News and media releases

The patience of the local Wainuiomata community has paid off, with the eagerly-awaited, brand new Countdown store officially opening its doors this morning.

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.”

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, an ...

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.