[13 August/ Rural News]

Winners at the Co-operative Business New Zealand Annual Awards Dinner included Fonterra, Farmlands and FMG. The event was a celebration of co-operatives and recognised outstanding governance, leadership and enduring service across the sector. Co-operative Business New Zealand Chairman, Jonathan Lee said the winners demonstrated all that was good about the co-operative business model which placed community service and care for shareholders’ wellbeing alongside economic performance as key measures of success. Finance Minister, Bill English said co-operatives had the people, structure and culture to stand the test of time.