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Bananas in short supply across the country

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Saturday, 10 November 2018, 8:25a.m.
Supermarket shelves are running short of bananas because of changes in international shipping routes. Photo / Richard RobinsonSupermarket shelves are running short of bananas because of changes in international shipping routes. Photo / Richard Robinson

Bananas could be in short supply until the end of the month.

Changes in international shipping have led to stocks of bananas running low at New Zealand supermarkets.

Northland banana grower Hugh Rose told Larry Williams we should be looking to grow more bananas in New Zealand.

"New Zealand grown bananas have a much more intense flavour compared to the imported ones."

On average, people in New Zealand each consume around two bananas a week, according to data collected by Statistics NZ.

LISTEN ABOVE AS HUGH ROSE SPEAKS TO LARRY WILLIAMS