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  • Waikato franchise teams complete Module 1 training

    Waikato’s newest franchise teams were pleased to be able to meet up and complete their Module 1 training last week. A total of 17 franchisees and their employees undertook the training, in two intakes, which had been delayed due to Level 2 Covid restrictions. “It was nice to get everyone

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  • Floods of thanks for CrestClean franchisees who saved...

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    A major water leak at Christchurch’s Forté Health could have resulted in the medical facility being closed for weeks, had it not been for the quick thinking of CrestClean franchisee Nalin Dissanayake. It was 5pm on a Saturday when Nalin arrived at the Forté Health building, which houses a private

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  • Gore franchisee achieves wellness goals with CrestClean

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    When Millard Macairan had a heart attack at the age of 52, he knew something had to change — so he bought a CrestClean franchise. Millard had been working on dairy farms for 12 years, when the early starts and demanding workload took a serious toll on his health. “It

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  • From conservation to cleaning — Kelvin has struck...

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    After a 20-year career wrangling wild animals — from California to the Galapagos Islands — Kelvin Walker was looking forward to returning to his hometown of Whangarei to enjoy a quiet retirement. But there’s quiet, and then there’s too quiet. “There’s only so many times you can catch a fish

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  • Ice cream hits the spot as CrestClean dishes...

    The children in Room 11 at Mahora School have scooped up CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The dedicated youngsters were excited to be rewarded with a certificate and ice creams for having the best-kept classroom at the Hastings school. The Cleanest Classroom programme is run at many of the over 450

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  • Disposable surgical masks significantly more effective than cloth...

    Research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW)* has confirmed that disposable surgical masks are much more effective than cloth masks at minimising the spread of droplets. UNSW researchers used a high-speed camera and LED lighting system to capture how different masks perform when people are speaking, coughing and

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  • Te reo Māori grows wings at aviation site...

    Cleaner and building site manager standing together.

    When CrestClean’s Petera Wiparata arrives at Hawkins’ Ōhakea construction site in the morning, he is always greeted with a cherry “mōrena” by Site Office Manager Celia Knox. “He’s been teaching me a bit of te reo,” says Celia. “So, when I see him, I don’t say ‘good morning’, it’s ‘mōrena’.

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  • Sanitising work boosts income for Auckland East cleaning...

    While many of his family and friends have been unable to work during Covid Alert Levels 3 and 4, CrestClean business owner Ankush Bhandari’s income has increased by a third. “I feel very lucky. Lots of my family and friends can’t work at the moment. It’s a hard time for

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  • 100% of CrestClean personnel complete new Health and...

    CrestClean is proud to have reached an important milestone, with 100% of its franchisees and their employees having completed the company’s new Online Health and Safety Induction. More than 1960 CrestClean personnel have achieved compliance under the new system, which was introduced in April as both an induction and a

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  • Taranaki franchisees clean up at Hard Floor Care...

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    CrestClean’s Hard Floor Care capacity in Taranaki has more than doubled after a recent training session with franchisees. The region now has 10 Hard Floor Care specialists, after franchisees invested in floor cleaning machines so they could offer a broader range of services to customers. “Almost all franchisees in the

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  • Lockdown increases earnings for Auckland franchisees

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    Ali Irshad and Sheema Ali are thankful to own a business that has not been impacted negatively by Covid lockdowns. In fact, their income has increased, and they have been able to offer more work to one of their employees who lost his other income stream. “My wife and I

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  • High standard of cleaning and cheerful approach appreciated...

    Cleaner and customer standing outside Cancer Society building.

    It’s not only Melany Baltar’s high standard of cleaning that is appreciated by staff and guests at the Dunedin Cancer Society. “She’s so cheerful, she greets everybody with that beautiful smile, and she recognises why people are here which is really important,” says Daffodil House and Supportive Care Administrator Fiona

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