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Meat prices drive increase in overall food price index - Stats NZ

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 - 10:46

Rising meat prices drove food prices up in July 2019, Stats NZ said today.

Meat and poultry prices rose 2.8 percent, with higher prices for chicken, lamb, and beef, partly offset by falling pork prices.

Virtual supermarket shows how food taxes could work - research

Thursday, 1 August, 2019 - 10:30

Health researchers have provided further evidence that food taxes and subsidies can improve people’s diets.

ASB Quickview: June 2019 NZ Card Spending

Thursday, 11 July, 2019 - 11:06

Retail card spending remained soft in June, weighed by lower spending on fuel, but supported by firming apparel and durable spending.

Growth rates have been volatile of late, but the trend in retail spending is slowing.

Sweet spot for cakes and biscuits sends June food prices down - Stats NZ

Wednesday, 10 July, 2019 - 10:46

Food prices fell 0.7 percent in June, partly driven by lower prices for cakes and biscuits, Stats NZ said today.

"A number of specials on biscuits sent June prices crumbling," consumer prices manager Gael Price said.

Prices for winter veggies cool down - Stats NZ

Friday, 14 June, 2019 - 10:46

Winter vegetables were cheaper in May, Stats NZ said today.

Broccoli, potatoes, and cabbages all fell in price in May.

"The cooler weather brought cheaper winter vegetables," consumer prices manager Gael Price said.

Budget must live up to its own hype - Adams

Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 14:33

This week the Government needs to actually start delivering something in its year of delivery in its so-called ‘Wellbeing Budget’, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says.

Egg prices crack $4.43 a dozen - Stats NZ

Monday, 13 May, 2019 - 10:46

The price of eggs reached a record high of $4.43 a dozen in April 2019, after rising for the past nine months, Stats NZ said today.

Brunch at home takes bigger bite out of wallet - Stats NZ

Thursday, 11 April, 2019 - 10:46

Higher prices in March for avocado, tomato, bacon, eggs, and bread are putting the heat on the price of making brunch at home, Stats NZ said today.

Avocado prices more than doubled in March compared with February 2019.

Broccoli and lettuce prices jump in January - Stats NZ

Thursday, 14 February, 2019 - 10:46

Broccoli prices more than doubled in January 2019, while lettuce prices rose almost 80 percent, Stats NZ said today.

The average price of a 350g head of broccoli was $2.76 in January, up from a near seven-year low of $1.25 in December.

Tomatoes and strawberries cheaper this November - Stats NZ

Thursday, 13 December, 2018 - 10:46

Tomatoes and strawberries were 18 percent and 5 percent cheaper, respectively, in November 2018 than they were a year ago, Stats NZ said today.