Wednesday, 31 March 2021
UBCO gets green light to accelerate EV adoption
Kiwi eco-tech pioneer UBCO is gearing up for wide spread adoption of its tough, safe and clean utility electric bikes across New Zealand farms, businesses and households thanks to funding from government-backed Carbn Group.
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Countdown delivers the latest online shopping tech to Christchurch shoppers
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.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Countdown trials new robotic locker to provide even more convenience for online shoppers
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.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Oticon calls on Kiwis to take early action this World Hearing Day with one in six suffering from hearing impairment
Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Countdown launches micro-fulfilment tech to make online shopping five times faster
Countdown has unveiled the next generation of online shopping in New Zealand, with brand new technology that sorts and moves products directly to its team of 200 personal shoppers in Countdown's Penrose eStore in Auckland.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Intriguing French Crime Drama Hit on Brilliant Yet Unconventional Forensic Doctor Lands in NZ
One of the 10 highest-rated dramas in France in 2018 – four of its episodes were seen by at least six million viewers each on TF1 – BALTHAZAR series 1 will stream in New Zealand, on Acorn TV on Monday, February 1, in a binge premiere of all six episodes.
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
A Music Lover's Guide to Murdoch Mysteries premieres in NZ on Christmas Eve
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Winner Winner free chicken lunch (or dinner)
Get eggcited Auckland – cult chicken joint Winner Winner is opening another Auckland store and they’re giving away 100 free lunches to celebrate.
Countdown creates magic to fundraise for Kiwis in need this Christmas
Countdown is enlisting the services of Santa Claus to help raise $100,000 to support families in need this Christmas.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Countdown's COVID approach awarded at NZ CIO Awards
Countdown is today celebrating last night's NZ CIO awards, with Sally Copland, General Manager Brand and CountdownX, and currently Acting Managing Director, named New Zealand CIO of the Year.
Thursday, 12 November 2020
Avoid endless scrolling this summer with fresh content on Acorn TV
Friday, 23 October 2020
BCC 1 drama Anthony arrives in New Zealand on October 26 only on Acorn TV
“It’s one of the most inventively soul-shattering films of the year, TV and otherwise”- Culture Whisper
On 29 July 2005 in Huyton, Merseyside, Anthony Walker was murdered in a vicious racist attack.
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Villa Maria Estate launches New Zealand's first wine-based seltzer
New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria Estate, owners of the Villa Maria, Esk Valley, Leftfield, Vidal and Thornbury brands, is launching the country’s first wine-based seltzer – LF Wine Seltzers.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
20,000 Kiwi kids start the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure
Starting today, 20,000 children across New Zealand are embarking on the five-week Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure, which promotes the importance of eating well, exercising and taking care of the environment.
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.