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Consumers price index manager Matthew High said butter's increase in price overseas has bled into the domestic market

Butter hits record high price on global demand

Wed 13 Sep

 A spike in food prices and a recovery in oil prices earlier this year led to a jump in inflation.

Pesticides are used with strict controls and residues are examined on a regular basis

Facts fail to support 'dense nutrient' food claim

Mon 4 Sep

Heartland: Research doesn't show farmers and growers have created less nutritious food through "hammering the soil and adding synthetic fertiliser." 

Statistics NZ consumer prices manager Matthew Haigh said "Strawberries are unseasonably cheap for this time of year"

Food prices flat in July as eating out gets more expensive, fruit gets cheaper

Fri 11 Aug

Grocery food prices were flat in the month of July on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

Statistics NZ prices senior manager Jason Attewell said rising prices for basics "had a greater impact on beneficiaries"

Housing, household utilities and food prices squeeze beneficiaries the most in 2Q

Thu 27 Jul

On an annual basis, living costs for low-spending households and for beneficiaries rose 2.0% while it rose 1.4% for the highest-expenditure household group.

Author Anthony Warner asks "why do so many of us believe this bad science [about healthy eating]?"

Angry chef turns up heat on food fads

Mon 17 Jul

Although the carbon footprints of conventional and organic diets are similar, the organic diet requires 40% more land.

Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon said "a downside surprise on inflation is unlikely to be too much of a concern for the Reserve Bank"

NZ annual inflation may have slowed to 1.9% in 2Q, quelling rate-hike talk

Fri 14 Jul

The second-quarter CPI release is expected to be supportive of the RBNZ's stance that the recent rise in headline inflation was simply driven by temporary factors.

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