Essential Services at Milford Centre

Milford Shopping Centre’s essential services will remain open at all alert levels

Due to COVID-19, the only essential services trading within Milford Shopping Centre are Countdown and Life Pharmacy. These stores will remain open for the duration of all alert levels, including the Level 4 Alert.

Our responsibility during this uncertain time is to provide a safe and sanitary destination to complete all of your essential shopping, by strictly adhering to New Zealand Government regulations.

At Milford Centre, locals can purchase food and medicine quickly and safely in one place, minimising the amount of time spent out of the home.

Cleaning and security will continue to operate throughout the Level 4 Alert.

In return, we ask that you also follow the New Zealand Government guidelines by using hand sanitiser frequently, maintaining a social distance of 2 metres and by staying home if you exhibit any flu-like symptoms.

Store Hours

Countdown will be open 7 days from 9am to 8pm

Life Pharmacy will be open 7 days from 10am to 4pm

Restricted Entries

To further minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we have closed all but two entries to Milford Shopping Centre – please see map below.

For entry to Countdown, please use the Kitchener Road entry.

For entry to Life Pharmacy, please use the Milford Road entry.

Public amenities will also be closed including bathrooms and seating.

Plan Ahead

We encourage you to plan your trip before coming to Milford Shopping Centre, to minimise the amount of time spent out of the home.

Countdown offers a click and collect service at

You can also call ahead at Life Pharmacy to make sure they have the products you need, on 09 489 2220

Most importantly, on behalf of us at Milford Centre, please take care of yourself, your family, friends and loved ones.


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