Co-founder of Cooperative Business NZ in 1982, Brian Cameron received the Outstanding Contribution Award at our AGM & Awards Dinner held at Auckland last August. The Ashburton octogenarian also co-founded what’s now Irrigation NZ in 1978.
New Zealand was represented at the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) AGM and General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month by our Chief Executive Craig Presland. In this article, Craig reports how the four-day forum provided greater insight into this global organization, recent global trends and opportunities, and what role we can play here in NZ in terms of supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
More than 1,800 co-operators met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) Global Conference and General Assembly (14- 17 November) – including Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive Craig Presland.
The latest ranking of the world’s 300 largest co-operatives confirms the strength and endurance of our business sector, with total turnover exceeding $3 trillion NZD according to the latest research.
is something big about to happen or is this a pendulum effect, and how can co-operatives help?
Based in the rolling hill country of Maungatapere, 12km south-west of Whangarei, NZ Tamarillo Cooperative Ltd represents over 20 growers, located mostly in sunny Northland where the subtropical fruit thrives.