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Chemist shops have the shortest opening hours


Chemist shops have the shortest opening hours

The current argument for deregulation of pharmacy ownership is about improving the benefits to consumers – which can only be achieved by removing what will be the last retail monopoly in New Zealand, said New Zealand Retailers today.

Chemist shops have some of the shortest operating hours in retail according to information presented to the Health Select Committee by the Association yesterday.

“The survey of chemist shop hours shows why the Ministry of Health and the Government are concerned about people’s access to prescription and pharmacy-only medicines,” said New Zealand Retailers’ Chief Executive John Albertson.

“When you have a monopoly you expect to see short opening hours and high prices and that’s exactly what you get with the current situation, where only pharmacists can own chemist shops.

“When we looked at supermarket opening hours and compared these with chemist shops in the same area we found that supermarkets were open for 101.5 hours per week on average and chemists shops were open 55.1 hour per week on average.

“In some areas the differences were even more marked.

“Chemists have been using fear tactics saying that if their monopoly is ended communities would lose services, but this survey shows that the most likely impact is that access would be improved if supermarkets where able to operate a pharmacy within their supermarket, employing registered pharmacists to dispense prescriptions and provide advice.”

“Under the current regime consumers’ choice is being limited,” said Mr Albertson.

About the Health Professionals’ Competency Assurance Bill At present only a pharmacist can own a chemist shop, with a minimum 75% ownership requirement. The Health Professionals’ Competency Assurance Bill before the House would retain this monopoly (with a minimum 51% ownership requirement), though it would end the only other retail ownership monopoly, which is currently held by optometrists. Optometrists support the ending of their monopoly, while the Pharmacy Guild, which represents chemist shop owners, is fighting to retain chemists’ monopoly.

Ending the monopoly would allow someone other than a pharmacist to own a chemist shop, but would not change who could dispense drugs (that could only be done by a registered pharmacist). If a pharmacy was owned and operated by a supermarket or department store it would be a ‘store within a store’ employing qualified pharmacists. Standards would be assured through the training and registration requirements applying to pharmacists (which are similar to those of other health professionals), and through the requirement that all pharmacies be registered.


Supermarkets vs Chemists

A Review of Opening Hours

Prepared By: John Albertson NZ Retailers Association June 2002

Background

When the new parliament is elected in late July one of the early tasks for the new (or re-appointed) Minister of Health will be to introduce the bill that incoporates the changes to the legislation pertaining to the ownership of chemist shops.

The current minister had had to back off her original position of total deregulation of chemist shop ownership as she lost the support of the National Party and just didn’t have the numbers.

The new proportions in Parliament may open the door for a return to the original proposition for full deregulation.

One of the questions that has been asked repeatedly over the last 15 years or so of debate on this issue relates to accessability. If supermarkets, for example, could have in store pharmacies then this will spell the end of the chemist shop as we know it and the consumer will lose out. This has been the catch-cry of those apposed to deregulation.

Objectives of the report

How real is the issue of accessability? If supermarkets and general merchandise department stores could have in store pharmacies would this add to or detract from consumer accessability.

In this report we have analysed the shop opening hours of supermarkets and chemists to test out the various arguments.

Source material

The major supermarket chains (Progressive Enterprises, Woolworths, and the three Foodstuffs companies) were asked to submit their opening hours for each branch/store and the opening hours for the nearest chemist shop. The analysis of this data is attached in detail.

In some instances two supermarkets identified the same chemist shop as the one nearest to them. In a few of these situations the opening hours of the chemist from the two sources differed. Where this occurred the longer opening hours were included in the analysis. That is, the best picture has been painted for the chemists.

The analysis covers:

Number of supermarkets 315

Number of Chemists 336

I would like to thank all of the store managers and owners for their help in gathering the data.

Note: (1) Chemists marked * were nominated by more than one supermarket as Being “the local competition.”

The analysis doesn’t purport to be an analysis of all chemist shops. It only includes those that are in the proximity of the supermarket.

The analysis covers the supermarket from the 3 major operators only. The 315 store analysed account for just on 80% of all supermarkets in numeric terms. On a turnover business the % would be considerably higher.

(4) The 342 chemist shops included in the analysis account for about 1/3 of all chemist shops.

Executive summary

As one would expect supermarkets in NZ offer the consumer far greater shopping hours (both in terms of hours per day and number of days) than chemist shops.

