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Message To Our Customers And Visitors

As the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold, we assure you we are committed to the health and safety of our visitors and team across all our New Zealand centres.

We will endeavour to remain open and operating in order to sustain the activities of our customers. We will also continue to maintain the highest level of service, minimise inconvenience and operate with Covid Safe Practices.

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COVID-19 – Message from our CEO

Message to customers (Updated March 27th, 2020).

The situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and our company is constantly adapting. New Zealand is now at Level 4.

We remain committed to the safety of our customers and employees, and also to sustaining the activities of the customers that use our services for a range of reasons. Despite the changes being implemented, all of the Kennards Self Storage team is committed to minimising any inconvenience and indeed will be providing an exceptional experience while also ensuring the highest level of safety.

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COVID-19 Message from our CEO

Message to customers (Updated March 26th, 2020).

The situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and our company is constantly adapting.

We are committed to the safety of our customers and employees, and also to sustaining the activities of the customers that use our services for a range of reasons. Despite the changes being implemented, all of the Kennards Self Storage team is committed to minimising any inconvenience and indeed will be providing an exceptional experience while also ensuring the highest level of safety.

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COVID-19 – Message from our CEO

Message to our customers and visitors:

The situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and our company is adapting to this every day.

We are committed to the safety of our customers and employees, and also to sustaining the activities of the customers that use our services for a range of reasons. Despite the changes being implemented, all of the Kennards Self Storage team is committed to minimising any inconvenience and indeed will be providing an exceptional experience while also ensuring the highest level of safety.

Opening Hours – We remain open and are operating as normal. While many businesses have high contact with people, and are considered non-essential, self storage has very low contact. We are mindful that many of our customers support a range of industries that are essential. These include contractors, emergency activities, suppliers to health industry and also charities. We are a link in the chain of essential services and will endeavour to operate as normal.

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Infamous Self Storage Property from Silence of the Lambs to be Sold

silence of the lambsIn a gripping scene of Silence of the Lambs, FBI trainee Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, seeking clues to resolve the capture of a serial killer (known as Buffalo Bill) visits Your Self Storage to find a severed head. The clue leads to the deeper involvement of Hannibal Lecter in the case to assist profile the murderer.

It seems that Your Self Storage actually exists as an operating storage business in a large multi storey warehouse in Pittsburg, and is about to be sold at auction.

It is confidently assumed that no more grim evidence of a Buffalo Bills crimes exist in the building.

Silence of the a Lambs was filmed in 1990 and released the following year.

The property will be auctioned on April 24th.

Read more: ‘Silence of the Lambs’ film site in Point Breeze for sale

Author: Sam Kennard, Managing Director, Kennards Self Storage

Kennards Mobile Site Goes Live!

28137-find-your-spaceKennards Self Storage has now launched its web site specifically for mobile phones.

The functionality and user-experience has been overhauled to provide an elegant, friendly and fast service to people using smaller phones.

Smart phones with location services enabled will quickly find the nearest Kennards Self Storage centre and with another touch or two the centre can be easily called or a real-time quote provided.

The appeal of the new mobile site has been proven with immediate strong usage and reservation rates.

To have a look check our Australian mobile web site: www.kss.com.au (on your smart phone)

Or New Zealand go here: www.kennards.co.nz

Author: Sam Kennard

Kennards Submission to Federal Parliamentary Inquiry in to Family Business

Kennards Self Storage is a proud family owned business with its inception dating back to 1973 when the late Neville Kennard built the first self storage in Australia. Neville Kennards original successful enterprise was Kennards Hire, which he also took over from his father.

Our family have a rich and proud history of family business success.  In this regard, we have made deliberate strategic decisions to enable our business to survive and thrive for the long term, over multiple generations of ownership. We are also members of Family Business Australia (FBA). This has been a valuable place to learn about creating a sustainable family business.

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