares west and north of Ashburton.

Co-operation amongst co-operatives: the BCI story

Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Limited (BCI) was formed as a farmer owned co-operative company in 1998 and, in 2001, was granted consent to take 17 cumecs of water from the Rakaia River and irrigate 40,000 ha in Mid Canterbury.

Innovative irrigators united

Innovation, strength, organisational efficiencies and a commitment to ensuring environmentally and economically sustainable water is available for future generations. These are the cornerstones on which Ashburton-based irrigation co-operative MHV Water Ltd is based.

October 2017

Sheffield: Sourcing, selecting, shaping leaders

With a history spanning over 55 years, Sheffield is a trusted adviser to New Zealand's public, private and co-operative sectors. Their consultants' experience and expert judgment, combined with proven methodologies, ensure that organisations get the best talent and the best out of their talent.

September 2017

Westlake Governance: Building leading teams

Westlake Governance Limited is a globally-focused, New Zealand-based consulting business with its founder, Richard Westlake, a popular and very effective presenter at Cooperative Business NZ’s governance seminars for several years now.

Buddle Findlay: Leading lawyers on all things co-operative

This law firm is New Zealand's leading adviser to co-operatives, mutuals and societies - advising Cooperative Business NZ, and its forerunner, for over two decades now while having played a significant role within NZ co-operative law reform back in the 1990’s.

November 2016

Collaboration at core of worker-owned co-op

Loomio is a Kiwi-American worker-owned co-operative, established with social impact and business mission in mind. True to its core co-operative ethos, the open source software it develops is focused on improving collaboration and decision-making.