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UK Marmite held up by NZ Customs

Tuesday 28 Aug 2012 5:53 p.m.

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It has been five long months since New Zealand ran out of Marmite. So imagine our surprise when we heard 2000 jars of it have been impounded by Customs in Christchurch.

The Marmite in question is not the Kiwi variety. It is a UK version that's also called Marmite, but its importer is stuck in a copyright battle with New Zealand Marmite manufacturer Sanitarium.

Reporter Kate King explains why there's Marmite in the country, but no one can get their hands on it

Watch the video to see her report.

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