Auckland Regional News News

  • Caretaker wins praise of grateful school...

    Putting her school’s caretaking duties in CrestClean’s hands has been a resounding success, says Principal Jennice Murray. “I would never go back to any other way now,” adds the head of Don Buck School. Crest PropertyCare provides schools and businesses with a viable alternative to directly employing a caretaker. Caretaking

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  • New milestone as regional trainer steps ...

    A passion for training has seen Fiza Rahiman step up to the next level to a role that ensures CrestClean’s high standards are maintained. He’s now fully qualified as an assessor for franchisees taking the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning. The role of an assessor involves scrutinising franchisees’ competency. Under his

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  • Owners praised as vehicle audit goes ahe...

    The heavens may have opened on the day but the wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of business owners at CrestClean’s biggest vehicle audit. Sam Lewis, CrestClean’s General Manager Franchise Services, says the venue provided by Alsco’s Fresh & Clean central Auckland site meant the essential checks could be carried

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  • Couple now own a six figure business aft...

    Biren Kumar and his wife Swaran came from Fiji with nothing. Ten years on they are now running a successful CrestClean business.

      A couple who refused to let cruel thieves ruin their dream to move to New Zealand are celebrating 10 successful years with CrestClean and now own a six-figure business. Biren and Swaran Kumar had been left penniless when their home was burgled just days before they were due to

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  • Meet CrestClean’s new regional manager...

    Linda Hill is loving her new role as CrestClean’s Auckland East regional manager.

      Ask her what she enjoys most about being in sales and you might be a little surprised by the answer. Linda Hill, CrestClean’s new Auckland East regional manager, says there’s no better feeling than seeing a potential customer go from grumpy to gleeful when their problem is solved. “I

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  • Maintaining CrestClean’s high quality ...

    Vaughn Chiplin is CrestClean’s latest Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

      They might be as different as chalk and cheese but the roles of firefighter and cleaner have similarities, says CrestClean’s Vaughn Chiplin. Health and safety and regular upskilling were core features of his 21-year career as a firefighter – and it’s the strong emphasis Crest puts on those values

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  • Accolades flow after 15 successful years...

    Rupendra Sharma receives his 15 Year Service Award from CrestClean’s Grant McLauchlan.

      It’s often said it’s the little things in life that can make a big difference to your day. For staff at Auckland’s Brand Developers, it’s the care and consideration shown by their cleaner that’s earned him their respect and where he’s become “one of the team”. They can’t speak

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  • Auckland party sees biggest gathering of...

    It was the biggest ever gathering of CrestClean personnel when 380 business owners and their employees from the Auckland region came together for the annual Team Meeting. The event, at the city’s Alexandra Park, marked a stellar year for the Auckland business owners and saw a number of long service

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  • Nissan van fitted out to achieve efficie...

    Having everything at his fingertips saves a lot of time for Auckland franchisee Ajay Prakash. When he bought a Nissan NV200 van for his business Ajay had a vision in his mind’s eye of where all his cleaning gear would go. But first there was the little issue of how

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  • PestCo’s expert busy as rat numbers es...

    PestCo Service Technician Mike Wills says he’s busier than previous years dealing with rats and mice.

    PestCo’s hotline has reported a surge in calls to deal with rats as hungry rodents head indoors as winter sets in. Rat numbers have exploded throughout the country after a long and dry spell of warm weather. While Kiwis enjoyed the record-breaking summer, a downside was it created ideal breeding

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  • It’s just not cricket: Insect his bugb...

    PestCo service technician Mike Wills is definitely not a cricket fan – when it comes to his job that is. Forget about the popular game, it’s the tiny insects that have been his constant bugbear over the dry, warm months of summer and autumn. For crickets have been swarming to

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  • Crest plays part in school’s fundraise...

    CrestClean has played a part in helping to make a school’s annual fundraiser a runaway success. The popular Mauku Fun Run this year raised $8,000 towards school resources, the money enabling youngsters to enjoy extra activities outside the classroom. Viky Narayan, CrestClean’s South and East Auckland Regional Manager, donated two

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