Tauranga News

  • CrestClean business owner steps up as op...

    CrestClean business owner Pinakin Patel has stepped up to become the company’s Tauranga Operations Manager. Jan Lichtwark, Tauranga Regional Manager, says Pinakin was the obvious choice for the role. “He runs a very successful family franchise and has a huge amount of experience and knowledge from his 16 years in

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  • Vehicle audit shows pride taken by Crest...

    The high standard of vehicles presented for an official audit of fleet vehicles in Tauranga has been praised by CrestClean’s General Manager Franchise Services. Sam Lewis says it was another example of the owner-operators being proud of how they run their businesses. “It’s great to see franchisees taking a real

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  • Talented young animator helps get Recycl...

    Bringing RecycleKiwi’s iconic bird character to life was a challenge budding young animator Tai Preece took in his stride. The 13-year-old Mount Maunganui College student was invited by CrestClean to apply his animation skills to the kiwi bird, the distinctive hallmark of the company’s educational programme on recycling and waste

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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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  • Customised wheels makes his CrestClean v...

    When it came to jazzing up the wheels on his CrestClean NV200 van, Ralph Sales took a trip down memory lane for inspiration. He wanted to emulate the look of an AE86 series Toyota Corolla, a car that appeared in a popular Japanese TV series from the ‘90s called Initial

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  • Dual role keeps CrestClean business owne...

    Malcolm Brown is celebrating three years with CrestClean.

    Variety is the name of the game for CrestClean’s Malcolm Brown who has two very different roles within the organisation. As well as running his own successful cleaning franchise, Malcolm has another job ensuring his fellow business owners around the country have all the tools and materials needed to carry

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  • Quality assurance co-ordinator celebrate...

    Woo-Sung Lee with CrestClean Regional Manager Jan Lichtwark

    “I just can’t believe how fast it’s gone,” says CrestClean’s Woo-Sung Lee as he reflected on reaching his five-year milestone with the company. The martial arts expert hit the ground running when he joined CrestClean in 2014, quickly making a big impression with his customers and CrestClean management. He had

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  • Friendships made along the way as couple...

    Binesh Naidu and Nag Mani

    It’s been seven years since they bought their business and they are in total agreement it has been one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. For Binesh Naidu and Nag Mani, their cleaning franchise means a lot more than doing a great job. Many of their Tauranga customers have

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  • Stress gone after leaving corporate worl...

    Richard Kemm celebrates five years with CrestClean.

    Since joining CrestClean five years ago Richard Kemm hasn’t looked back and says it was a great move. Richard, a former business banking manager for ANZ, left his job in Hamilton and relocated to Tauranga with his wife Erika for a new start in the Bay of Plenty. His bank

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  • Business boosted after going full time w...

    Shailesh Chandra and Ravina Prasad have been with CrestClean for five years.

    Being made redundant from his full time job was just the incentive he needed to expand his already successful CrestClean business. After leaving Kiwi Bus Builders, Shailesh Chandra took the opportunity to invest further in the cleaning franchise he runs with his wife Ravina Prasad. Now overseeing a business with

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  • Passion for the job shines as Neville ce...

    He has a sharp eye for detail and says he gets a real buzz out of cleaning.  After three years of owning his CrestClean business, Neville Hall is as enthusiastic as the day he started. “I suppose I am passionate about cleanliness and cleaning. I just love to see things

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  • Ute proves to be a good advert for his C...

    It’s turning heads in Te Puke and acting as a mobile billboard for his CrestClean business.  Rajinder Chauhan is over the moon with his Hilux ute, which he says frequently becomes a conversation opener with passers-by. Whether he is parked at Te Puke High School doing the cleaning or out

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