In Profile

February 2019

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.

December 2018

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.

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.

August 2018

Lifeline – needed more than ever

Lifeline Aotearoa has been helping New Zealanders in crisis for over 50 years – and its services are needed more than ever today. Free community helplines (Lifeline 24/7, Suicide Crisis Helpline, Kidsline) as well as text support service HELP (4357) are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers from call centres in Auckland and Christchurch.

Market Gardeners Ltd

Grower-owned co-operative, Market Gardeners Ltd trading as MG Marketing was established in 1923 by a small band of resolute growers to leverage greater value for their produce. It was from these humble beginnings that the foundations were laid for a successful co-operative that values the benefits of shared knowledge and collective capability. Today, MG represents more than 400 grower shareholders and is a leading supplier of fresh produce.