Set out below are a number of averages drawn from the accompanying analysis:
Region Supermarkets Chemists
Number Average Days Open Average Hours/ week Number Average days open Average Hours/Week

(a) Northland
Whangarei 6 7 95.3 6 6.2 53.9
Other Northland Towns * 8 7 88.6 10 5.9 49.4


(* includes Kaikohe, Kerikeri, Warkworth, Orewa, Paihia, Kaitaia)


(b) Auckland
North Shore 20 7 111.6 21 6.7 61.2
Central/West 41 7 113.3 47 6.5 59.7
South 18 7 103.6 22 6.4 57.0
Total Auckland 79 7 110.6 90 6.5 59.4

(c) Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Poverty Bay
Tauranga 8 7 94.1 9 6.2 66.6 *
Hamilton 12 7 93.2 14 6.2 56.0
Rotorua 4 7 99.0 4 6.0 51.3
Gisborne 2 7 91.8 2 6.5 48.3
Other Waikato/BOP/PB * 32 7 90.3 35 6.2 49.4


(*Includes Taupo, Otorahanga, Te Awamutu, Ngarawahia, Cambridge, Morrinsville, Matamata, Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, Tokoroa, Putaruru, Paeroa, Papamoa, Katikati, Te Aroha, Te Puke, Waihi, Whakatane, Kawerau, Huntly, Turangi, Thames)

Lower North Island
Supermarkets Chemists
Number Average days Open Average Hours/Week Number Average Days Open Average Hours/Week
Palmerston North 6 7 122.5 6 6.3 59.2
Hawkes Bay (Napier/Hastings) 11 7 107.9 9 6.0 52.3
New Plymouth 6 7 119.0 5 6.4 55.7
Wellington/Hutt/ Porirua 31 7 117.0 31 6.4 56.8
Wanganui 4 7 105.0 4 5.8 48.9
Levin 3 7 93.3 2 6.5 55.5
Masterton 4 7 90.1 3 6.7 73.3
Other Lower North Island * 23 7 97.5 19 6.2 49.3
(* Inclues Waikanae, Otaki, Paraparaumu, Fielding, Marton, Hawera, Stratford, Waitara, Ohakune, Wairoa, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Pahiatua, Carterton)

South Island
Christchurch 25 7 98.1 27 6.3 56.1
Dunedin 11 7 96.9 11 6.2 53.0
Timaru 4 7 93.9 3 5.7 48.8
Invercargill 7 7 91.7 5 6.2 62.7
Nelson/Stoke/Richmond 6 7 89.5 6 5.8 47.9
Other South Island * 23 7 85.2 35 6.1 50.7
(* Includes Rolleston, Oamaru, Waimate, Gore, Winton, Queenstown, Ashburton, Temuka, Alexandra, Balclutha, Wanaka, Cromwell, Greymouth, Westport, Rangiora, Blenheim, Hokitika.)

Note: * Tauranga – ‘Chemists’ includes a 24 hour/day emergency chemist which has a material impact on the averages which are based on 9 stores only . Without the inclusion of this outlet the average hours for chemists in Tauranga comes down to 53.9 hours (compared with 66.6 hours shown )

The summary for each area above highlights the vast improvement in accessability that would be provided to consumers by the supermarket sector.

All of the 315 supermarkets operate 7 days/week.

The average hours nationally for the supermarket sector is 101.5 hours/week compared with the closet chemists to each at an overall average of 55.1 hours/week.

That is, the average supermarket offers the consumer nearly double the hours that the closest chemist offers. Thus, for those consumers with access to a supermarket (and virtually all New Zealand homes visit a supermarket at least once week the accessibility to pharmacy products would be vastly enhanced by chemist shop facilities within a supermarket.

Anybody else in the market place (and if one considers the town sizes covered there won’t be many places or people outside of the analysis) will be no worse off than they are today.

The defensive argument by the pharmacists is not about accessibility it is about profitibility. Based on the latest Statistics NZ Annual Enterprise Survey the pharmacy sector has the best net profit rate in retail:-

Net Profit % to Sales Chemists 11.1% Supermarkets 2.3% All Retail 4.4%

This is all about patch protection but accessability is not a valid argument to protect his particular patch.


