Monday, 21 September 2020
Countdown celebrates te reo Māori year-round
21 Mahuru 2020: Customers may have noticed more te reo Māori during their supermarket shop last week but can rest assured it won’t be disappearing now that Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has come to an end.
Countdown unveils contactless shopping and artificial intelligence with new Scan&Go tech
21 September 2020: Countdown is testing out a contactless Scan&Go service where hi-tech scales know what you’re buying and customers can skip the regular checkout for an easy in-store shopping experience.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
RUN, DON'T WALK – SHAKE OUT DOES A KIWI MASH-UP RIGHT
With lamington chips having a mixed reaction, Kiwi burger joint Shake Out has set about doing retro combinations right.
The contactless-before-it-was-cool fast food stores have mashed up some classic flavours to build on our love for nostalgia in these strange times.
Monday, 10 August 2020
Freightways lands extended deal to move Kiwi cargo across the Tasman
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Countdown releases New Zealand's first nationwide grocery shopping app
21 July 2020: Countdown has this week launched grocery shopping directly from its myCountdown app across the country, the first time Kiwis nationwide can shop seamlessly from a mobile app, anytime and anywhere they like.
Friday, 29 May 2020
Millennials all over the shop during Level 4 lockdown
Life under lockdown looked similar for most Kiwis, but the way we shopped at the supermarket divided the nation amongst old and young.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Countdown Rototuna store now open to the public with exciting NZ-first initiatives
Tuesday 26 May: Countdown’s brand new Rototuna supermarket has officially opened to the public today, after initially serving as an online-only store to keep up with the demand for online orders throughout the last few months.
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Race car driver amalgamates Big Boys Toys and CRC Speedshow
Thursday, 23 April 2020
Countdown fast-tracks Rototuna store opening to focus on massive online shopping demand – includes Drive Thru groceries
23 April 2020: Countdown is today opening its brand new store in Rototuna one month earlier than planned, with the store initially solely focused on the significant demand for online shopping seen in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thursday, 16 April 2020
Countdown opens country's first 24-hour eStore to service massive online shopping demand
Thursday, 9 April 2020
Thousands of meals delivered to the frontline to say thank you
08 April 2020
Thousands of meals delivered to the frontline to say thank you
KiwiSaver provider Fisher Funds has today announced an initiative to donate 3,000 meals to hospital care staff who have been working on the frontline amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, 20 March 2020
Free streaming for those in need of a self-isolation binge
For those looking for an escape while holed up at home, Acorn TV will immediately begin offering an extended 30-day free trial for new subscribers (previously a 7-day trial).
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM brings massive sound and extreme bass to any party
Today, Ultimate Ears expands its award-winning lineup of portable BluetoothⓇ speakers with Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, the brand’s loudest and bassiest speaker yet, rocking triple the loudness and more than six times the bass of MEGABOOM 3.
Monday, 18 November 2019
Salvation Army is home for more than 1,800 Kiwis this Christmas
As Aotearoa plans for festive season celebrations, The Salvation Army is preparing to make its house a home to hundreds of men, women and children who have nowhere else to stay.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
The Anglophile's cup of tea: streaming service Acorn TV reveals new slate of captivating drama and crime thrillers
Tuesday September 17, 2019 – For those after a Brit-fix, a new wave of compelling crime and drama shows is now available for the first time in New Zealand via streaming service Acorn TV from AMC Networks.
Monday, 16 September 2019
A MASTERFUL COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO WHISKEY LEGENDS LANDS ON NEW ZEALAND SHORES
East Meets West as this first-of-its-kind bourbon melds Kentucky distilling tradition with Japanese blending excellence.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
$2 million revamp for iconic Britomart location
One of Auckland's most well-known bars has been reinvented with a new name and a $2 million make-over just in time for the Rugby World Cup.
Thursday, 8 August 2019
Countdown to raise more than $1 million for kids hospitals
Countdown’s Kids Hospital Appeal is in full swing and hopes to raise more than $1 million for sick and recovering children and teens around the country.
Monday, 8 July 2019
The Salvation Army opens free medical clinic as winter hits hard
The Salvation Army is running a temporary medical consultation service from one of its busiest centres this month to make healthcare more accessible to people living in poverty.
Monday, 24 June 2019
Auckland's favourite cheat day just got a whole lot tastier
Auckland’s shrine to all things chocolate and coffee has seriously stepped it up for 2019.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
ROLL UP FOR FREE SUSHI - New roll-your-own sushi restaurant opens in Auckland
Cult Japanese-inspired artisan sushi store, Sushi Sushi, is coming to town and shouting lunch.
Monday, 29 April 2019
Postie appoints new CEO
Iconic retailer Postie has announced the appointment of Linda Leonard to Chief Executive Officer.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Westpac Stadium filled three times with people asking for help
The Salvation Army is facing yet another year of high demand and is pleading for support to help crowds of people frontline staff see every day.
Monday, 4 March 2019
CELEBRITY DESIGNS AIM TO GET MODEMS OUT OF THE CLOSET
It’s no secret that the staple modem now seen in 79 per cent of Kiwi homes is widely regarded as an eyesore, banished to closets and cupboards.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
New Zealand masterpieces to join the Samsung Frame TV collection - The second generation of the Frame TV has launched in New Zealand with broader functionality, refined design and stunning new additions from Te Papa to the Art Store.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – January – Having won over the design set with its sleek aesthetic and transformative Art Mode, Samsung has announced the launch of its second generation Frame TV that features a nod to New Zealand’s art heritage.
Monday, 31 December 2018
A New Year's resolution worth keeping
With the turn of a new year comes promises from many to reinvent, refresh and renew with a set of personal goals.
Friday, 28 December 2018
Nearly 16,000 children seek emergency aid over Christmas
The Salvation Army releases key figures from 2018 Christmas Appeal.
Friday, 23 November 2018
DINING IN THE 'BURBS - The new foodie destination on Aucklanders' lips this November
One of Auckland’s city fringe suburbs, famous first for animated comedy series ‘Bro Town’, is about to get tongues wagging again with a delicious new wonder-filled place, near your place.
Monday, 19 November 2018
One in five can't afford to celebrate Christmas, survey finds
The Salvation Army says impact of government Families Package won't be felt till next year
A recent survey1 commissioned by The Salvation Army shows that a large proportion of Kiwis can’t afford to celebrate Christmas.
Sunday, 18 November 2018
Nearly a third of Kiwis want to know their neighbours - survey
Almost one in three New Zealanders say they want to know their neighbours but feel they haven’t had the opportunity, according to new survey results.