14 Dec 2017

Pumpkin, kumara prices hit record highs

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 14 December 2017

Pumpkin prices are the highest they've been since Statistics New Zealand started monitoring them in 1993. It's averaging $5.78 a kilo - 176 percent higher than a year ago. Kumara has also nearly doubled in price in a year, to $8.99 a kilo. John Seymour is a senior manager at Horticulture New Zealand. He tells Guyon Espiner we weather has been the major factor.