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Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
Blimey! Things are sure going up in price, but why penalise the children with bread and milk hikes. Put the hikes on Smokes and Booze and other unnecessary health threatening commodities. I never was a fan of Vogels bread anyway. I read months ago there would be a shortage of flour as growing ethanol is more important. never see much wheat growing here anymore. Mainly cows and fodder. Humans are not high priority these days.
Member since 26 Sep 2006
Member from New Plymouth
Going to the supermarket these days has become a very painful experience.....in the wallet! It's ridiculous how much the very basic of items have escalated over the last couple of months. It's almost getting to the stage where bread and milk are now luxuries.....how weird is that! I feel really sorry for large families on low incomes. It must be a huge challenge to feed them all. With the present wheat shortage, I guess we can expect things to get even worse.....great!
Member since 02 Jun 2007
Member from Mangere Bridge
School milk turned me off the stuff for life, sitting in the sun for hours, warm and sour, as to bread I make mine, oddly enough its very cheap at the moment $4.39 in foodtown for 5kg, thats 10 loaves.
Member since 02 Nov 2007
Member from Levin
Triple Flybuy points in New World now for purchases of over $100.00, applies in Lower North Is. only. To hell with milk; I purchased this years wine supplies - lots of prize-winning wines at good prices just now. The New World check-out assistant told me that all the New World staff do their shopping at Countdown in protest because the Countdown staff get a 5% discount on groceries and NW staff don't.
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
The thing that nobody seems to want to do anything about is the cost of fuel! The price of diesel & petrol is tied up in the cost of every single product sold in NZ today. If the govt., wanted to ease the burden to the average person all it needs to do is vary the tax or drop GST rate on fuel. The biggest problem with GST is that as the price goes up so does the GST! So the govt., is raking it in, no wonder there is a surplus!
Member since 26 Nov 2006
Member from Dobson
And the price of fuel is at a record high, even though the price of oil dropped $5 a barrel.
You see the Oil Co's in the US on TV3 being grilled by congress?
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