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About “Woolworths NZ”

Woolworths New Zealand is proud to be partnering with HIRE HER to support more women and mothers into their workforce.

Team Benefits for valued team members including our parents and families

When you join Woolworths New Zealand, you become an important part of something truly special. To recognise the contribution and dedication of our team members, we have a number of benefits that give you outstanding rewards, savings, policies and more. It’s our way of saying thanks.

As a Woolworths New Zealand Team Member, you’re eligible for a staff discount card that helps you save when you shop in-store or online.

5% off your full shop at Countdown with an extra 5% off Woolworths Food Company brands as well as all fresh produce, meat and bakery products. Plus, we have two 10% discount days each month.

As of 1 February 2023 we’ll be increasing the amount of paid parental leave from 2 weeks to also include a further 10 weeks of top up payments. This means that when an eligible team member commences parental leave on or after 1 February 2023, they will receive 2 weeks of paid parental leave and then a further 10 weeks will be topped up between the Government paid parental leave to your normal weekly pay (based on contracted hours). For Supermarket CEA team, they will have the option of having the two week full pay at the commencement of the parental leave or one week at commencement and one week at the conclusion.   We are also removing the eligibility period to access paid parental leave. This now means that for Primary Carers, team members who are employed in full or part time roles, are eligible to access Parental Leave entitlements from their first day of employment, a change from the previous 6 month minimum service qualifying period.

Remember the Parental Leave policy isn’t the only support we offer to new parents

We know that flexibility is key when juggling caring responsibilities at home and work commitments. Woolworths Group flexibility policy can be accessed here, which details the flexible working arrangements available to you.

Free and confidential support and advice from our EAP provider Benestar

To celebrate and demonstrate our support, Team Members who are the Primary Carer of a newborn child or a newly adopted or fostered child will be provided with a $100 Countdown Gift Card to celebrate the birth or placement.

To make life a little easier for new parents, Countdown offers a 3-month delivery saver to use when Team Members shop online at

Valued Benefits

We offer something for everyone to support various life and professional stages such as:

  • Flexible working options
  • Service recognition
  • Purchase additional leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Salary sacrifice options

Benefits Partners

We’ve partnered with an number of companies to help you make your money go even further with discounts on:

  • Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Car Rentals
  • Entertainment
  • Childcare
  • And much more


We have a number of resources and initiatives to support your mental, physical and financial wellbeing, including:

  • Free advice and counselling with our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Kiwisaver and banking partners
  • And much more

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