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Local Bakers Compete for Best Bun Title

Press release
22 February 2007

Local Bakers Compete for Best Bun Title

A number of bakers across the country are perfecting their kneading techniques and putting the final touches to their hot cross bun recipes, in a bid to become New Zealand’s best Easter bun baker.

More than 160 bakers have registered for the Champion Flour Easter Bun Bake Off 2007 which runs from 1 February to 16 March 2007.

The competition will have the public voting for their favourite Easter buns, while a panel of judges will select five regional winners including a grand national winner.

Goodman Fielder Commercial Business Manager, Paul Howley, said public text voting will determine five regional finalists selected from each of the five regions across New Zealand.

“Once the five regional finalists per region have been determined by public text voting, the judging panel will look at a range of criteria to select the winners,” he said.

“The criteria includes straight and over crosses, application of bun glaze, crust colour, symmetry and batching of product, crumb softness, crumb texture, even dispersal of fruit, and a good aromatic flavour.

“Each bakery must also use at least three Champion products, one of which must be flour.”

Paul said the Easter bun hunt is now in its fourth year.

“For the first year since it began, the public will now be included in the judging process via a text voting system.

“Each bakery registered in the competition will display a four digit code in-store which customers simply text to 4554.

“Customers will only be able to vote once, therefore, they need to make sure that their vote counts.

“Each valid vote also enters the user into a draw to win a $500 travel voucher.”

This year, regional leaderboards will also be displayed and regularly updated on the official website - The leaderboards will show the top 15 bakeries in each region in alphabetical order.

Bakeries who want to participate in the Champion Flour Easter Bun Bake Off should register with Goodman Fielder.

Voting opens on 1 February 2007 and closes on 16 March 2007.

“The regional finalists and Grand National winner will be announced by 26 March 2007 just in time for Easter when hot cross buns are in even hotter demand.”

Registered bakeries:

Northland to Auckland's North Shore
Albany Village Bakery & Cafe Albany
Aroma Bakery & Cafe Albany
Bakerhouse Bakery Whangaparoa
Bakery King Glenfield Glenfield
Bay of Island Bakery Kawakawa
Bernies Bakery & Cafe Browns Bay
Breadbasket Orewa Main Road
Breadworks Bakery Dairy Flat Albany
Browns Bay Browns Bay
Brumby's Bakery Whangarei
Brumby's Devonport Devonport
Brumby's Orewa Orewa
Charlies Bakery Whangarei
Deli Bake Albany
Eurobake Patisserie & Cafe Albany
Glenfield Bakery Glenfield
Golden Bakehouse Torbay
Harvest Bakehouse Silverdale Red Beach
Hollywood Bakery Albany Albany
Kaho Four Square Kaho
Kaitaia Pak n Save Kaitaia
Kerikeri Bakehouse Kerikeri
Kerikeri New World Kerikeri
Le KK Bakery Belmont Belmont
Lens Pies Kaikohe
Mairangi Bay Bakery Mairangi Bay
Manly Bakery Whangaparoa Manly
Mercari Bakery and Cafe Albany
Northcote Bakehouse Northcote
Oneraiti Bakery Whangarei
Orewa Bakehouse Orewa
Orewa New World Orewa
Peninsula Bakery Whangaparoa
Popin Bakery (Patisserie) Matakana
Regent New World Whangarei
Riverside Bakery Whangarei
Roberts Bakery Warkworth
Saigon Bakery Orewa Orewa
Silver Fern Bakery North Harbour
Snells Beach Bakery & Cafe Mahurangi
Sunnynook Bakery Sunnynook
Sunshine Bakery Northcote Northcote
Takapuna New World Takapuna
Target Road Bakery Glenfield
Topstar Bakery Albany Albany
Torbay Bakery Torbay
Treats on Triton Albany
Upper Crust Bakery Glenfield
Uppercrust Bakery Albany Albany
Warkworth New World Warkworth

