Christchurch South News

  • Party sees franchisees on a roll

    Party guests at CrestClean’s festive gathering were on a roll when challenged with turning their team mates into mummies. Using loo rolls, it was a race against each other to see who could be the first to complete the task of wrapping their partners from head to toe in paper.

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  • Boy’s card inspires Crest’s business...

    When an 8-year-old wrote a heartfelt “thank you” card for his classroom cleaners he had no idea of the effect the sentiments it contained would have. The boy’s hand-written card, left for CrestClean’s Kumaran Nair and his wife Reshmi, spelled out his gratitude for the couple’s work at Christchurch’s Westburn

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  • Pride of business ownership shines brigh...

    Nasreen Kaskar says she loves having her own CrestClean business.

    Nasreen Kaskar is so overjoyed about gaining her Certificate of Long Service that she likes to keep it close by. “The certificate is on a table next to my bed. I’m really proud of what I have achieved,” said the Christchurch franchisee, who has been with CrestClean for three years.

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  • Pair’s 33 years’ service honoured

    It’s no wonder they are looking proud as they celebrate a combined total of 33 years of running their own successful businesses. Grant Holland and Colin Hunt are two of CrestClean’s longest serving franchise owners and their commitment to the company was celebrated during the annual Team Meeting in Christchurch.

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  • Our school posters help migrant kids mas...

    Addington’s Sacred Heart School pupils are among the first Christchurch kids to get their hands on innovative posters that use humour to promote Te Reo Maori. The colourful posters, designed and produced by CrestClean, also contain important health and hygiene messages. Depicting cartoon characters, the four unique designs immediately struck

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  • Gina’s fired-up to lead Christchurch t...

    She’s long admired CrestClean from afar – but now Gina Holland is rapt to be part of the close-knit Christchurch team. In her previous job as South Island Sales Manager for Waiwhetu Distributors, Gina got an insight into the CrestClean business model – and she liked what she saw. So

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  • Property Caretaking a hot topic for scho...

    School principals found CrestClean personnel had plenty of suggestions to the dilemma of what to do after the caretaker retires. Delegates at the Christchurch Primary Principals Association Conference had a barrage of questions for CrestClean’s Yasa Panagoda and Robert Glenie, who were manning a trade stand at the event. Yasa,

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  • Esther scores 100 per cent in Health and...

    Pride shone bright when CrestClean franchisees received official recognition for passing their industry training examinations. Receiving the Master Cleaners Training Institute Certificate in Commercial Cleaning brought intense personal satisfaction for Esther Venkataiya and her brother John Kumar. The Christchurch duo, who are also induction trainers for new franchisees, run a

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  • Our new home is ‘out of this world’

    As an accountant, Nisar Kaskar had crunched the numbers and knew what it would take so he and his wife Nasreen could one day have a home of their own. And to chase that dream the Christchurch couple set about looking for a business that was easy to manage and

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  • Bollywood night shapes up for franchisee...

    Party-going franchisees have set their sights on Bollywood following the success of their festive get-together in Christchurch. A party for Christchurch North and South teams proved such a big hit with everyone that a themed night was decided upon for the next gathering. About 60 people attended the Christmas party

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  • Holiday a reward for 10 years’ service

    A family holiday to his homeland is on the cards to celebrate 10 successful years with CrestClean. Anthony Mudaliar arrived in New Zealand from Fiji in 1994 and says joining Crest was the smartest move he’s made. Now after clocking up a decade as a franchisee, Anthony is planning a

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  • Kids get pizza action for cleanest class...

    Leo Lee presents the pizza prize to teacher Angela Jones at South Hornby School.

    Kids who were a class act in keeping their school surroundings spic and span had a sizzling surprise when CrestClean’s Leo Lee dropped in. Leo arrived laden with boxes of pizza as a reward for the diligent youngsters at South Hornby School. “The pizza certainly went down a treat,” said

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