Taupo News

  • Business owners drive CrestClean’s suc...

    CrestClean’s Managing Director heaped praise on the company’s local business owners at the annual team meeting in Rotorua. Grant McLauchlan said the company’s turnover has grown by 12.4 percent nationally in the past financial year and the Rotoura region had played an important part in that increase. “We’ve become a

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  • Cleaning kick-started career with Crest ...

      Just like the martial arts passion that keeps him fighting fit, his role as a CrestClean Quality Assurance Co-ordinator keeps Woo Sung Lee on his toes. The 41 year old, an accomplished Taekwondo master, has proved to be a high-flyer within the company and is loving his new job.

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  • Carpet expert finds supersize van is bes...

    Carpet care expert Kent Wilkinson with his sign-written Nissan NV350 van.

    Carpet care expert Kent Wilkinson has gone supersize with a new vehicle that has the space and grunt to cope with his expanding Taupo business. When it came to a vehicle suitable for the job, his choice of a Nissan NV350 ticked all the boxes, he says. “We can carry

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  • Window cleaning? Expert’s sparkling ti...

    Everyone wanted to shine when it came to who could do the best job cleaning windows. And with their efforts being crystal clear to onlookers, it was no wonder things got a bit competitive during a training course for these Rotorua and Taupo franchisees. Overseeing everything was Joe Singh, a

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  • Cleaning? It’s what I really love!

    Running his own cleaning business couldn’t be a better fit for Kamal Singh. The 26-year-old franchisee happily confessed that having things clean and tidy is a passion that extends to all areas of his life, and cleaning has become a bit of a ‘hobby’ that he really enjoys. And after

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  • From fast-food workers to franchise supe...

    Love blossomed for Nancy Nandan and Kent Wilkinson when they worked at McDonald’s.

    When Nancy Nadan took a shine to a fellow McDonald’s worker she soon realised it would be up to her to make the first move. She’d heard from other staff that Kent Wilkinson liked her, so she decided to pluck up the courage to invite him out one evening when

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  • CrestClean Amphibious Microlight takes f...

    The CrestClean sponsored Amphibious Microlight has spent the last three months clocking up air miles throughout the North Island. Pilot Derek Holmes has enjoyed seeing Auckland, the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo from the air as well as meeting people who are interested in the unique aircraft. “I love

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  • Awards aplenty at Bay of Plenty team mee...

    A number of franchisees were recognised for their hard work and commitment at the Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane team meeting. Damitha Gamage, Lalith Degambada, Wen Ding Lin and Kim Cheng received their British Institute of Cleaning Sciences (BICSc) Cleaning Professional Skills Suite and their Master Cleaners Training Institute Module 2

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  • Shared lunches strengthen bond between t...

    Shared lunches are continuing to strengthen the bond between Rotorua and Taupo franchisees. Rotorua/Taupo/Whakatane Regional Manager Bill Douglas says the shared lunches, which happen once every two months, are a chance for franchisees to network and catch up with each other. “We hold these in Rotorua. It is a great

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  • Experienced Quality Assurance manager ap...

    Jason Cheng is CrestClean’s new Operations Co-ordinator for Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, which includes Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane. This role requires Jason to undertake quality audits, assist with implementing new contracts and be a guiding force for franchisees new to the business. Crest has similar co-ordinators

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  • Beautiful Christmas Party at Lake Rotoru...

    Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane CrestClean franchisees and their families gathered together to celebrate the holiday season and the end of a busy, productive year on Saturday the 13th of December. The party was held at the beautiful Hamurana Springs Reserve, on the north shore of Lake Rotorua and nearly 90

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  • Still Excited 11 Years On

    After 11 years with CrestClean, Bill Douglas says, “I still get excited about it all.” Originally a franchisee and now Regional Director for Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane, he says when he initially opened doors in Whakatane in 2010 he was unfazed by Crest’s anonymity there. His first job was small,

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