ICA Conference puts people first

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is holding its biennial global conference and general assembly later this year in Malaysia. ICA Member Cooperative Business NZ will be represented by our Chief Executive Craig Presland. Visit for more

April 24th, 2017|

Worker co-op takes balms to the world

Based in Nelson's Golden Bay, Tui Balms is a 100% staff-owned co-operative which began in 1984 when Colin Isles, a beekeeper and a founding member of the Tui Community, gifted his Bee Balm recipe to the community to create a business.

March 6th, 2017|

NZ’s co-operative economy mapped for the first time

NZ’s co-operative economy has been comprehensively mapped for the first time, revealing the significance of the sector in terms of revenue, jobs and membership, as well as obvious differences between NZ’s and other co-operative economies globally.

A new report, The Co-operative Economy of New Zealand , finds that NZ’s Top 30 co-operatives and mutuals generate revenues of more than $42.3 billion per annum which equates to 17.5% of NZ’s GDP, while being responsible for 1.4 million memberships and the employment of 48,500 NZ’ers.

January 21st, 2017|

Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013

Exemptions from Public Disclosure when Raising Share Capital

Cooperative Business NZ represented the interests of our Members during extensive negotiations with the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to achieve exemptions from disclosure when raising share capital. The outcome is the Small Co-operatives Exemption Notice which comes became law on 23rd December 2016.

December 23rd, 2016|

Last chance for Co-operative Governance Seminar!

There’s just time to book your place on our next Co-operative Governance Seminar which Richard Westlake will present at the University of Auckland’s Business School on Friday, 18th November – but email Craig Presland right away!

October 31st, 2016|