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Thursday, 26 June 2014
Countdown’s new Regent store opens its doors!

Mayor of Whangarei, Sheryl Mai, has today opened Countdown’s newest Whangarei store, located in Regent on the corner of Kamo Road and Manse Street. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
New Countdown St Johns fuels local job creation

Countdown has opened a new store in the Auckland suburb of St Johns, creating 82 new jobs as part of its 131-strong team, including 34 people through Work and Income and 13 from nearby Tamaki College. 


Monday, 23 June 2014
A Lyttelton Local Returns: SuperValue opens, groceries are back in business

Lyttelton SuperValue will open its doors today after extensive damage from the 2011 earthquakes closed the existing supermarket.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Doors open in Whitianga for first Countdown on the Coromandel

Countdown has opened its first supermarket in the Coromandel Peninsula town of Whitianga today, creating 55 new jobs in the local community, including 6 people through Work and Income. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Work starts on Countdown Hobsonville

Countdown is pleased to confirm that work is starting in Hobsonville for a new supermarket, which will create up to 110 jobs and will engage dozens of building and construction companies. 

Friday, 30 May 2014
FreshChoice Ranui opens its doors

FreshChoice Ranui has today been officially opened by local MP and Minister for Social Development, Hon Paula Bennett.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Record bun season raises $82,500 for kids’ hospitals

Hungry Kiwis have munched through more than 10.8 million hot cross buns during this year’s Easter season, raising a record $82,500 for the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal.

Friday, 23 May 2014
Consent received for Stratford

Countdown is pleased to confirm it has received Council consent to build a $15 million supermarket in Stratford that will create up to 110 jobs and engage dozens of local construction workers and building contractors.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Doors open for first Countdown in Amberley

Countdown has opened its first supermarket in the North Canterbury town of Amberley today, creating 87 jobs in the local community.

Monday, 5 May 2014
Applications now open for agriculture scholarship: boost NZ agriculture and help start careers

Applications are open to any young Kiwi farmers, graziers, station managers, students and agronomists for one of 25 places for an agriculture business scholarship programme, run by Countdown’s parent company, Woolworths Limited.