Marina Manager Karenza Harris presenting Harken team with the award
2021 WINNER - HARKEN FOSTERS
The Harken Westhaven Marine Village store was nominated for offering an Ecostore Refill Station. The judges feedback was that offering this refilling service in the Marina is a great way to reduce plastic pollution and conserve resources, while helping customers save money. With the added bonus that the product is safe on the environment, and offers a variety of products that are suitable for use on boats.
Ecostore was founded in New Zealand in 1993, with flagship store opening in Auckland in 1997. Ecostore products are safe environmentally friendly products for you and your family. Household cleaners, laundry, body care, skincare, baby care and oral care products, and now their new boat wash product, are cruelty free, and made from naturally derived ingredients, selected because they are safer and more sustainable.
Using CarboNZero certified factory and renewable sugar plastic packaging, the Ecostore brand is kinder to the planet at every step – and constantly improving their processes to save energy and resources, and reduce waste. They choose biodegradable plant and mineral-based ingredients over petrochemicals. Each product is also compatible with septic tanks and greywater systems.
About Fosters Chandlery
Fosters Chandlery has been in the business of selling marine equipment to the boating industry for over 114 years. From their original iconic location on Fanshawe Street to their new home in Westhaven Marina, the Fosters name has been renowned throughout New Zealand for the supply of high-tech equipment to builders of super & racing yachts through to owners of classic yachts, cruising boats and dinghies.
As well as being a retail store, the Westhaven location is also a technical service centre where the highly experienced Fosters team can recommend, specify and service their extensive product range representing some of the world’s leading marine manufacturers.
Harken Fosters is owned by Harken NZ Ltd and distributes Harken products throughout NZ. They stock well-known brands such as Marlow, Crewsaver, Tylaska, clothing brands Musto and Zhik as well as a range of traditional products such as Oakum, copper nails and roves, brass wood screws, silicon bronze fastenings and brass rubbing strips.
As an extensive sponsor of youth sailing in New Zealand, Harken Fosters are also focused on the future of our environment and are proud to be the first refillery of Ecostore’s boat wash product as well as several their other consumer products in the cleaning and body ranges.