10/05 Media statement regarding Dunedin incident
We are shocked and devastated by the events in our Dunedin Central Store this afternoon. Our priority right now is our injured team members and caring for our wider team in the wake of this extremely traumatic event. We are deeply upset that customers who tried to help our team members were also injured.
We have been concerned about the escalating violence towards our team, and this is something we have continued to talk and raise as an issue over the last year.
Our amazing team comes to work to serve Kiwis every day, and our customers visit our stores knowing that they will be safe. We are heartbroken that this wasn’t the case today.
Our Dunedin Central store will remain closed today and tomorrow while we support our team, and we are co-operating fully with the Police.