Opening Hours Supermarkets vs chemists

Supermarkets Chemists

Northland Days Hours Days Hours
(1) Whangarei
Onerahi New World 7 84 Onerahi Shopping Centre Pharmacy 6 45.5
Otaika New World 7 89 Otaika Shopping Block Pharmacy 6 48.5
Regent New World 7 98 Kensington Pharmacy (Urgent) 7 86
Tikipunga Countdown 7 91 Tikipunga Pharmacy 6 51
Whangarei Big Fresh * 7 119 Orrs Unichem Pharmacy ** 6 47
Whangarei *Pack N Save 7 91 Sargents Pharmacy 6 45.5

Whangarei Average 7 95.3 6.2 53.9

(2) Kaikohe
Kaikohe New World 7 80 Broadway House Pharmacy 7 56

(3) Kerikeri
Kerikeri New World * 7 83 McGadziens Amcal 6 49.5
Price Chopper, Kerikeri * 7 98 Kerikeri Unichem ** 6 48.5
Average 7 90.5 6 49

(4) Warkworth
Warkworth New World 7 84 Franklin Pharmacy 6 55
Parker & Lee Unichem 6 49

(5) Orewa
Orewa New World * 7 105 Hickey’s Pharmacy 6 55
Orewa Twice Guys * 7 84 Orewa Care Chemist ** 7 60.5
Average 7 94.5 6.5 57.8

(6) Paihia
Paihia Woolworths 7 105 Paihia Pharmacy 3 24

(7) Kaitaia
Kaitaia Pak N Save 7 69.5 Shakeltons Pharmacy 7 53.5
Far North Pharmacy 5 42.5
Average 6 48
3) Auckland – North Shore


Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours

Pak n Save Albany 7 87.5 Albany Care Chemist 7 73
3 Guys – Flatbush 7 86 Dawson Rd Pharmacy 7 77.5
Woolworths – Helensville 7 105 Unichem Helensville 6 49.5
Woolworths – Dargaville 7 112 Unichem Kaipara 7 58
Woolworths – Kensington 7 112 Kensington Pharmacy 7 86
Woolworths – Mairangi Bay 7 118 Unichem Mairangi Bay 6 54.5
Woolworths – Milford 7 118 Centre Pharmacy – Milford Mall 7 60.5
Woolworths – Northcote 7 118 Unichem (Harris & Cameron) 6 50
Woolworths – Whangaparoa 7 119 -
Woolworths – Browns Bay 7 118 Commodore Pharmacy 6 54
New World – Browns Bay 7 84 Unichem Browns Bay 7 57.5
New World – Milford 7 99 Unichem Milford 6 52.5
New World – Devonport 7 91 Wigmores Pharmacy 7 61.5
Uncle Toms Unichem 7 67
New World – Takapuna 7 84 Don McKay Pharmacy 6 46
Unichem, Shore City 7 58.5
Countdown – Birkenhead 7 119 Amcal Birkenhead 7 69.5
Foodtown – Birkenhead 7 87.5 Birkdale Pharmacy 6 45.5
Foodtown –Browns Bay 7 119 Browns Bay Med Centre Pharmacy 7 58.5
Foodtown – Glenfield 7 119 Life Pharmacy 7 63
Woolworths – Glenfield 7 168 Life Pharmacy – Glenfield 7 73.5
Foodtown – Takapuna 7 168 Amcal 7 69


Auckland – Central/West


Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours

3 Guys Point Chevelier 7 80.5 Point Chev Dispensary 6 51.5
Highland Park Count Down 7 168 Highland Park Pharmacy 6 57
Royal Oak Pak n Save 7 98 Unichem Royal Oak 7 56.5
Walls & Roache 7 76.5
Mt Albert Pak n Save 7 98 Grant Gillard Pharmacy 6 46.5
Botany Pak n Save 7 87.5 Life Pharmacy 7 58
Botany Pharmacy 7 61.5
Glen Innes Pak n Save 7 91 Nicola Johns Pharmacy 6 51
Cox 7 Day Pharmacy 7 71
Henderson Pak n Save 7 91 Devich Pharmacy 6 50.5
Westgate Pharmacy 7 75.5
Lynfield Countdown 7 168 Lynfield Pharmacy 6 46.5
Henderson Big Fresh 7 91 Amcal West City 7 56
Grey Lynn Woolworths 7 168 Unichem Grey Lynn 7 78
Lynnmall Woolworths 7 168 Unichem – The Pharmacy Shop 7 66.5
Meadowlands Woolworths 7 168 Meadowlands Pharmacy 7 61
Newmarket Woolworths 7 119 Life Pharmacy – Newmarket 7 61.5
Massey Woolworths 7 91 Royal Heights Pharmacy 6 49
Waiheke Island Woolworths 7 98 Ostend Village Pharmacy 5 41.25
Mt Wellington Big Fresh 7 168 Unichem Neils Pharmacy 6 54.75
Hall Ave Price Chopper 7 91 Hall Ave Pharmacy 6 47


