There is a of potatoes in New Zealand. This means there could be a of potato chips (crisps in British English) until year. Potato chip are calling this a "chipocalypse". They joined the "chip" and "apocalypse" to make this word. The chipocalypse is because of a very winter. This has hit potato farmers. In some areas, a third of the potato has been lost. The wet weather has hit the potatoes used to make potato chips. This means will make fewer potato chips. It also means prices for potato chips will be .
New Zealand potato told a news station about the . The Potatoes New Zealand group said: "It started raining in March, and it just hasn't stopped. We've had the year's worth of rainfall already, so the rainfall is 25 per cent above ….It's continuous, so the soils never get a to dry out." The group said potatoes are and need to breathe. He added that the potatoes are drowning and rotting they are under water. A big supermarket said: "We are working closely with our suppliers to manage supply as much as ."