A central Auckland butcher says people are cooking differently to make meat go further, RNZ reports, as food prices hit a 13-year high. Ellerslie Meats owner-operator Ian Groves, who has been a butcher for 44 years, said he had never seen anything like the prices his customers were currently paying. “[Customers are] looking more at things like the prime mince, where you could get two or three meals out of a kilo of mince instead of buying a lower grade product that might just do one night,” he said.