our services

helping member-owned businesses thrive

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to co-operatives and mutuals. That’s why Cooperative Business NZ offers a range of services to ensure that we cater for all of New Zealand’s member-owned businesses, regardless of sector, size or stage of business they’re in.

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  • a year-round calendar of education, events and training programmes
  • frequent opportunities to feed into advocacy and lobbying work that affects the way they do business
  • offers from other members and professional services
  • networking opportunities
  • comprehensive resource libraries
  • international research and insights

New initiatives and programmes are always in development. If there’s something, in particular, you would like to see added to our services, reach out.

our services

What we do best 


Advocacy & Lobbying

We engage with key officials, regulators, and decision-makers, share your stories, promote the business model and advocate for positive change.

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We work with tertiary institutes and other industry bodies to drive educational change across all ages and career stages.

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Events & Training

Get involved with the co-operative business community through ample networking, collaboration, upskilling and professional development opportunities.

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Research & Insights

Working with NZ and international partners, our in-depth research and insights support our advocacy efforts and assist members in their own strategy and business planning.

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Connections with other industry bodies, ministries, education institutes, and corporate partners allow us to deliver ongoing initiatives and additional benefits for our members.

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Support for Start-Ups

If you’re beginning your co-operative journey, we can assist with a comprehensive resource library and help you tap into the wider co-operative community.

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Have a question about our services or an idea for a new initiative?

We’d love to hear from you.