Whakatane 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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  • Buying a franchise brings new freedom

    Running their own courier company turned into a long hard road for Akshay and Naina Kumar. The young Rotorua couple wanted to work for themselves – but the reality soon kicked in when their work/life balance got seriously out of kilter. Twelve-hour days began to take a toll, leaving them

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  • Pilot winging over the Bay

    The CrestClean Amphibious Microlight has been featured in the Whakatane-based newsaper The Beacon and Bay of Plenty Times. Pilot Derek Holmes spent last weekend flying over Whakatane, Opotiki, Ohope and Mt Maunganui. Both articles highlighted the uniqueness of the aircraft and in recognition of the historic change facing New Zealand, Mr

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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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  • CrestClean Rides High at Opotiki Rodeo

    For 54 years, bronc riders, ropers, barrel racers, and other cowboys have gathered at what’s now being called the “CrestClean Opotiki Rodeo,” thanks to Whakatane franchisees Geoff and Di Price. This entrepreneurial CrestClean team, with support from the greater Crest company, have undertaken sponsorship of the popular local event for

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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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  • Livin’ the Good Life in Ohope

    The good thing about owning a CrestClean franchise is that you can make it work to suit your lifestyle. A great example of a franchise team doing just that is David and Louisa Hayward from Whakatane. David left New Zealand in 1974 for the Solomon Islands on a one-year work

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  • New Role for Geoff Price

    Congratulations to Geoff Price who has been appointed as the new floor trainer to Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane regions. He and his wife, Diana have been with CrestClean for two years and Regional Director, Bill Douglas says “they are a very hard working couple and are proud of what they

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