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 malaysia2017.ica.coop for more
University researchers, top executives and the recently appointed Minister for Economic Development Hon. Simon Bridges, pictured, were among the presenters at our first Co-operative Business Leaders’ Forum held at Auckland’s Fonterra Centre on March 3rd.
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.
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.
Exemptions from Public Disclosure when Raising Share CapitalCooperative 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.
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!