COSTLY CAR­ROTS

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

Car­rot prices are at an all-time high of $3.53 a kilo­gram, up more than 50 per cent in Fe­bru­ary from a year ear­lier, ac­cord­ing to a Sta­tis­tics New Zealand. Ohakune car­rot grower Sue Dead­man said she has not seen a year with this small of a yield in a long time. Food prices over­all in­creased 2.2 per cent in the year to Fe­bru­ary. Con­sumer price man­ager Matthew Haigh said the 2.2 per cent in­crease was the largest an­nual in­crease since De­cem­ber 2011.

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