Auckland Central/West
Supermarkets Chemists

Auckland Central/West (continued) Days Hours Days Hours

Te Atatu Price Chopper 7 119 Sues Pharmacy 6 48.5
Titirangi New World 7 89 Titirangi Village Pharmacy 6 55
Green Bay New World 7 87.5 Green Bay Pharmacy 6 54
Blockhouse Bay Pharmacy 6 50.5
Victoria Park New World 7 112 -
Eastridge New World 7 98 Eastridge Pharmacy (Mall) 7 70
Remuera New World 7 91 Remuera Life Pharmacy 6 57.5
Remuera Pharmacy 6 50
Botany New World 7 98 Botany Pharmacy * 7 61.5
Panmura New World 7 84 Amcal Panmure 7 74
Westgate Countdown 7 168 Westgate Pharmacy 7 75.5
Blockhouse Bay Foodtown 7 87.5 Allan Spalter Pharmacy 6 51.5
Greenlane Foodtown 7 168 Greenlane Pharmacy 6 51.5
Grey Lynn Foodtown 7 168 West City Pharmacy 6 59
Henderson Foodtown 7 66.5 Unichem Life Pharmacy 7 65.5
Highland Park Foodtown 7 119 Highland Park Pharmacy 6 57
Howick Foodtown 7 91 Amcal Howick Mall Pharmacy 6 52
Kelston Foodtown 7 98 Kelston Pharmacy 7 62
Meadowbank Foodtown 7 119 Amcal Pharmacy 7 60.5
Mt Eden Foodtown 7 168 Amcal Eden Quarter 7 60.5
Pakuranga Foodtown 7 119 Life Pharmacy 7 61.5
St Lukes Foodtown 7 84 Unichem Life Pharmacy 7 66.5
Sunnynook Foodtown 7 87.5 Sunnynook Pharmacy 7 61.5
Te Atatu South Foodtown 7 87.5 All Seasons Pharmacy 7 54
Three Kings Foodtown 7 105 3 Kings Plaza Pharmacy 7 77.5
Lincoln Pak n Save 7 87.5 Lincoln Mall Pharmacy 6 54.5
White Cross Henderson A&E 7 98
Auckland (3)


Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Auckland – South
Clendon New World 7 91 Chemist 1 6 51.5
Chemist 2 6 50
Papatoetoe New World 7 91 Robin Garlich Pharmacy 6 49
Angus Graham Pharmacy 6 44
St George St Pharmacy 6 50
Southmall New World 7 98 Southmall Pharmacy 6 48
Papakura New world 7 84 Papakura Pharmacy 7 84
Waiuku New World 7 84 Grahams Pharmacy 7 52
Bakers Pharmacy 7 49.5
Pukekohe Woolworths 7 168 Liddels Pharmacy 6 48
Papakura Woolworths 7 98 Unichem Guys Pharmacy 6 54.5
Manurewa Woolworths 7 105 Unichem Manurewa 6 46
Manukau Pak n Save 7 87.5 Manukau City Centre x2 7 62
Pukekohe Pak n Save 7 87.5 Pukekohe x2 6 53.5
Mangere 3 Guys 7 91 Hunts Pharmacy 6 53
Papakura Countdown 7 168 Papakura Pharmacy 6 50.5
Airport Foodtown 7 168 Forbes Chemist 6 51.5
Mangere Foodtown 7 98 Amcal 6 55
Manukau Foodtown 7 98 Murray Dunn Pharmacy 7 63
Onehunga Foodtown 7 73.5 Unichem Onehunga 7 72
Papatoetoe Foodstown 7 87.5 Hunters Plaza Unichem 7 61
Takanini Foodtown 7 87.5 Takanini Care Chemist 7 107


Waikato/BOP/Poverty Bay
Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
1) Tauranga
Bayfair Woolworths 7 112 Bayfair Pharmacy * 7 65
Tauranga Big Fresh 7 112 Gregs Pharmacy 5 45
Tauranga Pak n Save 7 87.5 Faulkaus Pharmacy 7 60.5
Brookfield New world 7 91 Brookfield Pharmacy 6 54.5
John Pharmacy (Urgent) 7 168
Mount New World 7 84 Central Parade Pharmacy 6 51.5
Unichem Bayfair * 7 65
Bayfair Countdown 7 91 Bayfair Pharmacy 7 65
Greerton Countdown 7 84 Raceway Chemist 6 48.5
Tauranga Foodtown 7 91 12th Ave Pharmacy 5 41.25


