Hey Easter Egg lovers - how many Easter eggs can you see? Get counting and tell us your answer to be in to WIN a $50 Countdown Gift Card! And for more Easter fun, hop over to our Kids’ Corner on our Easter Hub now.countdown.co.nz/easter!
Today we are mourning the death of our colleague and friend, Sergeant Mike Toon.
Mike had gone into the Manawatu River to help his daughter, who was trying to rescue their family dog from the water. He acted with the courage and dedication which are characteristic of both a police officer and a father. Mike’s body was sadly recovered from the river at 9.30 this morning by members of the Police National Dive Team.
Mike celebrated 28 years of service to police last year, and he formed many close friendships and relationships during this time. He was a loving father and a much respected police officer in Central District.
Thank you for your service Mike, you will not be forgotten.
20.05m baby and still more there. Pretty happy to walk away with a seasons best and the win tonight here in Monaco. I want to dedicate my performance tonight to the people of Nice. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all. Next stop is Budapest. #RoadToRio #MonacoDL #happy #SeasonBest #20m 🇲🇨🙏🏽👍🏽💪🏾
How's this for a pub yarn?! Old mate didn't have to travel far from the bike to get himself a ripper trophy this year. After poking his head through some yard rails this wild Stag found himself stuck. After a quick photo he was set free and returned to the wild safe and sound. Pictured: Michael Kerr
We have lost our A's and O's in support of #missingtype #nzblood. Did you know 85% of Kiwis are A and O blood types which makes them the blood types that are most in demand, so share this post and find out more at bit.ly/missingtype
There's no comfier way to hang out than in these sweet Go Go Sleep Bags from MERINO KIDS! They're the best! I love wriggling around in them in my bed. I've got THREE to give away today - to enter tell me whether you prefer to sleep in on Christmas morning, or get up really early to try catch Santa!
We had such a great response last week that we’re giving away more Greenfirst Bedding packs. Tell us one benefit of Briscoes' exclusive Greenfirst bedding range and be in to win 1 of 5 prize packs worth $249 each. Competition closes midnight Thursday 7th July - Winner announced Friday 8th July.
Big congratulations to Zane Robertson (aka Running Elvis) who finished 12th in the 10,000m today and smashed the NZ national record by eight seconds in a time of 27min 33.67s. Dick Quax set the previous record of 27min 41.95 in London in 1977. #BeTheInspiration
WIN – 6 x BAR-B tool sets up for grabs! BBQ season is here & to celebrate we've got 6 Wiltshire BAR-B Precision 2 piece tool sets to GIVEAWAY. To enter, tell us in the comments below, who does the best BBQ'ing at your place. Winners announced on Wed 30 Nov. http://bit.ly/2gl3ee1
All of you January babies put your hands up! 🙌🎂🎁🎈 It’s easy to be forgotten as people go on vacation or return to work, so comment with your January birth date below by 5.00pm Friday and be in to win a birthday celebration at The Sugar Club (up to $100 value) Happy Birthday 💛 from SKYCITY! 🎂🎁🎈