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Meet the Manager at Three Kings

We value all the Team Members at Kennards Self Storage and within other organisations. There are some exceptional people who show passion and attitude and are an example for others to follow. We are fortunate at Kennards Self Storage Three Kings to have Mark Montgomery as the Centre Manager for the last year and half. He works alongside Assistant Manager Katie.

Mark is considered in our business to have ‘orange blood’! He was worked within the business for over 13 years at various sites. Starting out in Melbourne where he managed many of the largest facilities before moving up to Wollongong close to Sydney. There he was successful in renting up this new site quickly before returning to New Zealand. After a short stint at the Mt Eden centre Mark then moved to his current role at the Three Kings centre, where he is the Training Hubb Manager for all the NZ centres. Any NZ Team Member joining the business is now trained by Mark.

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Move in Easy at Three Kings

It has never been easier to move your items in and out of your storage unit with the onsite availability of the  EMU ( Easy Moving Unit ) for hire or a horse float trailer to move in for free.

The Emu is available to hire at economical rates at any time from Kennards Self Storage Three Kings starting from just $25 per hour for those quick trips around the central city area or if you have a lot of items or need to travel a few kms, the daily rate at $120.00 can give you peace of mind.

Driving the EMU is easy, it is automatic transmission and you only need a car license to drive. Simply drop into the office and complete the easy sign off form with the Three Kings team located just off Mt Eden road where Danske Mblier and Harvey Furnishers are located.

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Life-Changing Baby Boxes

Little Sprouts is a registered charitable trust run entirely by passionate volunteers. They believe that all babies in New Zealand deserve the best start in life!

Kennards Self Storage at Wellington were approached by Little Sprouts in 2016, asking them to be a collection point for the public wishing to donate clothes, goods etc, while also donating boxes to pack goods in for those in need. Today Kennards still support this wonderful initiative and the good work that the volunteers of Little Sprouts do.

Little Sprouts Give away FREE life-changing packs full of quality, essential items to babies in real need via seven branches across New Zealand. Their branches currently support babies in Auckland, Gisborne, Waikato, Kapiti, Greater Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill.

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Christmas Time – Hide The Presents!

At the time of writing this blog, there is just 29 days to Christmas and it is around this time of year that certain kind of savvy storage customer appears – the one that wants to hide their presents and gifts!

A storage unit has become one of the best ways to hold those special items, whether it is of an awkward size or cannot be wrapped up neatly and needs to be hidden until the 25th. The storage unit can give you the ultimate peace of mind for almost anything as everything can be kept secure until needed with the knowledge that only you have the access code and key to the unit. Classic examples are children bikes, a special furniture item and items that are unusually large that would be easily identified if found!

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Kennards Self Storage Growth In New Zealand Continues

Plans to develop land acquired in both Auckland and the Hawkes Bay are now well advanced to ensure future growth for Kennards Self Storage in New Zealand, to meet continued growth as the self-storage market marches on at a steady rate.

The Auckland site in Wairau Park will be of considerable interest, as this will be the first purpose-built site by Kennards Self Storage since the existing portfolio of sites had been rebranded back in 2008. By building new, we can incorporate the latest technology and storage unit mix that we know works best with both the residential and growing commercial market of customers. Along with helpful extras such as Wi-Fi equipped conference rooms and complimentary customer refreshment facilities.

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Special Recognition to our Wellington Star!

At Kennards Self Storage, we recognise that our Team Members are the heart and mind of the business. They have the Freedom as individuals to make decisions, achieve, grow and prosper! It forms a significant part of our company strategy to attract and keep the best people.

Within the business, there are specific individuals that go further and create more significant value or greatly exceed expectations that are not only recognised, they are celebrated with recognition to a distinguished level. At Kennards Self Storage we call these the “Freedom Awards” where Team Members have the opportunity to nominate a teammate.

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Hawkes Bay Teams Clean Up At The Achievement Awards

Both of our Teams from the Hawkes BayNapier ( who also run the satellite Onekawa facility ) and Hastings had beaming smiles after being recognised recently at the Annual Kennards Self Storage Achievement Awards,  where the company celebrate the achievements of Team Members and Centres.

On the night, three awards were given to the Napier Team, lead by Joshua Johnston along with Nealla Lyttle and Jonathan Claybourne; for exceptional Sales Excellence, Sustained Growth of their Centres and the Gold standard for Centre presentation. The Sales Excellence Award is of significant achievement, as this recognises consistent superior levels of customer services. This is measured over the year by an independent Mystery Shopper company for all Team Members, so receiving this award is definitely something special.

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Five Questions To Ask When Renting A Storage Space

All products and services in our life have vast differences in quality, and self storage is no different. It may seem that an empty space is a uniform homogenous commodity but there are indeed stark contrasts between the storage options.

Here are 5 quick questions to assist when considering storing your valuable stuff.

1. Can I come and go when I like?
Putting your stuff in storage is a short term temporary measure while you reorganise your life. It is highly probable you will want to take stuff out and put other stuff back in. You will want to do this at your leisure not at the discretion of the operator. Some professional storage companies offer 24/7 access with associated high-end security. Others step down to simply business hours. While some are very limited to set times of the week.

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