Julie Woods plans to drop 60 home-cooked meals today for Countdown Dunedin staff following Monday’s stabbing. Video / ODT
One of the victims of the supermarket bombing has been discharged from hospital.
The Otago Daily Times understands that the person released from the hospital is a female countdown employee.
Victims – A Southern District Health Board spokesman who is believed to be the supermarket store manager, staff member for corrections and his wife is now in the public ward and is “making good progress”.
Countdown Dunedin Central had a “soft opening” on Thursday and will continue to operate with shorter trading hours (8am to 9pm) for the next few days as staff adjusts.
Returnees tasted the sweetness of community support yesterday.
Dunedin girl Julie Woods brought a box decorated with messages written by the Q-Costarbine Scout Group and students of St. Clair Elementary School.
One employee said the gesture was truly appreciated.
Giri Hannifin, general manager of the Countdown for Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, said the store will have security in the next few weeks.
“We’ve grown a lot by supporting our team in Dunedin and across the country,” he said.
“We ask the customers in our store to please each other and treat each other with respect.
Emergency services reunited after a 42-year-old man was reported deserted near the store’s pharmacy Monday afternoon at Cumberland St. Supermarket.
He appeared in court the next day, where he was granted interim repression and remanded in custody to appear in the High Court in Dunedin next month.