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#1

KH
Money saving tips

What are you top tip on saving money and cutting back? What do you go without? Have you managed to reduce your grocery bill? Cut back on power usage?

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#2

Anna

ha reduce grocery bill... not likely with the rising costs!!

#3

Anna

oh but ive changed to meridian... my power bill has halved from mercury!!


StillMe

I changed to powershop, saved a ton of money. I think. And this year we've managed to heat the house with the fire, not electricity, because we got together with the neighbours and went out in the summer and cut down trees for firewood. Yay awesome neighbours!!

#4

KH

Where there's a will there's a way. I like to get veges from farmers markets. That definitely saves and I would recommend doing that.

#5

Anna

yer i dunno where the farmers markets are in Auckland?? but yer i have heard they are better... the prices just keep going up up up!!

#6

KH

Matakana Village Famers' Market - 2 Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana
Hours: Saturday, 8.00am to 1:00pm; winter 8:00am to 1:00pm
Contact: Michael Kessell
Ph: 09 422 6889
Email: mihou@clear.net.nz

Hobsonville Point Farmers' Market -
Buckley Ave and Hastings Crescent, Hobsonville Point
Hours: Sunday, 9:00am to 1.00pm
Contact: Margo Hardman
email: hpfmmanager@gmail.com

Orewa Beach Farmers' Market - Orewa Square, Orewa
Hours: Sunday, 8:00am to 12:30pm
Contact: Ross or Jennifer Mackay
Ph: 09 4207086
Email: mackayross@xtra.co.nz

Clevedon Village Farmers' Market - Showgrounds Clevedon
Hours: Sunday, 8.30am to 12 noon
Contact: Helen or Richard Dorresteyn
Ph: 09 292 8513
Email: helen@clevedonfarmersmarket.co.nz

The City Farmers' Market at Brito Mart - corner of Galway and Gore Streets
Hours: Saturday, 8:30am to 12:30pm
Contact: Sue Menzies
Ph: 0273 461 762
Email: info@cityfarmersmarket.co.nz

Grey Lynn Farmer's Market - 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Hours: Sunday, 9:00am to 12.30 pm
Contact: Charlotte Gordon-Market Manager
Ph: 0273756143
Email: admin@glfm.co.nz

Parnell Farmers Market - Jubilee Building Carpark- 545 Parnell Road
Hours: Saturday, 8:00am to 12 noon
Contact: Gill Warren
Ph: 09 379 2095ext 9714
Email: farmersmarket@parnell.org.nz

#7

Bernadette

Thanks for the list of farmers markets! Yay for fresh produce. Is produce reasonably priced?

I am currently with powershop - they are FANTASTIC! I would definitely recommend them.

I live in Auckland CBD and water is like $90pm. Is that expensive? It seems like a lot to me. Mind you we use the dishwasher etc. How much do you guys pay for water pm?

As for groceries, I literally buy the basics. Fruit and vegetables are way too expensive. But they are a must! I usually have pears/bananas and apples in the apartment. I refuse to buy frozen veges (YUCK!!) Other than that just the basics.....


StillMe

Is that $90 per month for water? I'm in Hamilton and I don't think we pay anything over and above what the rates are. I'm renting, so I'd assume they would pass on the cost of water if it fluctuated.

#8

KH

I find vegies so much more reasonably priced at farmers markets. We're thinking about Powershop too!

#9

bigspenda

Look the best time to buy bread and bakery items is about an hour before they close because most places like countdown pak n save etc reduce there bakery items so they dont have to throw it out they next day

#10

bigspenda

My partners a former Supermarket Manager and says never ever buy the bigger packs as when the competion pricing is done it is always done on the smaller packs eg more often than not it is cheaper to buy two single packs of say malt biscuits than a twin pack .

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