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THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS
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Kiwis Have Their Say

New Zealand is in a Cost of Living Crisis. Inflation is already at the highest level in 30 years and Kiwis are going backwards. Here is what Kiwis from all across New Zealand are saying about this crisis:

And for the middle class working Kiwis who are struggling big time?.....as usual nothing. It seems Labour has truly forgotten its roots.

Rent, food, gas = many low income families weekly wage. We will still be surviving JUSSSSSST! Inflation this years is atrocious.

What about our full time working parents? that are finding is hard to put food on the table for their families?

My husband and I get nothing either except hikes in costs everywhere we turn.

My child and I often go without meals at night, it's our only meal of the day, if there is enough food I will go without so my child can eat. I'm in massive financial debt to try and provide for us both. It's so so hard, life is not meant to be this hard.

We struggle to makes ends meet and keep food on the table for our kids due to the increasing cost of food, petrol etc. We earn too much for any assistance, but not enough to get by. I don’t want my kids to miss out.

We are living week by week, as a middle class family we have never done this before.

I considered myself a middle class person. However, it seems that with all that high inflation and rising interest rates on the home loan I need to accept the lifestyle of a lower income earner.

High tax and unaffordable petrol, and other necessities are driving kiwis away from the country. The middle class families are hit hardest as we are not eligible for any assistance. We are planning to move to country with lower tax bracket like Singapore for a few years to have a break from this situation. Brain drain will be a result of this.

And for the middle class working Kiwis who are struggling big time?.....as usual nothing. It seems Labour has truly forgotten its roots.

Rent, food, gas = many low income families weekly wage. We will still be surviving JUSSSSSST! Inflation this years is atrocious.

What about our full time working parents? that are finding is hard to put food on the table for their families?

My husband and I get nothing either except hikes in costs everywhere we turn.

My child and I often go without meals at night, it's our only meal of the day, if there is enough food I will go without so my child can eat. I'm in massive financial debt to try and provide for us both. It's so so hard, life is not meant to be this hard.

We struggle to makes ends meet and keep food on the table for our kids due to the increasing cost of food, petrol etc. We earn too much for any assistance, but not enough to get by. I don’t want my kids to miss out.

We are living week by week, as a middle class family we have never done this before.

I considered myself a middle class person. However, it seems that with all that high inflation and rising interest rates on the home loan I need to accept the lifestyle of a lower income earner.

High tax and unaffordable petrol, and other necessities are driving kiwis away from the country. The middle class families are hit hardest as we are not eligible for any assistance. We are planning to move to country with lower tax bracket like Singapore for a few years to have a break from this situation. Brain drain will be a result of this.

We are listening


The Prime Minister was one of the last people in the country to acknowledge the crisis, and her Government is about to announce record new spending in the Budget. She's not listening, but we are.

We know that Kiwis are doing it tough with rents up on average $150 since 2017, fresh fruit and vegetables up 18% in the past year, and it costing $45 more at the petrol pump to fill a standard tank. 

Housing is continuing to get worse with 4,000+ families raising children in motels, the state house waiting list quadrupling, and KiwiBuild spectacularly failing to deliver on its promise of affordable homes.

We want your help to make the Government listen. Please share your story about how soaring prices are affecting you and your family. Tell us YOUR story.

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