Wet and wild weather inevitably brings enquires about whether or not the price of vegetables will increase in New Zealand. But the real determinant of the price of vegetables is how much demand there is, and can the supply keep up.
Rain, hail and colder than normal weather will affect the supply of spring vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.
Environment Minister David Parker has announced that preliminary work has begun to create a new freshwater policy for New Zealand, building on the previous Government’s work. He is quoted in media as saying: “I think [most] New Zealanders share an objective that their waterways should be clean enough to swim in...