2) Hamilton
Bridge St Woolworths 7 112 Anglesea Clinic 7 108.5
Dinsdale Woolworths 7 112 Trevor Barret Pharmacy * 6 49
Hamilton Big Fresh 7 112 Neville, Kane Pharmacy 7 59.5
Mill St Pak n Save 7 85 Neville O’Kaine Pharmacy 7 59.5
Glenview New World 7 91 Unichem Urlich Ave 6 50.5
Dinsdale New World 7 81.5 Trevor Barrett Pharmacy * 6 49
Geoff Williamson Unichem 5 40
West Hamilton Pharmacy 6 43
Hillcrest New World 7 91 Robertsons Pharmacy 6 54.75
Hillcrest Pharmacy 6 45.5
Heaphy Tce New World 7 77 Fairfield Pharmacy 6 49
Chartwell Pharmacy * 7 65
Chartwell Foodtown 7 94.5 Life Pharmacy 7 59
Hamilton Central Foodtown 7 84 Central Hamilton Pharmacy 7 59.5
Nawton Foodtown 7 87.5 West Hamilton Pharmacy 6 51.5
Clarence Street Pak n Save 7 91 Anglesea Clinic 7 108.5


6) Rotorua
Rotorua Big Fresh * 7 119 Ludgates Pharmacy * 6 49
Rotorua Pak n Save * 7 88
Westend New World 7 91 Westend Pharmacy 5 45
Central Pharmacy 7 63

Waikato/BOP/Poverty Bay

Supermarkets Chemists

Rotorua (continued) Days Hours Days Hours

Rotorua Countdown 7 98 Amcal Pharmacy 6 48

4) Taupo
Taupo Pak n Save 7 86.5 Unichem, Heuheu St 7 56
Main St Pharmacy 7 80.5
Woolworths 7 168 Amcal Wedekinds Pharmacy 6 43


5) Otorohanga
Woolworths 7 105 Trevor Walter Amcal 6 43


6) Te Awamutu
Woolworths 7 105 Marshalls Pharmacy * 6 54
3 Guys 7 80


7) Ngaruawahia
New world 7 71.5 Robertsons Pharmacy 5 41.25
Sherson Pharmacy 5 40


8) Cambridge
New World 7 84 Munro Burgess Amcal * 6 52
Claytons Pharmacy 6 49
Countdown 7 84


9) Morrinsville
New World 7 80 Morrinsville Pharmacy 6 51.5
Countdown 7 86 Unichem Pharmacy * 6 51.5


Waikato/BOP Poverty Bay
Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
10) Matamata
New World 7 84 Neil McSweeneys Amcal * 6 49.75
Countdown 7 84


11) Te Kuitu
New World 7 72 O’Fee & Bain Pharmacy 7 52


12) Taumarunui
New World 7 76 Clayton & Hayes Pharmacy 7 47.5


13) Tokoroa
New World 7 84 Centre Pharmacy 6 49
Amcal Spectrum * 6 55.5
‘Chemist On Duty’ 6 6
Countdown 7 84


14) Putaruru
Woolworths 7 105 Heslop Pharmacy 6 45.5


15) Paeroa
Woolworths 7 112 Barry’s Pharmacy 7 47.5


16) Papamoa
Woolworths 7 112 Palm Beach Pharmacy 7 68.5


17) Katikati
Woolworths 7 112 Katikati Pharmacy 7 58.5


18) Te Aroha
Price Chopper 7 98 Unichem Logan Packers 7 49


Waikato/BOP Poverty Bay


Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
19) Te Puke
Price Chopper 7 98 Castle Pharmacy * 6 49.5
New World 7 84 Blacketts pharmacy 6 47


20) Waihi
Price Chopper 7 98 Clarks Pharmacy * 6 46.5
New world 7 77 Barrows Unichem 6 51


21) Whakatane
Price Chopper 7 98 Kope Pharmacy * 6 48
New World 7 75.5 Whakatane Pharmacy 6 48
Unichem Central 6 54
Pak n Save 7 89 Adamsons Pharmacy 6 49


