The record profits come amid calls to implement a windfall tax on companies profiting from the high price of oil caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Discount pharmacies like the Chemist Warehouse and Countdown supermarket stores absorb the usual $5 prescription charges as a loss-leader model.
It comes amid rising interest rates and pressured household budgets, according to one economic forecaster.
Chris Hipkins says he's focusing on "bread and butter" issues as the Government shapes up for election year.
Today's figure is higher than expectations from some economists.
According to the latest 1News Kantar Public Poll, Kiwis' support for the merger is flat.
It comes as the hotel was set to renew its 30-year lease with the Department of Conservation.
In last year’s third quarter, Hasbro reported 15% decline in revenue compared to the same period a year earlier.
The move will benefit 120,000 business and 40,000 personal customers from February 1.
Speaking at a roundtable with the Auckland Business Chamber, the new Prime Minister said his government was getting "closer to business".
The project is potentially on the chopping block, as Prime Minister Chris Hipkins reviews spending and resets the Government's focus on the economy.
The High Court in Rarotonga ruled in the airline's favour and said Air New Zealand taxes should be paid in New Zealand instead of the Cook Islands.
Responding to challenging market conditions, The Warehouse Group is proposing a staff cut at its Auckland support offices.
Small businesses across Aotearoa aren't yet confident the new prime minister will address their issues with crime and labour shortages in time to win them over.
Auckland Business Chamber CEO - and former National Party leader - Simon Bridges welcomed the news.
The weather remains a wild card for food price inflation, with adverse weather events hitting New Zealand- growers over the summer.
It comes as US authorities continue to clamp down on big tech companies and reign in their dominance.
The big driver of the most recent inflation rate was rising costs associated with housing and household utilities, due to rising construction prices and rentals housing.
Some NZ companies are already implementing the policy.
In an email sent to staff this morning, chief executive Cam Wallace said two-thirds of the company's costs were labour related.