PAK’nSAVE – Wainoni Review : Grotty but well catered to disabled and elderly

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PAK’nSAVE is generally your cheapest supermarket chain in New Zealand. Their products may not be quite up to the same standard as some of the other supermarkets, and you have to pay for plastic bags and pack your own groceries, but if those things don’t bother you, then PAK’nSAVE is likely to be your preferred supermarket.

PAK’nSAVE Wainoni is well set up to cater for disabled, elderly and parents with a wide range of trolleys to suit your requirements. There are disabled trolleys that can be used with wheelchairs, high trolleys for the elderly, and a variety of trolleys with baby chairs or 2 seats in front for parents.

The instore cafe was definitely a bonus. Having a coffee while you stroll through the isles picking out your groceries is a real plus in my books.

In general however, I found the store quite grotty and poorly laid out. It was difficult to find the things I needed, and it had a very haphazard feel about it.

NB: PAK’nSAVE Wainoni was in the process of being rebuilt when I went there, so a re-review would need to be done to see how the new store stacks up to the old. The new store is due to open at 9am on Wednesday 19th August.

PAK’nSAVE Wainoni Contact Details

Phone: (03) 373 9005
Address: 174 Wainoni Road, Wainoni, Christchurch

The Review

PAK'nSAVE Wainoni

8 Score

"I found PAK'nSAVE Wainoni quite dirty inside, and poorly laid out. I did like that you could buy coffee and it seemed to cater well to the elderly or disabled."

The Good

  • Cheap products
  • Caters to disabled, elderly & parents
  • Instore cafe

The Bad

  • Poorly laid out


  • Probably your best option if you are on that side of town 80%
Anna Hayes


Anna Hayes

I'm a passionate Kiwi with a huge love for the outdoors, photography, sports, my kids, healthy living and everything New Zealand. I've worked for many years in the tourism and internet industry, and I love supporting clean green New Zealand.

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