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  • CrestClean’s hand-hygiene training ses...

    A CrestClean manager has won praise from a Christchurch school principal for teaching kids about the importance of adopting good hand-hygiene habits. Gina Holland offered to run awareness sessions at Halswell Primary School after Stuart Cameron got in touch for advice following an unprecedented level of student absences due to

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  • Stickers in te reo Maori encourage kids ...

    Six words in te reo Maori are helping to teach New Zealand kids good recycling habits. The words feature on a set of colourful bilingual stickers that are a key component of RecycleKiwi – a brand new initiative aimed at schools that offers guidance and advice on waste management and

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  • CrestClean personnel join volunteers und...

    Zainab Ali during the flax planting at Baring Head.

    CrestClean’s Wellington personnel volunteered their time to join a community-led initiative to safeguard Baring Head. Hundreds of volunteers have been involved in the winter project to plant 5000 native harakeke. The CrestClean team was led by Zainab Ali, Wellington Regional Manager, her husband Raj and his sister Radhika Reddy. Personnel

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  • CrestClean business owner helps out afte...

    Organisers of a school fundraiser had one less job to worry about thanks to CrestClean business owner Bura Takinoa. Bura volunteered to clean up following the successful quiz night and auction held at the Community Hall in Snells Beach, which raised $18,000 for Snells Beach School. Marissa Bale, one of

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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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  • CrestClean business owners help out for ...

    When Cornerstone School announced plans for a fundraiser CrestClean’s Aznayne Ali and Angeline Sahayam didn’t have to think twice about offering to help out. Angeline says they like nothing better than being involved in the school community – but their commitment often goes far beyond just looking after the cleaning.

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  • CrestClean couple celebrate personal mil...

    It was a landmark day for the Novilla family when they became New Zealand Citizens at a special ceremony in Invercargill. CrestClean business owner Cons Novilla, who is originally from the Phillipines, says it was an occasion that he and his wife Christine will long remember. “It was a big

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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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  • Shining success in soccer tournament aft...

    A CrestClean sponsored soccer team has not only won a prestigious tournament, its players picked up the award for being the best turned out team. The Western Flyers reigned supreme at the inter district championships, staged by the Christchurch Fiji Football and Social Association. The team’s manager, Kumaran Nair, says

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  • North Harbour teams receive awards from ...

      MP Mark Mitchell has paid tribute to CrestClean’s North Harbour teams, telling them that cleaners were often the unsung heroes of New Zealand workplaces. Mr Mitchell, the Member of Parliament for Rodney, was invited to attend a special afternoon tea to recognise the hard work and dedication of the

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  • Kids get a real taste of Fiji thanks to ...

    When CrestClean’s Praneel Prasad heard that teachers and students at the school he looks after were planning to visit his homeland, he jumped at the chance to get involved. Although he couldn’t be there himself, Praneel arranged for the party from Hamilton Christian School to be met at the airport

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  • Principal off to conference after winnin...

    She was lost for words after a surprise win that has paved the way for her to attend the New Zealand Principals’ Federation conference in Wellington. Paula Sadgrove, principal of Mercer School, had just about forgotten she’d entered a CrestClean promotion when the company’s Auckland South Regional Manager Viky Narayan

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