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Local Finalists Named in Chip Shop Competition

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Local Finalists Named in Chip Shop Competition

Judges in this year’s Crisco Oils Best New Zealand Chip Shop Competition have announced 76 chippies as being regional finalists in the Competition.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

Northland to North Shore Region

Adriatic Takeaways 91 Kamo Road, Whangarei.
Aunty Barbs Takeaways 10 Holiday Park, Whatuwhiwhi RD1, Kaitaia.
Bidz Takeaway 7 Takahe Road, Ahipara, Northland.
Calypso Takeaways 98 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri.
Central Dairy Awanui 107 State Highway 1, Awanui.
Coalminers 45 Gillies Street, Kawekawe, Northland.
Fresh & Tasty Takeaways The Waterfront, Mangonui.
Haruru Falls Takeaways 9 Yorke Road, Haruru Falls, Paihia.
Highway 10 Seafood Takeaways Shop 10, Waipapa, Northland.
Kippers Takeaway Shop 2-292, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa.
Mangonui Fish Shop Beach Road, Mangonui, Northland.
Northcross Takeaway 4/178 Carlisle Road, Browns Bay, Auckland.
Opononi Takeaways State Highway 12, Opononi.
The Original Leigh Fish & Chips 18 Cumberland Street, Leigh.
Twilight Zone Paihia Traders Mall, Paihia.

Auckland City Region

Beesties Clevedon Main Rd Clevedon
Diamond Takeaways 166 Great South Road, Remuera.
Fast Eddies 8/15 Cook Street Plaza, Howick.
Fishmonger Parnell 363 Parnell Road, Parnell.
Fishmonger Remuera 612 Remuera Road, Remuera.
Focus on Fish 5 Litten Rd Howick
Halsey Takeaways 44B Halsey Road, Manurewa.
Kohi Fish Supply 41 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama, Auckland.
Oceanz Seafood Markets 451 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany, Pakuranga.
Oneroa Fish and Chips 39 Waikare Road, Waiheke Island.
The Chip Shop 711 Manukau Road, Royal Oak.
Westgate 579 Donbeck Road, Massey North, Auckland.
White Horse Takeaways 543 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden.

Waikato to Wanganui Region

Golden Springs 4089 State Highway 5, RD2 Reperoa.
Hakanoa Fish & Chip Shop 121B Hakanoa Street, Huntly.
KB Chips 701 Port Road, Whangamata.
Kopeopeo Corner of King Street and Victoria Street, Kopeopeo, Whakatane.
Koutu Fish Shop 50 Koutu Road, Rotorua.
Ollies Eatways 120 Grange Road, Tauranga.
Oppie's Fish & Chips 259 Fenton Street, Rotorua.
Sheffs Takeaway 714 Grey Street, Hamilton.
Te Kowhai Takeaways 656 Horotiu Road, Te Kowhai Road, Hamilton.
The Captains Table Ltd 56 Broadway, Matamata.
The Chip Inn 113 Tirau Street, Putaruru, South Waikato.
Westshore Fish Cafe 112A Charles Street, Westhore, Napier.

Manawatu to Wellington Region

Annie's Fastfood 166 Featherston Street, Palmerston North.
Fed Up Fast Foods 40 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach.
Fish Boys 401 Jackson Street, Petone.
Fish King 26 East Street, Feilding.
Leo's Seafood & Burgers 163 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington.
Raumati Fish supply 344 Rosetta Road, Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu.
Rumblin Tum Takeaways 308 Queen Street, Masterton.
So Fine Foods 2 Tennyson Ave, Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Wellington Trawlink 220 Cuba Street, Wellington.
Youngs Takeaway 104 Main Street, Pahiatua.

Nelson, Marlborough to Christchurch Region

CJs Takeaways 65a Atawhai Cres, Nelson.
Cobden Takeaway 126 Bright Street, Cobden, Greymouth.
Fishmongers 177 Victoria Street, Christchurch.
Four J's Takeaways 406 Main South Road, Paroa.
Golden Fries Takeaways 5 Commercial Street, Takaka.
Hine's Takeaways 18 Westend, Kaikoura.
Lincoln Fish & Chips 8 Gerald Street, Lincoln.
Mr Frys Takeaways Alana Place, Witherlea, Blenheim.
Nayland Road Takeaways 227 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson.
Papanui Seafoods 489 Papanui Road, Christchurch.
Parkys Bun Hat Burger Bar 156 Tainui Street, Greymouth.
Santa Fe 78 Turmaha Street, Greymouth.
Victoria Seafood Bar & Pizza 96 Victoria Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury.
Wainoni Fish Supply 88a Wainoni Road, Christchurch.

Timaru to Southland Region

Big Ev’s 30 London Street
East Gore Takeaways 1 Talbot Street, Gore.
Glengarry Takeaway 71 Glengarry Cresent, Invercargill.
Hassall Street Takeaway 18 Hassall Street, Timaru.
Herbert Street Takeaways 122 Herbert Street, Invercargill.
Mornington Takeaway 3 Mailer Street, Mornington, Dunedin.
PJ's Fish & Chips 37 Camp Street, Queenstown.
Royal Oak Takeaways Shop 10, 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown.
Surry Park Takeaways 2006 404 Yarrow Street, Invercargill.
Turning Tides 836 Brighton Road, Ocean View, Dunedin.
Waihola Fresh Fish Main Road, Waihola, Milton.
Willowbank Takeaway 995 George Street, Dunedin.

The 76 chip shops from around the country competed against more than 500 shops to be named regional finalists in the Competition, which hunts for New Zealand’s healthiest, tastiest and crispiest chips.

Goodman Fielder Commercial General Manager Sales and Marketing, Graeme Laurence, said the regional finalists are now in the running to become a regional winner or potentially take out the top spot as the country’s top chippie.

“While public text voting determined the top 20 shops for each of the Competition’s six regions, a mystery judging process whittled those numbers down to a combined total of 76 finalists.

“The judging panel looked at a range of criteria including chip freshness and colour, shop cleanliness and customer service.

“But a core component of the judging was the fat content of the chips each shop served up. To check this, a chip sample was taken from each shop and sent away for fat analysis at an AgriQuality laboratory.”

Graeme said the nutrition component reflects the aim of the Chip Group - an industry collaboration that has been in place for almost a decade to lower fat levels in chips.

“The group, which includes The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand has been working together to lower the fat content of New Zealanders’ favourite takeaway meal.

“The judges were, therefore, looking for chips that have been cooked using the Heart Foundation’s recommended frying techniques, which can reduce the fat content of chips by up to 20 percent.”

The Crisco Best New Zealand Chip Shop Competition 2006 is the country’s only national chip shop competition and is this year supported by Goodman Fielder Commercial, Huhtamaki, Bakels, McCain, Mr Chips, Potato Growers of New Zealand and the Heart Foundation.

As the main sponsor, Goodman Fielder Commercial is supporting the event under the new Crisco Oils brand.

The regional winners and the national winner are expected to be announced on 22 November.


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