Auckland West

  • Students thanked for designing CrestClean’s marmalade gift

    Marmalade jars were presented in packaging designed by the Avondale students.

    CrestClean customers have been “blown away” by a specially-commissioned Christmas gift from Auckland West Regional Manager Caroline Wedding. And it’s all thanks to students at Avondale Intermediate School, who set to work designing a unique presentation package for jars of the school’s popular homemade organic marmalade. It all started when Caroline visited the school and

  • Principals are quick on the draw as RecycleKiwi...

    James Le Marquand, Principal Arohanui Special School in Te Atatu South, and Hine Viskovich, Deputy Principal Fruitvale School, New Lynn. With them is Caroline Wedding (centre), CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager.

    Senior teachers got some hands-on experience of CrestClean’s new education initiative that teaches kids about recycling. Spread over two separate days, members of the West Auckland Principals and the North Shore Principals’ Association attended a leadership day at Kumeu. During a break in proceedings, CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager Caroline Wedding took the opportunity to

  • Former carpenter finds his niche as school’s...

    Principal Janet Moyle with caretaker Tagau Meleson seen presenting a RecycleKiwi resource pack.

    He’s become the school’s “Mr Fix-it” and nothing is too much trouble for Tagau Meleson. The carpenter and joiner, who has more than 40 years’ experience, has found his niche as the caretaker at Auckland’s Henderson Valley School. Whether he’s mowing lawns and gardening or carrying out general maintenance tasks, such as replacing faulty locks

  • Caretaker wins praise of grateful school principal

    Shalvin Raj with Don Buck School’s Principal Jennice Murray (right) and admin staff Carolyn Goffin and Michelle Lewis.

    Putting her school’s caretaking duties in CrestClean’s hands has been a resounding success, says Principal Jennice Murray. “I would never go back to any other way now,” adds the head of Don Buck School. Crest PropertyCare provides schools and businesses with a viable alternative to directly employing a caretaker. Caretaking duties operate on a contract

  • CrestClean couple join volunteers in beach clean-up of...

    CrestClean business owners Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova have been praised for their part in making a community-led beach clean-up a big success. The couple joined dozens of other volunteers to collect rubbish on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach. Event organiser Christina Norton thanked CrestClean for providing buckets and equipment as an army of 60 people descended

  • Beyond the job: Unsung hero recognised for community...

    When kids turn up to school without shoes it tugs at his heartstrings and in his mind’s eye he pictures his own upbringing in Fiji. As the school’s property caretaker, Puti Apati is a popular figure and he gets to know most of the children attending Kelston Intermediate School. But it’s the kids from homes

  • Auditor impressed by standard of cleaning provided by...

    The high standard of work carried out by CrestClean at Hospice West Auckland received a special mention during an official Government audit. “It went really well and the auditor was especially impressed with how clean the premises are and how tidy the cleaners’ workspace was,” says Amanda Zinsli, the hospice’s Quality and Clinical Projects Manager.

  • Sharing franchisees’ achievements brings personal reward for manager

    Giving out long service awards is one of the pleasures that makes her role as Auckland West Regional Manager so rewarding. Seeing her team members growing their CrestClean businesses and chalking up personal milestones along the way is a great feeling, says Caroline Wedding. And there were plenty of smiles all round when Vile and

  • New bride to join him as Maulik plans...

    Maulik Patel says being a CrestClean business owner has given him a lot more freedom. He loves the flexibility of choosing the hours he works, which fits in well with his main job as manager of a family convenience store in Auckland. “It’s a great feeling of being your own boss and I’m really happy,”

  • Bird-rescue pair officially honoured

    CrestClean couple Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova, who saved the life of a baby bird that was stuck in a drain, have been officially thanked by company boss Grant McLauchlan. A heart-warming video of the rescue at Hobsonville Point Secondary School captivated viewers throughout the country when it was featured on TV3 programme The Project.

  • It’s CrestClean to the rescue after quick-thinking team...

    Dominik checks the storm drain during the rescue.

    An Auckland CrestClean franchisee was the hero of the day after rescuing a trapped baby bird that was stuck down a drain. The wildlife rescue story  reached TV screens nationwide on Friday when it was featured on TV Three show The Project’s good news sector. The drama unfolded when Dominik’s partner Barbora Opavova was taking

  • Couples have sights set high as CrestClean exceeds...

    CrestClean is attracting a new generation of motivated professionals keen to have more control of their working lives. High-achievers who have bought a cleaning franchise have included accountants, software designers, solicitors and people working in banking. Caroline Wedding, CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager, says the cleaning industry is fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of young


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