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Monday, 26 August 2013
First it was knives and glassware. Now complete your kitchen with 90 percent off designer Alessi cutlery at Countdown

Summer is on its way and to ensure you’re ready to entertain, Countdown is offering customers a chance to collect Italian-designed, high quality Alessi cutlery this August to December.

Thursday, 22 August 2013
Woolworths acquires EziBuy - commits to further growth and investment

Woolworths Limited (Woolworths), parent company of New Zealand’s Woolworths New Zealand, today announced that it will acquire EziBuy Holdings Limited (EziBuy) from founding shareholders Peter and Gerard Gillespie and Catalyst Investment Managers.

Monday, 5 August 2013
New Zealanders come together to make a difference during Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Hospital visits aren’t usually part of most children’s after-school routines, but for nine-year-old Cantabrian Maddie Collins, the ambassador for this year’s Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal, hospital has been a significant part of her young life.

Friday, 2 August 2013
Countdown puts affordable inspiration on the menu with Feed Four for $15

Rustling up a tasty dinner every night can be a chore, and with more than half of Countdown supermarket shoppers revealing in a survey that they base their dinner time decisions on cost per meal, affordable inspiration can often be hard to come by.

Monday, 22 July 2013
Countdown stores open as usual in earthquake areas – only online delivery

All Countdown stores around New Zealand are open and operating as usual, with online shopping deliveries to the Wellington CBD the only customers affected by the earthquakes today.

Friday, 19 July 2013
New Countdown supermarket for Spitfire Square

Christchurch Airport and Woolworths New Zealand have announced that a new Countdown supermarket will open within the airport’s Spitfire Square retail development.

Monday, 8 July 2013
Help remember those who can’t with Alzheimers New Zealand Appeal

Dementia is one of New Zealand’s most significant and growing healthcare challenges, and Countdown stores across New Zealand are supporting Alzheimers New Zealand in their four week Appeal between 8 July and 4 August.

Thursday, 4 July 2013
Shoppers star in new Countdown campaign

Countdown has today launched a new series of advertisements featuring everyday Kiwis in their local supermarket, without scripts, actors, props or prompts.

Monday, 1 July 2013
Countdown customers ‘shop smarter’ this week

Countdown customers will learn the te reo translations for some of their favourite everyday items while they shop this week as part of Māori Language Week 2013.

Monday, 24 June 2013
Construction begins on Countdown Ferrymead

Construction has started on Countdown’s new Ferrymead store, which is being rebuilt on the same Ferry Road site as the original Countdown, badly damaged and subsequently closed and demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.