Whole milk powder prices were the standout gainer of
commodities in February but, with other commodities falling
for a third consecutive month, the ANZ commodity price index
is down 16.6% on a year ago.
Asking prices for houses nationally have breached an average
of more than $500,000 for the first time - with the Central
Otago Lakes district average 17.5% higher again, while the
rest of Otago slumbers more than 40% below the national