Auckland West News

  • Principals are quick on the draw as Recy...

    Senior teachers got some hands-on experience of CrestClean’s new education initiative that teaches kids about recycling. Spread over two separate days, members of the West Auckland Principals and the North Shore Principals’ Association attended a leadership day at Kumeu. During a break in proceedings, CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager Caroline

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  • Former carpenter finds his niche as sch...

    He’s become the school’s “Mr Fix-it” and nothing is too much trouble for Tagau Meleson. The carpenter and joiner, who has more than 40 years’ experience, has found his niche as the caretaker at Auckland’s Henderson Valley School. Whether he’s mowing lawns and gardening or carrying out general maintenance tasks,

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  • 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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  • CrestClean couple join volunteers in bea...

    CrestClean business owners Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova have been praised for their part in making a community-led beach clean-up a big success. The couple joined dozens of other volunteers to collect rubbish on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach. Event organiser Christina Norton thanked CrestClean for providing buckets and equipment as an

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  • Beyond the job: Unsung hero recognised f...

    When kids turn up to school without shoes it tugs at his heartstrings and in his mind’s eye he pictures his own upbringing in Fiji. As the school’s property caretaker, Puti Apati is a popular figure and he gets to know most of the children attending Kelston Intermediate School. But

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  • Business owners who were first in region...

    When Ali Irshad and his wife Sheema bought a cleaning franchise they made a slice of CrestClean history by becoming company’s first business owners in West Auckland. Initially their franchise was a small venture that they fitted around their full time jobs, carrying out the cleaning in the evenings. But

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  • Sharing franchisees’ achievements brin...

    Giving out long service awards is one of the pleasures that makes her role as Auckland West Regional Manager so rewarding. Seeing her team members growing their CrestClean businesses and chalking up personal milestones along the way is a great feeling, says Caroline Wedding. And there were plenty of smiles

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  • New bride to join him as Maulik plans to...

    Maulik Patel says being a CrestClean business owner has given him a lot more freedom. He loves the flexibility of choosing the hours he works, which fits in well with his main job as manager of a family convenience store in Auckland. “It’s a great feeling of being your own

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  • Bird-rescue pair officially honoured

    CrestClean couple Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova, who saved the life of a baby bird that was stuck in a drain, have been officially thanked by company boss Grant McLauchlan. A heart-warming video of the rescue at Hobsonville Point Secondary School captivated viewers throughout the country when it was featured

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  • It’s CrestClean to the rescue after qu...

    An Auckland CrestClean franchisee was the hero of the day after rescuing a trapped baby bird that was stuck down a drain. Quick-thinking Dominik Drahoninsky used an attachment from his vacuum cleaner to scoop up the young chick, after his partner saw it fall into a deep storm water drain

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  • Couples have sights set high as CrestCle...

    CrestClean is attracting a new generation of motivated professionals keen to have more control of their working lives. High-achievers who have bought a cleaning franchise have included accountants, software designers, solicitors and people working in banking. Caroline Wedding, CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager, says the cleaning industry is fulfilling the

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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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