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As Kiwis munch their way through millions of hot cross buns this Easter, they’ll be helping our littlest New Zealanders in need, with a portion of sales of the popular Easter treat being donated to KidsCan’s early childhood education programme.

As demand for online shopping continues to grow in Christchurch, Countdown is today introducing brand new technology to its Moorhouse store which will increase the availability of online shopping in the city by an additional 4,000 orders per week.

Countdown and it’s customers have delivered a game-changing donation for young rainbow people with $123,000 in funds raised for RainbowYOUTH to help support queer, gender-diverse, takatāpui and intersex young people throughout Aotearoa.

Countdown is recalling Woolworths Cauliflower Rice, due to the potential presence of small pieces of wood. 

As demand for online shopping shows no signs of slowing down across the country, Countdown is trialling new contactless technology that kicks convenience up another notch for customers.

Countdown is hoping to encourage Kiwi kids to start the new school year with an environmental project at their school or early childhood centre, with its Growing for Good grant funding doubled to $50,000 for the 2021 round.

Pōkeno locals will no longer have to traverse the Bombay Hills for their groceries - or risk being cut off again from much needed supplies during a lockdown - with the opening of the brand new, long-awaited, Countdown Pōkeno store.

Countdown is sharing the love this Pride Month, which also happens to coincide with the most romantic month of the year.  The company has kickstarted its fundraising drive for RainbowYOUTH with a $25,000 donation, and is encouraging customers to donate as well to support queer, gender-diverse and intersex young people in Aotearoa.

Countdown has unveiled the next generation of online shopping in New Zealand, with brand new technology that sorts and moves products directly to its team of 200 personal shoppers in Countdown’s Penrose eStore in Auckland.

A combination of heavy customer demand and international shipping delays have seen Countdown announce a one week extension to the redemption period for its popular glass container programme.