22) Kawerau
New World 7 80.5 Glen Grahams Pharmacy 6 43


23) Huntly
3 Guys 7 75.5 Barry Roberts Pharmacy 5 42.5


24) Gisborne
Woolworths 7 105 Bramwell Pharmacy 7 51
Pak n Save 7 78.5 Sun St Pharmacy 6 45.5


25) Turangi
New World 7 64.5 Amcal Turangi 7 50.5

26) Thames
Pak n Save 7 77.5 Unichem 6 47
Goldfields 7 62.5


Lower North Island


Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
1) Palmerston North
Broadway Woolworths 7 126 Roses Pharmacy 6 51.5
Palmerston North Woolworths 7 168 Centre Drive Pharmacy 7 56
Palmerston North Pak n Save 7 112 The Chemist – PnS Car Park 7 91
Pioneer Highway New World 7 105 Pioneer Pharmacy 5 44.75
Melodys New World 7 105 Roses Pharmacy 6 51.5
Palmerston North Foodtown 7 119 Balfours Plaza Pharmacy 7 60.5


2) Hawkes Bay (Napier/Hastings)
Napier Big Fresh 7 126 Balmoral Pharmacy * 7 58.5
Write Price Hastings 7 126 Peter Church Pharmacy 6 49.5
Write Price Napier 7 105 Balmoral Pharmacy * 7 58.5
Napier Pak n Save 7 126 Tamatea Pharmacy 6 55
Onekawa New World 7 91 Andrew Spence Pharmacy 6 57.5
McDonalds Taradale New World 7 126 Glen Roberts Pharmacy 6 48.5
Flaxmere New World 7 84 Flaxmere Pharmacy 6 58
Havelock North New World 7 105 Gilmours Pharmacy 6 50
Hastings City New World 7 105 UFS Dispensary 5 43.5
Hastings Coundown 7 98 Richardsons Guardian Pharmacy 6 50.5
Napier Countdown 7 94.5 Balmoral Pharmacy 7 58.5


3) New Plymouth
Weston Woolworths 7 112 CAREfirst.co 6 64
New Plymouth Woolworths 7 168 Chemist #1 6 47
New Plymouth Pak n Save 7 112 Lienise Young Pharmacy 7 60
New Plymouth New World 7 119 Lander & Black Unichem 7 59.5
Merilands New World 7 84 Merilands Pharmacy 6 48
Countdown New Plymouth 7 119 Lander & Black Unichem 7(?) 59.5


Lower North Island
Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Wellington/LowerHutt/Porirua
Churchill Drive Woolworths 7 105 Churchill Mall Chemist 7 63
Karori Woolworths 7 105 David Thompson Pharmacy * 6 55.5
Kilbirnie Woolworths 7 168 Kilbirnie Pharmacy 6 49.5
Tawa Woolworths 7 105 Drummonds Pharmacy 6 47.5
Upper Hutt Woolworths 7 126 Hooper Pharmacy 7 54.5
Wainuiomata Woolworths 7 126 Wainuiomata Pharmacy 6 53
Johnsonville Woolworths 7 168 Unichem Johnsonville 7 74
Upper Hutt Pak n Save 7 154 Guppys Pharmacy 7 101.5
Petone Pak n Save 7 154 Collinges Pharmacy 6 45.5
Porirua Pak n Save 7 154 Fa’anois Pharmacy 6 54
Kilbirnie Pak n Save 7 154 Baycourt Pharmacy 6 51
Island Bay New World 7 98 Island Bay Pharmacy 6 44.5
Wellington City New World 7 119 UFS Courtenay Place 6 42
Whitby New World 7 84 Whitby Pharmacy 7 59
Silverstream New World 7 91 Silverstream Pharmacy 6 60
Metro New World (Willis St) 7 112 Unichem Willis St 6 54.5
Hutt City New World 7 105 Life Care Queensgate 7 59.5
Paramata New World 7 91 Mana Pharmacy 6 63.5
Newtown New World 7 112 Amcal Riddiford St 7 59
Porirua New World 7 112 North City Pharmacy 7 63
Thorndon New World 7 98 Thorndon Pharmacy 6 48
Stokes Valley New World 7 91 Ross Cook Amcal 6 52
Naenae New World 7 84 Hillary Court Pharmacy 5 45
Miramar New World 7 93.5 Miramar Healthcare Pharmacy 6 59.5
Karori New World 7 87.5 David Thompson Pharmacy * 6 55.5
Khandallah New World 7 86.5 Khandallah Pharmacy 6 49
Johnsonville Countdown 7 105 Life Pharmacy 7 66
Lower Hutt Countdown 7 168 Amcal Chemist 6 51
Porirua Countdown 7 168 Plaza Pharmacy 7 64
Upper Hutt Countdown 7 98 Queen St Pharmacy 7 55
Lower Hutt foodtown 7 105 Queensgate Unichem 7 61
Lower North Island

Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Waikanae
Woolworths 7 119 Guardian Waikanae Pharmacy 6 54


Otaki
Price Chopper 7 98 Otaki Pharmacy 6 51.5
New World 7 91 Hamish Barham Pharmacy 6 49


Paraparaumu
Woolworths 7 126 Unichem, Paraparaumu * 7 59.5
Pak n Save 7 126 Unichem, Paraparaumu * 7 59.5


Levin
Woolworths 7 112 Berrys Pharmacy * 6 52.5
Write Price 7 70 Robyn Yates Unichem 7 58.5
New World 7 98 Berrys Pharmacy * 6 52.5


Fielding
Price Chopper 7 105
Write Price 7 91 Tattons Pharmacy 6 49


Marton
Price Chopper 7 105 Marton Pharmacy 7 49
New World 7 98 Broadway Pharmacy 6 45.5


Wanganui
Woolworths 7 126 Guardian Pharmacy 6 49
Write Price 7 105 Wicksteed Pharmacy 6 56
Gonville New World 7 98 Gonville Pharmacy 6 45.5
Countdown 7 91 Hawkins Pharmacy 5 45


Lower North Island
Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Hawera
Price Chopper 7 126 Amcal Hawera * 6 47.25
Write Price 7 74.5 Central Pharmacy 6 48.5
New World 7 105 Amcal * 6 47.25


Stratford
New World 7 84 Moss Rocord & Smith 6 45.5


Waitara
New World 7 84 Peter Budden Unichem 6 50.5


Ohakune
New World 7 77 Ohakune Photo Pharmacy 5 40


Wairoa
Write Price 7 61.5 Wairoa Pharmacy 6 48.5


Waipawa
New World 7 98 Jollys Pharmacy 6 53.5


Waipukurau
Price Chopper 7 126 Amcal * 6 49.5
New world 7 98


Dannevirke
Price Chopper 7 67 Wilsons Pharmacy 7 55.5
New World 7 112 Wards Pharmacy 7 47.5


Pahiatua
New World 7 80.5 Pahiatua Amcal Pharmacy 6 48
Lower North Island

Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Masterton
Woolworths 7 105 Southend Pharmacy 7 84
Write Price 7 91 The Chemists * 7 77
Kuripuni New World 7 87.5 McArthurs Pharmacy 6 52
Church St New World 7 77 The Chemists * 7 84


Carterton
New World 7 91 Chisholms Pharmacy 6 45.5


South Island
Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Christchurch
Northland Pak n Save 7 98 Northland Mall Chemist 7 66
Riccarton Pak n Save 7 98 Riccarton Mall Chemist 7 67
Moorhouse Ave Pak n Save 7 98 Unichem Moorhouse Ave * 7 71
South City Pharmacy ** 7 61
Ferrymead Woolworths 7 105 Ferrymead Pharmacy 6 48
The Palms Woolworths 7 105 The Palms Unichem 7 60
Moorhouse Ave Big Fresh 7 126 Unichem on Moorhouse * 7 71
Bishopdale Price Chopper 7 91 Bishopdale Pharmacy 6 50.5
New Brighton Price Chopper 7 105 New Brighton Unichem 7 57
Northwood Woolworths 7 105 Redwood Chemist 5 47.5
Bush Inn Woolworths 7 105 Unichem Bush Inn 7 61
South City New World 7 83 South City Pharmacy ** 7 61
Fendalton New World 7 79 Fendalton Mall Pharmacy 6 48
Belfast New World 7 74 Belfast Chemist 6 64.5
Aranui New World 7 80 Aranui Pharmacy 6 50.5
Hornby New world 7 82 Hornby Unichem 7 61
Bishopdale New World 7 80.5 Unichem – Bishopdale 7 63
Amcal – Bishopdale 7 63
Halswell New World 7 81 Unichem – Haslwell 6 50.5
Church Corner Countdown 7 168 Bests Pharmacy 6 51.5
Eastgate Countdown 7 87 Eastgate Pharmacy 7 64
Kaiapoi Countdown 7 91 Kaiapoi Amcal 6 46.75
Northlands Countdown 7 168 Shields Pharmacy 7 74
South Island