Rest of Auckland
Avondale Home Bakery Avondale
Bakehouse Cafe Kumeu
Bakehouse Express Dominion Road
Boston Bakery Mt Albert
Botany Pak n Save Botany Town Centre
Breadwinner Mt Eden
Brumby's Silvia Park
Brumbys Remuera Remuera
Busy Oven Bakery Grey Lynn
Central Park Bakery Papakura
Champion Bakehouse Eden Terrace
Classic Bakehouse Highland Park
Classic Bakehouse Greenlane Greenlane
Clendon New World Manurewa
Connon's Bakery Kingsland
Continental Bakery Mt Roskill Mt Roskill
Earlybird Bakery Ponsonby
Eastridge New World Orakei
Glen Innes Pak n Save Glen Innes
Great North Bakehouse Henderson
Greenwoods Kitchen Epsom
Grey Lynn Bakehouse Grey Lynn
Helensville Bakery Helensville
Herne Bay Bakery Herne Bay
Hillpark bakery Manurewa
Hobsonville Bakery Hobsonville
Il Forno Ltd Ponsonby
K.B Bakery & Cafe Newmarket
Kingsland Bakery Kingsland
Kumeu Hot Bread Kumeu
Lincoln Pak n Save Henderson
Manakau Pak n Save Manukau
Mr Bon Bakery & Cafe Henderson
Mr Bon Bakery & Cafe Swanson
Mr Bon Bakery & Cafe Helensville Helensville
Mr Bon Bakery & Cafe Kumeu Kumeu
My Bakery Glen Innes
New Windsor Bakehouse Avondale
Orient Bakery Te Atatu North
Papakura New World Papakura
Papatoetoe New World Papatoetoe
Papatoetoe New World Papatoetoe
Pecks Cottage Bakeries Ltd Glen Eden
Penny Bakery Manurewa
Pidgeon Bakery Sandringham
Ranui Bakery Ranui
Ronnies Bakery Henderson Henderson
Supa Choice Bakery Takanini
Sylvia Park Pak n Save Mt Wellington
Target Bakehouse Glendene Glendene
Target Bakehouse Te Atatu Te Atatu
The Bread Store Howick
The Pastry Chef Avondale Avondale
The Pastry Chef Henderson Henderson
Topwell Bakery Swanson Swanson
Topwell Bakery Te Atatu Te Atatu Peninsula
Triangle Bakery Massey
V.N.T. Bakery Glen Eden
Wakelin Bakery Beachlands
Westcity Bakery Henderson Henderson
Westcoast Bakehouse Glen Eden
Weststar Bakery Henderson
Wild Wheat Ltd Pakuranga

Waikato to Wanganui/Hawkes Bay
Andre's Pies New Plymouth
Bake Shack Mt Mauganui
Big Bake Bakery Papamoa
Brumby's New Plymouth New Plymouth
Early Bird Bakery Onekawa
Express Bakehouse Ngongataha Rotorua
Express Bakehouse Te Ngae Rotorua
Five Cross Rds Cake Kitchen Hamilton
Gisborne Pak n Save Gisborne
Glenview New World Hamilton
Hastings City New World Hastings
Hawera New World Hawera
Hawera Pak n Save Hawera
Heaven's Bakery Ltd Greenmeadows
Johns Bakery West Hastings
Matamata New World Matamata
Mill Street Pak n Save Hamilton
Muff's Pantry Hawkes Bay
Napier City Pak n Save Napier
New Country Bakery Taradale
New Plymouth New World New Plymouth
New Plymouth Pak n Save New Plymouth
Oslers Bakery Wairoa
Rototuna New World Hamilton
Tamatea Pak n Save Tamatea
Taupo Pak n Save Taupo
Te Rapa New World Hamilton
Thames Pak n Save Thames
Tokoroa New World Tokoroa
Waihi New World Waihi
Westend Rotorua New World Hillcrest
Whakatane New World Whakatane
Whangamata New World Whangamata

Manawatu to Wellington
Beresford Bakery Fielding
Breadworks Palmerston North
Broadway New World Palmerston North
Buttercup Bakery Upper Hutt
Connosieur Cakes Petone
Fielding New World Fielding
Giorgio's Panetteria Upper Hutt
Hutt City Pak n Save Lower Hutt
Jackson's Bakery Havelock North
Kilbirnie Pak N Save Kilbirnie
La Grande Patisserie Fairfield
Masterton Pak n Save Masterton
Nada Cakes Johnsonville
Palmerston North Pak n Save Palmerston North
Pandoro Panetteria Ltd Wellington
Petone Pak n Save Petone
Porirua Pak n Save Porirua
Ten O'Clock Cookie Bakery Cafe Masterton
The Village Baker Raumati Beach
Upper Hutt Pak n Save Upper Hutt
Waikane Hot Bread Shop Waikanae

South Island
100 Pipers Bakery Ashburton
Andy Bay Couplands Bakeries Dunedin
Armagh Coupland Bakeries Christchurch
Ashburton Couplands Bakeries Ashburton
Barrington Coupland Bakeries Barrington
Blanchfields Bakery Greymouth
Blenheim Couplands Bakeries Blenheim
Coach Corner Couplands Bakeries Christchurch
Colonial Bakeries Invercargill
Continental Caterers Bakery Rangiora
Copenhagen Bakery Christchurch
Country Oven Bakery Amberly
Couplands Bakeries Hornby
Dunedin Couplands Bakeries Dunedin
Evans Street Couplands Bakeries Timaru
Hereford Couplands Bakery Christchurch
Hillmorton Bakery Christchurch
Invercargill Couplands Bakeries Invercargill
Kaikoura Couplands Bakeries Beach Road
Mays Bakery Timaru Timaru
Nelson Couplands Bakeries Nelson
New Brighton Couplands Bakeries New Brighton
Oamaru Couplands Bakeries Oamaru
Papanui Couplands Bakeries Papanui
Patisserie Royale Motueka
Phils Bakery Greymouth
Picton Village Bakery Picton
Rangiora Bakery Rangiora
Rangiora Couplands Bakeries Rangiora
Richmond Couplands Bakeries Richmond
Rob's Bakery Rangiora
Supervalue Geraldine
Sydenham Couplands Bakeries Sydenham
Temuka Bakery Temuka
The Bakery Queenstown
The Naked Bun Patisserie & Cafe Mapua
Timaru Couplands Bakeries Timaru
Village Bakehouse Ilam


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