Countdown is putting its annual call out for innovative, climate change focussed projects as it launches its fourth year of Growing for Good grants. The funding is centred on the biggest crises facing the planet, and this year applications are open to secondary schools for the first time ever.
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Countdown recalls Woolworths Choc Berry Mix 400g
Countdown has issued a recall for two batches of Woolworths Choc Berry Mix 400g due to the presence of milk, which was not included in the on-pack ingredients list.
Countdown bucks inflation with the price of more than 500 essentials frozen for winter
From Monday, 9 May, Countdown is freezing the price of more than 500 essential products to help give New Zealanders more certainty on food prices as the country moves into winter.
Great new grocery store for Greville with opening of Countdown Greville Road
Residents on Auckland’s North Shore now have a brand new Countdown supermarket to enjoy with the latest store, Countdown Greville Road, opening earlier today.
Buns, choccy and maybe a roast - how Kiwis are celebrating Easter this year
Kiwis will be enjoying some traditional - and not so traditional - fare to celebrate Easter this year. While the Easter Bunny is getting a helping hand with Kiwis snapping up Easter classics like chocolate eggs and hot cross buns early, there’s also a noticeable trend this year for ‘traditional with a twist’.
Countdown welcomes modern slavery legislation proposals
Countdown has welcomed the start of a public consultation on potential legislation that could change the lives of people working in modern slavery and exploitative conditions both locally and around the world.
Much-anticipated Countdown Awapuni now open for business
After eight years of planning, development and construction, the brand-new, long-awaited Countdown Awapuni has opened its doors to Palmerston North locals for the first time this morning.
Countdown and Cookie Time team up to bring a new flavour to the table this Easter: Cookie Smash Choc Cross Buns
Countdown and Cookie Time have teamed-up to put a twist on a traditional Easter treat with a brand new, limited-edition flavour of hot cross buns: Cookie Smash Choc Cross Buns.
Statement: Woolworths NZ welcomes Commerce Commission’s final report and commits to next steps
Statement to be attributed to Spencer Sonn, Managing Director, Woolworths New Zealand: