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Stuff.co.nz (external link)  - It's the jar of Marmite that just keeps giving.

Sir Peter Leitch, aka The Mad Butcher, first bought it in 2011 for a whopping $2300 at a charity auction.

Marmite was in short supply after the Sanitarium manufacturing plant was damaged in the Christchurch earthquake that same year and punters started calling it "black gold" as stocks ran out nationwide.

Its new owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, then donated it to Fairfax Media for use in any future fundraisers.

Now it's going under the hammer once more to purchase iPads to support children with a range of long-term developmental problems.

The Well Foundation - the official fundraising body for the Waitemata District Health Board in Auckland - needs $25,000 to reach the $122,000 target to equip community therapists with iPads to enhance its care to patients.

Sir Peter, who struggled with dyslexia during his youth, says the ipads will help open up a new world for the children in particular...read more >> (external link)