The price of some vegetables in New Zealand increased due to the effects of cyclone Gabrielle.
Vegetables such as kūmara and broccoli have doubled since Cyclone Gabrielle swept through New Zealand. The wind and rain decimated a number of crops and have increased demand.
Cauliflower and broccoli used to be $1.99 and now it’s gone up to $4.
The majority of New Zealand’s kūmara stock came from Northland’s Kaipara District, which experienced severe flooding during the cyclone.
The rain had also impacted the quality and shelf life of green vegetables like lettuce, rocket, and cauliflower.