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Kensington Pharmacy Ltd

Pharmacy Service


10:00 AM to 8:30 PM.


Pharmacists can help to support the health of your family; they can provide advice and treatment for common minor illnesses for all ages.

Pharmacists ensure that prescriptions are dispensed correctly and that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you, so that you receive the maximum benefits from your medicines. Your pharmacist will help you understand what your medicines are prescribed for, how to take them, possible side effects and how to store them.

All advice and treatment is conducted in a professional and confidential manner and most services are provided free of charge and do not generally require an appointment.

For safe disposal, please return any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. There is no charge for this service.

Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions.


10:00 AM to 8:30 PM.

Mon – Sat8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Sun10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Public Holidays: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Christmas Day: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

After Hours fee applies:
Monday-Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sundays & Public Holidays

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays. The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: Northland Anniversary (1 Feb, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM), Waitangi Day (Observed 8/2/21) (8 Feb, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM), Good Friday (2 Apr, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM), Easter Sunday (4 Apr, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM), Easter Monday (5 Apr, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM), ANZAC Day (Observed 26/04/21) (26 Apr, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM), Queen's Birthday (7 Jun, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM), Labour Day (25 Oct, 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM).

Service Types

Long-term conditions (LTC) service

This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take…


Methadone dispensing

This pharmacy works alongside the DHB methadone programme. Pharmacy staff can administer methadone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been agreed.

Clozapine dispensing

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is…


Free after hours prescriptions for under 14s

We are able to fill your under-14 year old's prescription for free (if the medication is fully funded) both within normal working hours and after hours.

Maviret dispensing for hepatitis C

This pharmacy has been registered to dispense Maviret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) for the treatment of Hep C and to provide you with counselling to support your treatment. You will not…


Medicines use review service (MURS)

Medicines Use Review Service enables community pharmacists to work with people who are on complex medicine regimens or have difficulty managing their medications. Our pharmacists are MUR accredited and can…


Additional Services

Influenza (flu) vaccines

This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for people 65 years and older and for pregnant women, for everyone else there…


Blister packs

This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can…


Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)

Your pharmacists are trained to assess whether the ECP is appropriate for you. This is done in a confidential manner. The ECP works best if taken as soon as possible…


Medicine & needles disposal service

Unwanted medicines are often dumped into the toilet, tipped down the sink or put out with the garbage, which starts a journey that can seriously harm the environment. Please return…


Needle exchange service

This pharmacy is part of the needle exchange service and is happy to assist with the disposal of unwanted sharps in a safe, hygienic manner and provide clean needles for…


Rheumatic fever prevention/throat swabbing

The pharmacy has trained staff to do throat swabbing to test for rheumatic fever.  The pharmacists may supply antibiotics to be taken and will give you further counselling on the…


Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

Trimethoprim dispensing

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

Incontinence products

Warfarin and dabigatran counselling

The pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can counsel you in the use and side effects of these anticoagulation medications to help you feel sure if these medications will suit you.

SSRI counselling

The pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can counsel you in the use and side effects of this antidepressant medication to help you feel sure if this medication will suit you.

Melatonin for Sleep Disorders

Circadin can help restore the natural sleep cycle in people aged 55 years or over, by releasing melatonin gradually over 8 - 10 hours from when it is taken.


SMART (Symbicort) counselling service

The pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can counsel you in the use and side effects of this asthma medication to help you feel sure if this medication will suit you.

Selected oral contraceptives

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances.

Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who…


Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give MMR vaccines. The MMR vaccination is free for people aged from 16 to 49 years (inclusive).

WINZ and other reports

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team.


  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal, diseases. There may be a charge for…


Wheelchair Access





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4 Kensington Avenue
Northland 0112

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Street Address

4 Kensington Avenue
Northland 0112

Postal Address

PO Box 8002
Whangarei 0145

This page was last updated at 10:18AM on December 7, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Kensington Pharmacy Ltd.