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Friday, 5 February 2016
Countdown invites Kiwis to Go for Gold with swipe-and-win promotion: Four trips for two to the Rio Olympic Games up for grabs plus $10,000 in gold to be won every day from 8 February – 6 March

Countdown, proud sponsor of the New Zealand 2016 Olympic Team, today announced it is giving away $10,000 worth of gold every day from Monday 8 February.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Salvation Army calls for school lunch donations

As parents send their kids back to school this week, Countdown and The Salvation Army are encouraging Kiwis to donate lunchbox bundles for those in need via New Zealand’s very first online food bank.

Monday, 25 January 2016
More than 750 trolleys of food donated to those in need

Countdown customers donated more than 750 trolleys full of food to help families in need over the Christmas period, through Countdown’s annual Food Rescue Appeal.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Managing Director confirmed for Woolworths New Zealand

Woolworths Food Group today announced that Dave Chambers will return to the role of Managing Director of Woolworths New Zealand.

Friday, 15 January 2016
Food Price Index shows lower grocery prices for Kiwi consumers

Today, Statistics New Zealand announced that the Food Price Index is at its lowest levels since July 2012, dropping by 1.3 percent in the year to December 2015, led by grocery food prices, which decreased 3 percent over the year.

Monday, 11 January 2016
Countdown releases first Corporate Responsibility Report: Report shows 26% reduction in carbon emissions and 43% reduction in waste since 2006

Countdown has today released its inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report, detailing its progress with charitable and environmental commitments over the past financial year.

The Countdown Corporate Responsibility Report for 30 June 2014 – 28 June 2015, illustrates the business’ support for local communities as well as its dedication to improving the environmental impact of its business.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015
NZ’s first online foodbank available nationwide

Countdown has teamed up with The Salvation Army and web developer – Lucid to create and launch New Zealand’s first online foodbank.

Friday, 11 December 2015
Food Price Index shows lower grocery prices for Kiwi consumers

Today, Statistics New Zealand announced that the Food Price Index has dropped once again. Since October 2013, Countdown has dropped the everyday price of 3,000 products.

Friday, 11 December 2015
Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raises $1.1 million for children’s hospital wards: Fundraising effort sees much-needed medical equipment donated to 13 children’s hospital wards

Months of fundraising efforts by Countdown stores, customers and District Health Board staff have paid off, with this year’s Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raising more than $1.1 million for children’s hospital wards around the country.

Thursday, 10 December 2015
Doors open at Countdown Claudelands

Countdown’s brand new Claudelands store has been officially opened today by Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker.