Countdown last month opened a new 3,860 sqm store in the booming west Auckland development at Hobsonville. Managed by Andre Ciseau, the store is centred in an area of outstanding growth that has boomed at the top of Auckland’s harbor and the former air force base that was home to a fleet of flying boats. This is the second store opened in Auckland this year by Countdown with the $15m Hobsonville development adding 50 new jobs to the area and offering the company’s latest design features including energy efficient fixtures and fittings. The store was opened by Area Councilor, Linda Cooper and supported by Countdown’s GM of Operations, Brett Ashley.