The man who was stabbed at Dunedin supermarket has been discharged and three others are still in hospital

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.

Julie Woods delivers home-made groceries to returning supermarket employees. Photo / ODT
Julie Woods delivers home-made groceries to returning supermarket employees. Photo / ODT

“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.

Sophia Harrison

Part time worker

I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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