Supermarkets Chemists

Christchurch (continued) Days Hours Days Hours

Kaiapoi New World 7 88 Unichem Kaiapoi 6 53
Kaiapoi Independent (1) 6 46.5
Kaiapoi Independent (2) 6 46.5
Redcliffs New World 7 91 Redcliffs Independent 5 50
St Martins New World 7 84 St Martins Independent 6 46.5
Stanmore New World 7 80 Stanmore Independent 5 46.25

Rolleston
New World 7 84 Pharmacy in shopping centre 6 49


Dunedin
Dunedin Pak n Save 7 98 Cameron Wilkie Pharmacy 6 48.5
Anderson Bay Woolworths 7 112 -
Dunedin Big Fresh 7 112 Unichem 7 55.5
Mosgiel Price Chopper 7 84 Taieri Amcal 6 51
Roslyn New World 7 71.5 Roslyn Pharmacy 6 48.5
Mosgiel New World 7 91 Amcal 6 51
Unichem 6 51
Gardens New World 7 78.5 Gardens Pharmacy 6 51.5
Port Chalmers New World 7 73 Vantage Pharmacy 6 45
Centre City New World 7 89 Unichem 7 73.5
Dunedin Central Countdown 7 168 Amcal Octagon 6 56
Mailer St Dunedin Countdown 7 89 Unichem Mornington 6 51.25


Timaru
Pak n Save 7 98 Amcal In the Mall 5 44
Woolworths 7 105 Highfield Pharmacy 6 48
Countdown 7 91 Faulks & Jordon Amcal 6 54.5
New World 7 81.5 Highfield Pharmacy 6 48


South Island
Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Oamaru
Woolworths 7 105 Oamaru Pharmacy 7 70
Northside new world 7 84 Northend 5 43
Oamaru New World 7 83 Amcal (Sun –with Drs) 6 45.5


Waimate
New World 7 85 Waimate Pharmacy 6 50.5


Gore
Woolworths 7 105 La Hoods The Chemist 6 48
New World 7 93.5 Unichem 7 47.5
Independent 6 50


Winton
New World 7 69 Winton Chemist 6 46


Queenstown
New World 7 84 Wakatipu Pharmacy 6 52


Invercargill
Pak n Save 7 98 Donna Kerr Pharmacy 7 76.5
Woolworths 7 98 UFS Pharmacy 6 52
Waikiwi Woolworths 7 98 Waikiwi Pharmacy 6 84
Elles Rd New World 7 82.5 Vantage Group 6 52.5
Newfield New World 7 76.5 No Pharmacy
Windsor New World 7 91 Wallaces Pharmacy 6 48.5
Countdown 7 98 Donna Kerr Pharmacy 7 76.5


Ashburton
Countdown 7 91 Wises Pharmacy 6 47.5
New World 7 87 UFS 6 45.5
Unichem 6 55.5

South Island


Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Temuka
New World 7 74 Unichem 6 45.5
Amcal 6 45.5


Alexandra
New World 7 81 Budges Pharmacy 6 50
Amcal 6 52.5


Balclutha
New World 7 70.5 Elwyn Bates 6 45.5
Grays Unichem 6 45.5


Wanaka
New World 7 84 Amcal 6 60
Unichem 7 66


Cromwell
New World 7 71.5 Cromwell Pharmacy 6 48.5


Greymouth
New World 7 75 Unichem 6 48
Guild 6 48
Guild 6 48
(plus limited Sunday service)


Westport
New World 7 78 Guild 7 48


Rangiora
New World 7 98 Guardian 6 50
Woolworths 7 105 Unichem 6 + 3 hour roster 52
South Island


Supermarkets Chemists

Days Hours Days Hours
Blenheim
Countdown 7 91 UFS * 6 52.5
New World 7 87.5 Unichem 6 48.5
Amcal 6 51.5
UFS * 6 52.5
Indep (1) 7 63
Indep (2) 6 54


Nelson/Stoke/Richmond
Richmond Pak n Save 7 98 Mall Pharmacy 5 50
Nelson New World 7 80.5 UFS Amcal 6 + 1 hour 50
Motueka New World 7 81 Guardian/Amcal/HealthCare 6 49
Stoke New World 7 81.5 Amcal 6 48
Nelson Big Fresh 7 105 Nelson City Pharmacy 5 40
Nelson Countdown 7 91 US Pharmacy 7 50.5


Hokitika
New World 7 74 Hokitika Pharmacy 6 48.5


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