Best sausages 2010

Best Sausages in New Zealand

New Zealand's best sausage in 2012 was made by a Wellington butchery.

Island Bay & Strathmore Butcheries' speciality sausage, the Smoked Kielbasa, won the title of the nation's number one banger at the 2012 Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition.

The annual awards are keenly contested by butchers who take great pride in turning out a decent sausage.

Here's your guide to the best sausages in New Zealand, with the list of 2012 gold medalists:


  • Aussie Butcher New Lynn (Auckland) MSG/Dairy/Gluten Free Beef
  • Avon's Butchery Ltd (Auckland) 100% Pure Beef


  • Gate Pa New World (Tauranga) Pork
  • Wakatipu New World (Queenstown) Pure Pork


  • Angus Meats (Christchurch) Cocktail 

Frankfurters and rounds

  • Island Bay & Strathmore Butcheries (Wellington) Smoked Kielbasa 


  • Hellers Ltd (Christchurch) Honey, Lamb & Rosemary
  • Harris Meats (Cheviot) Old English
  • Harris Meats(Cheviot) Tomato & Basil 


  • Brookfield New World (Tauranga) Beef Flavoured 


  • Brookfield New World (Tauranga) Mussel
  • Aussie Butcher New Lynn (Auckland) Gluten Free Beef, Cracked Pepper & Worcestershire
  • Westmere Butchery Ltd (Auckland) Spicy Chicken & Coriander
  • Allenton Meat Centre (Ashburton) Venison, Red wine & Pepper

International Bratwurst and Boerwors

  • Agora The Good Food Shop (Dunedin) Pork Bratwurst

People's Choice Award

  • Franklin Country Meats (Auckland) Smoked Paprika & Cheese

Supreme Award

  • Island Bay & Strathmore Butcheries (Wellington) Smoked Kielbasa


Best Sausages in New Zealand 2010

A pork and fennel gourmet sausage was judged to be the best sausage in New Zealand for 2010.

The maker of the sausage, Mediterranean Wholesale Market in Wanaka, was named Supreme Award winner at the 2010 Great New Zealand Sausage Competition.

The inaugural People's Choice Award went to Peter Timbs Meats in Christchurch for their beef sausage.

Best sausages in New Zealand winners were:


  • Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch


  • Meat Cuisine, Auckland
  • Waikanae Butchery, Wellington


  • Saveloy, Southbridge Tasty Meats, Canterbury

Frankfurters & Rounds

  • Smoked Kielbasa, Island Bay Butchery, Wellington


  • Cumberland, Netherby Meats, Ashburton

Flavoured Precooked

  • Precooked Cheese, Tegel, Auckland


  • Gluten Free Precooked, Hellers Ltd, Christchurch


  • Angus, Brookfield New World, Tauranga


  • Bratwursts & Boerwors - Boerwor, Ellerslie Meats, Auckland
  • Spicy - Chorizo, Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch
  • Spicy - Merguez, Franklin Country Meats, Auckland
  • Mild - Italian Pork & Fennel, Seaside Meats, Auckland


  • Pork & Fennel, Mediterranean Wholesale Market, Wanaka
  • Venison, Hellers Ltd, Christchurch
  • Chicken with lime, Jansessen's Continental, Auckland
  • Razorback Wild Boar & Bacon, Harmony Foods, Paeroa


Best Sausages in New Zealand 2009

The sausage judged to be the best in New Zealand in 2009 came from Christchurch. It was a mango & chilli chicken sausage made by Peter Timbs Meats, of Edgeware Rd, and was the 2009 Supreme Award Winner in The Great New Zealand Sausage Competition.

Chief Judge Kerry Tyack described the sausage, which also won a gold in the Gourmet category as "a superb combination of chicken, mango and chilli, resulting in a sweet and spicy sausage with huge palate appeal."

Mango and chilli chicken was one of 12 gold medal winning sausages in the competition.

The 12 gold medal winners were:


  • Westmere Butchery, Westmere, Auckland


  • Waikanae Butchery, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast


  • Heller Tasty Ltd, Kaiapoi, Christchurch


  • Harris Meats Ltd, Cheviot

Pre-cooked flavoured

  • Janssen's Continental Ltd, Browns Bay, Auckland, Cheese Griller


  • Janssen's Continental Ltd, Browns Bay, Auckland
    Chicken Flavoured


  • Ellerslie Meats, Ellerslie, Auckland

Frankfurters and Rounds

  • Janssen's Continental Ltd, Browns Bay, Auckland


  • Bratwurst & Boerwors - Harris Meats Ltd, Cheviot
  • Mild - Westmere Butchery, Westmere, Auckland
  • Spicy - Franklin Country Meats, Pukekohe