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Your membership will pay for itself

A Network worth being part of

Member-owned businesses are unique.

By aligning yourself with the peak representative body of this business model, you’re ensuring your organisation, governors and senior leaders gain access to unique co-operative opportunities that will assist in your ongoing growth and prosperity.

Membership with Cooperative Business NZ unlocks education, networking, collaboration and advocacy (to name a few!) opportunities for not only your senior executives and board members, but also for all staff and shareholders.

Explore the benefits of membership with us!

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Meet our Members

Full Members

Our Full members sit across almost every sector and vary greatly in size. One thing they all have in common? They are some of New Zealand’s most enduring, innovative and sustainable businesses.

Corporate Associate Members

We work with a small selection of corporates and professional services who offer specialist skills and support to enable our members to sustainably grow their businesses.

The benefits of membership

Get your voice heard

A collective voice helps get the message across. Feed your thoughts, and opinions into our advocacy work. We regularly meet with Government, regulators and agencies to enact change. 

Prepare for the future

Utilise our education and training opportunities to ensure you have the right people with the right skills ready to take your business to the next level.

Unlock opportunities

Tap into networking and collaboration opportunities with your co-operative peers and industry partners. Events range from roundtable discussions to leader and sector forums.

Showcase your co-operative

Co-operatives are purpose-driven businesses. We want to make this known. Contribute to our member story initiatives, participate in awareness campaigns, or take part in the Annual Awards.

Access exclusive resources

Whatever stage you are in your co-operative journey, you’ll get access to the latest insights, data, templates and guidelines to help you thrive.

Walk the talk

The co-operative principles are fundamental to the way you do business. We provide a platform that assists in delivering on these day in and day out.

Membership Types

We offer five membership types. This allows us to offer select benefits and services to a range of businesses and individual leaders regardless of which stage of co-operative business they may be in.

Full Member

For member-owned organisations operating under co-operative principles.

Provisional Member

For individuals or groups looking to establish a co-operative.

Corporate Associate

For organisations identified as offering specialist services of value to our members.

Individual Member

For senior leaders who are advocates for the model and want to be involved independently.

Honorary Member

Awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sector.

Ready to join us?

BEcome a member

The application process varies dependant on what membership type you’re applying for. Explore the nitty gritty of each membership type, subscription fees, and how to join us below.