The best sausages in New Zealand

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They call them bangers, snarlers and barbeque fodder but some butchers are taking New Zealand sausages to new culinary heights.

The best butchers plan and experiment for months before entering the annual Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition in the hope of landing the title for the country’s best sausage.

More than 450 butchers enter the awards which began in 1994. Here are the results of the 2016 competition.

The best sausages in New Zealand

Supreme Award

Chicken, Lime & Lemongrass

Mangawhai Meat Shop, Mangawhai

People’s Choice Award

Pork & Tasmanian Apple Cider

New World Rolleston, Christchurch

Devro New Zealand Wildcard Winner

Free Range Chicken & Parsley

Col’s Butchery, Mt Maunganui

Gold Medals

Beef

Old English Beef

Harris Meats, Cheviot

Pork

Country Pork

PAK’nSAVE Riccarton, Christchurch

Flavoured

Beef Flavour

Greytown Butcher, Greytown

Poultry

Free Range Chicken & Parsley

Col’s Butchery, Mt Maunganui

Chicken, Lime & Lemongrass

Mangawhai Meat Shop, Mangawhai

Pre-cooked

Classic Saveloys

Hellers

Pork, Lemon & Parsley

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Continental fresh

Fresh Chorizo

New World Stonefields, Auckland

Continental ready-to-eat

The Naked Banger, Pepperoni Bierstick

Ashby’s Butchery, Sydenham, Christchurch

Black Pudding/rounds

White Pudding

Waikanae Butchery, Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Traditional flavour

Free Farmed Pork ‘n’ Fennel

New World Rangiora,Canterbury

Gourmet beef

Reuben’s Made in Store, Beef, Mushroom & Parmesan

Aussie Butcher New Lynn, Auckland

Gourmet pork

Pork & Tasmanian Apple Cider

New World, Rolleston, Christchurch

Pork, Jalapeno & Cheese

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Gourmet varietal

Wild Venison & Black Plum

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Silver Medals

Beef

Old English Beef

PAK’nSAVE Riccarton, Christchurch

Traditional Beef

PAK’nSAVE Moorhouse, Sydenham, Christchurch

Pork

Traditional Pork

Ellerslie Meats, Ellerslie, Auckland

Flavoured

Preston’s Beef Flavoured

Preston’s Master Butchers, Wellington, Palmerston North, Porirua

Continental fresh

Traditional Toulouse

L’Authentique

Auckland, Wellington, Katakana, Mt Maunganui, Hamilton, Napier, New Plymouth, Wanganui

Boerewors

Raeward Fresh, Richmond

Continental ready-to-eat

Smoked Romanian Pork & Garlic

Magills Butchery, Te Awamutu,

Black pudding/rounds

Black Pudding

Ellerslie Meats, Ellerslie, Auckland

Traditional flavour

Free Farmed Pork & Bacon

Drycreekmeats, Methven

Gourmet beef

Bacon, Cheese & Tomato

PAK’nSAVE Riccarton, Christchurch

Creamy Blue Cheese & Beef

New World Bishopdale, Christchurch

Gourmet varietal

Lamb, Pumpkin, Feta & Chives

New World Stanmore, Stanmore Bay, Auckland

Bronze medallists

Pork

Reuben’s Made in Store, Free Farmed True Pork

Aussie Butcher New Lynn, Auckland

Flavoured

Pork Flavoured

Countdown (National)

Pre-cooked

Original Cocktails

Hellers (National)

Poultry

Chicken, Spinach & Pinenut

Elite Meats, Hamilton

Continental ready-to-eat

Portuguese

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Black pudding/rounds category

Black Pudding

Fraser Park Butchery, Timaru

Burger’s Butchery, Timaru

Traditional flavour

Reuben’s Made in Store, Pork, Sage & Onion

Aussie Butcher, New Lynn, Auckland

Gourmet pork

Premium Pork & Mustard

PAK’nSAVE Rangiora, Rangiora, Canterbury

Gourmet varietal

Duck & Orange

The Village Butchery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Source: Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition