After my experience trying to find Hannukah candles in NZ, I decided I should start early in my quest to find Matzot for Passover.
Thanks to the genius of the World Wide Brain*, I tracked down the one store in Christchurch that does actually carry matzah. Not only that, they carry matzah meal and matzah Balls as well!!
If only I were so lucky… When I called before making the trek to the store, I was told “usually we have those items several weeks in advance, but we’re pulling our hair out right now… the Matzah Boat is Late!”.
I never realized that there was a single boat that sailed the seas in preparation for passover, delivering matzah to the Jews of the world. I hope they aren’t soggy.
*The Internet to those who aren’t familiar with Grace Dalley’s (our illustrious flatmate) terminology