Nelson News

  • Nelson ticks the boxes for business and ...

    Ask Tracey Andersen if she thinks Nelson is a great place to live and work and she’ll rattle off a list of compelling reasons why the region “ticks all the boxes”. She says apart from being known as the sunniest region in New Zealand, the Nelson area has a lot

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  • Change of fortune puts couple on path to...

    They say in life that lucky breaks often come from something you could not have imagined. Matt Brown’s change of fortune came after he broke his leg in a workplace accident. It was while recuperating at his Nelson home that he chanced upon an advert for CrestClean franchises – and

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  • Alan goes out of his way to ensure custo...

    His customers are quick to pass on their praises after experiencing the high level of service he prides himself on delivering. CrestClean’s Nelson Regional Manager Barbara de Vries says she frequently receives great feedback about the work carried out by Alan Erickson and his team. “Alan’s customers really like him

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  • Nelson is unbeatable for lifestyle, says...

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    Living in Nelson has ticked all boxes for CrestClean business owner Thomas Wanke who says the city offers the perfect lifestyle and the locals are friendly and welcoming. Thomas and his wife Christine are originally from Germany and have been living in New Zealand for the past seven years. When

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  • Young couple enjoy new found freedom of ...

    Claudia Allen and her partner have found that age is no barrier to working for yourself. The 22-year-old has not only followed in her aunt’s footsteps by joining CrestClean, she and Troy Nicholas, 24, are among the company’s youngest franchisees. The couple recently relocated to Nelson from Auckland and are

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  • Attention to detail wins praise for Trac...

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    They are two professional women in occupations that are poles apart. But architecture and commercial cleaning have one big thing in common – attention to detail is everything. It’s a value shared by architect Simone Wenk and CrestClean business owner Tracey Andersen. Simone has set the bar high for the

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  • Trish finds her niche volunteering after...

    Trish Richards presents a vacuum sealer to Wayne Moss, a team leader at Loaves and Fishes.

      A rallying call encouraging CrestClean’s Nelson personnel to help out in their local community struck a chord with Trish Richards. Trish, who has undertaken volunteer work for charitable organisations before, dropped in on Loaves and Fishes, a community meals project in central Nelson. “I enjoy helping out where there’s

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  • Business owners support athlete’s bid ...

    Joeline Jones with CrestClean’s Colin and Linda Bartlett.

      Caring CrestClean couple Linda and Colin Bartlett have helped to pave the way for a preschool teacher to represent New Zealand in Spain at an international athletics event. Thanks to the generous support of Motueka locals, Joeline Jones is now on track to attend the World Masters Track and

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  • Nelson Regional Manager clocks up 10 yea...

    Barbara and Shane de Vries have just marked 10 years’ service with CrestClean.

      When Barbara de Vries bought a cleaning business in 2008 it was meant to be stopgap until she figured out her next move. Now a decade later she and her husband Shane have just clocked up a decade with CrestClean and recently received a long service award to mark

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  • School bags a prize in Crest PropertyCar...

    Craig Starrenburg and Judy-Anne Sunby receive the rugby balls from Barbara de Vries, CrestClean’s Nelson Regional Manager.

    When Steve Matthews scored a bag of rugby balls for his school the timing of his win couldn’t be better. Steve, the Principal of Tasman Bay Christian School, was one of the six lucky winners in a promotion to celebrate the success of Crest PropertyCare – CrestClean’s new caretaking service

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  • Business allows couple to live the dream

    Charlie and Vicki Stratford have plenty of time to spend at their lifestyle block.

    Charlie and Vicki Stratford are living the dream after compressing their full time job into just two and half days a week. The Nelson CrestClean business owners have given over their Friday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays to work. But the trade-off is they can relax the rest of the

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  • School has surprise gift for franchisee

    Going the extra mile for her customers is something Michelle Lockhart prides herself in. She loves working at Motueka South School where she and her husband Ross share the cleaning duties on Monday to Friday each week. So the Nelson franchisee didn’t have to think twice about donning her CrestClean

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