12/05 Media statement regarding Dunedin incident

To be attributed to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability.

“The Police have now completed their investigations at our Countdown Dunedin Central store and we thank them for their support over the last few days. This morning the store has been blessed by a local Kaumatua, which we know the whole team is very appreciative of. Our focus now is on helping make sure our team’s return to the store is as peaceful and as healing as it can be, and we would ask both the public and the media to respect our team’s privacy as they do this. We’re working on getting the store back in order and we’ll reopen for our local customers when we feel we’re ready to do so.”

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