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  • First home dream becomes a reality for New...

    New homeowners stranding outside their home.

    When Kiraren Tirate and Linda Etuati moved to New Plymouth from the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati, they never dreamed they would own their own business or their own home — but six years later they have both. The couple came to New Zealand seeking better healthcare and education opportunities

  • Former bank manager gets his life in balance...

    Cleaner being presented with long service certificate.

    After 30 years in the adrenalin-fuelled world of banking, Richard Kemm craved a different pace of life. With the pressure of long hours and a never-ending workload, he was looking for a change that would carry him through to his retirement — he found it in CrestClean. “The mental stress

  • Million-dollar celebration for Auckland East franchisees

    Cleaning team with hands in air.

    CrestClean’s Auckland East teams have cause for celebration — over the past three years they have collectively increased their turnover by a million dollars. Auckland East Regional Manager Linda Hill says the 28 franchise teams have worked hard to grow their businesses and are reaping the rewards. “It’s been amazing

  • Regional manager makes cool contribution to school camp

    Regional manager holding thank-you cards.

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Kiwi Crushies! CrestClean’s Tauranga Regional Manager Jan Lichtwark donated 600 of the icy treats to Pillans Point School for their ‘Frozen Friday’ fundraiser — and received 70 thank-you cards! The Kiwi Crushies helped raise money for a Year 5 school camp and

  • Jasvinder celebrates a decade with CrestClean!

    Cleaner presented with certificate.

    Congratulations to North Harbour franchisee Jasvinder Singh, who is celebrating 10 years with CrestClean! Originally from India, Jas moved to New Zealand in 1989 and joined CrestClean after reading online about opportunities with the company. A bus driver by day, Jas cleans in the evenings and says he enjoys the

  • Franchisee builds property portfolio after swapping accountancy for...

    Cleaners are presented with certificate.

    A career change from accountant to cleaner has more than paid off for Rajju Prasad. Fifteen years after the switch, he and his wife Manorama own four properties, with plans to build another five. The South Auckland CrestClean franchisees, who were recently presented with a 15-Year Long Service Award, moved

  • Canterbury kids tidy their way to success with...

    Pizza, ice blocks and plenty of smiles were the order of the day at 11 Canterbury primary and intermediate schools this term. The excited pupils received the tasty treats as part of CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom programme. The programme, which is run at schools cleaned by CrestClean franchisees, rewards the classrooms

  • Kāpiti Coast franchisee pays it forward by donating...

    Cleaner with prize money.

    Kāpiti Coast franchisee Peta Faikimua believes what goes around comes around. So, when she received a CrestClean Excellence Award, including a crisp 50 dollar note, she was quick to donate it to her local church. “We come from a religious background, and as Christians ourselves we believe that the path

  • Hundreds of CrestClean vehicles pass audit with flying...

    Cleaners standing by their vehicles.

    A “consistently high standard” was achieved at CrestClean’s latest bi-annual vehicle audit, which saw more than 600 vehicles assessed nationwide. “The high standard of presentation of the vehicles at audit shows our franchisees represent the brand well and are proud business owners,” says Health, Safety and Wellbeing Leader Ian Noon.

  • Well-planned storage system impresses at vehicle audit

    A tidy cleaning van.

    Whether she’s at work or home, Invercargill CrestClean franchisee Van Nguyen loves to tidy. So, when she joined CrestClean, once of the first things she did was to make sure her vehicle was kitted out with storage compartments to keep everything in its place. After coming up with a carefully

  • Jammies for June — CrestClean encourages Hawke’s Bay...

    Children holding pyjamas.

    When it comes to choosing kids’ pyjamas, it pays to call in the experts. That’s what CrestClean’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Manager Tim O’Leary did when donating to the ‘Jammies for June’ initiative — he sought the advice of his two kids, Daniel, 5 and Anna, 3. And, with the discerning,

  • Brotherly success sees CrestClean franchise grow

    Brothers who are cleaners standing by their van.

    A chance meeting by a lake in Rotorua lead to an unexpected change in career for Mohit Sharda. Unhappy in his job as the head chef of a busy restaurant, Mohit was out walking by the lake when he struck up a conversation with a CrestClean franchisee. “I saw his


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