Media watch – Thursday

12 July 2018

MediaWatch

Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

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  1. High Flying Duck

     /  July 12, 2018

    Minimum wage increase price rises have hit…petrol tax price rises to follow imminently.

    New Zealand food prices rose in June, led by higher costs for takeover foods and restaurant meals following an increase in the minimum wage.

    Statistics New Zealand said food prices rose 0.2 percent in June from a year earlier. Prices for restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food increased three percent, led by lunch meals, up 3.8 percent, along with a wide range of takeaway food options, the statistics agency said.

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/07/12/150520/minimum-wage-hike-lifts-fast-food-prices

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  2. Blazer

     /  July 12, 2018

    so all good then…
    Bucking the trend, meat and poultry prices slipped 1.6 percent, influenced by cheaper prices for chicken which were down 8.5 percent. Chicken breast prices fell 14 percent to $12.28 a kilo, the statistics agency said.

    Food prices increased 0.5 percent in June from May, influenced by seasonally higher vegetable prices, which advanced 11 percent. The rise was led by cucumber up 88 percent, lettuce up 48 percent, and capsicum up 32 percent, Stats NZ said.

    Meanwhile, grocery prices fell 0.8 percent in June, with lower prices for dairy products, including yoghurt which was down 9 percent; cheese, down 4.2 percent; and butter, down 6.9 percent. The average price for a six-pack of 150-gram yoghurt was $4.40 in June, down from $4.83 in May, Stats NZ said.’

    chump change compared to the cost of housing,renting ,buying,boarding.

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