The Hempstore has made the finals of the Westpac Auckland Business Awards for excellence in community contribution.
We are grateful to be nominated and find ourselves in some awesome company - check out the other finalists!
The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector, and as well as offering recognition for our work and the amazing work done by many others around Tamaki Makarau, the awards have given us the opportunity to benchmark and network on we can continue to grow.
The Westpac Business Award for Excellence in Community Contribution recognises organisations that implement initiatives that have a positive impact on the community and generate outcomes that have a long term benefit.
Since our establishment in 1996, The Hempstore has worked to support social justice and highlight environmental concerns. In 2020-21 we focused on supporting a positive Yes vote in New Zealand's cannabis referendum, providing a safe space for substance checking organisation Know Your Stuff, our ongoing organisational support for NORML and working locally to improve our Karangahape Road neighbourhood.
Read more about the awards here: www.aucklandbusinessawards.co.nz