Mar­mite sup­ply de­layed

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By EVIE MARINKOVICH

Mar­mite lovers in Mata­mata will have to sur­vive an­other five months be­fore su­per­mar­ket shelves are re­stocked with the red-and-black jars of good­ness.

Pro­duc­tion was sched­uled to re­sume in July but engi­neers have found fur­ther struc­tural dam­age to Christchurch’s San­i­tar­ium fac­tory which has slowed down the process.

San­i­tar­ium New Zealand gen­eral man­ager, Pierre van Hee­den an­nounced Mar­mite pro­duc­tion would be at a stand­still un­til around Oc­to­ber.

Mata­mata New World owner, Ewan Ather­ton said they ran out of stock about 21⁄ ago.

Be­cause San­i­tar­ium stock­piled the Mar­mite that was left Mr Ather­ton said they had or­dered some with the hope it would ar­rive soon.

If all goes to plan, we can ex­pect to see Mar­mite back in full force and ready to spread on our toast be­fore Novem­ber.

Not im­pressed: Madi­lyn Beat­tie would rather eat plain but­tered bread than switch to Vegemite.

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