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Countdown workers return to store following blessing by kaumatua after Monday's stabbing attack

Workers at the Dunedin Countdown which was the scene of a stabbing attack on Monday have returned to the store today.

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A blessing was performed at the store by local kaumatua. Source: 1 NEWS

Four people were injured in the attack, two of whom are workers at the Cumberland Street Countdown.

Three of the victims remain in a serious but stable condition in Dunedin Hospital and one remains in a moderate condition.

A 42-year-old man has been charged with four counts of murder over the incident.

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Around 50 people were there today as the store was blessed, but not everybody was ready to go back just days on from the incident. Source: 1 NEWS

This morning the store was blessed by local kaumatua before staffed returned to prepare for the store's reopening.

"Our focus now is on helping make sure our team’s return to the store is as peaceful and as healing as it can be," Countdown's general manager Kiri Hannifin said in a statement.

"We’re working on getting the store back in order and we’ll reopen for our local customers when we feel we’re ready to do so.”