If you've been feeling the pinch in recent years, you're not alone. A new Statistics NZ report reveals people in the Bay of Plenty have passed up a number of necessities in order to make ends meet. Reporter Jean Bell delves into the data to find where people are cutting costs and asks social agencies what they are seeing and why this might be.

More people in the Bay of Plenty say they are going without fresh vegetables and trips to the doctor, according to a new Statistics NZ report.

The General Social Survey asked Bay of Plenty residents what

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