So Fine Seafoods crowned Grand National Winner!

So Fine Seafoods - Grant National Winner son Best Chip Shop Competition 2017

Over 150 conference delegates and all 7 Regional Winners attended the Potatoes New Zealand Awards Dinner, in Pukekohe on 26 July 2017, where the Best Chip Shop Competition awards were presented. After fat sampling and 2 rounds of mystery shopping…

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Regional Winners Found – Best Chip Shop Competition

  It is with great excitement that we announce the 7 Regional Winners for the Best Chip Shop Competition 2017… Northland & North Shore: Northcross Takeaways, Browns Bay Auckland: Oceanz Seafood Botany, Auckland Waikato/Bay of Plenty: Welcome Bay Takeaways, Tauranga

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NZ’s Favourite Chips Found!

The Best Chip Shop Competition is back after a 4-year hiatus. 51 stores (see list below) have been awarded Highly Commended Chips for producing hot potato chips with 9% fat or less. These stores are currently being mystery shopped for

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Ministry of Health training contract renewed

We are delighted to announce that the Ministry of Healthy has renewed our ‘Chip Group Training Contract’ at the same level as previous years. Potatoes New Zealand are very grateful to the Ministry for their continued ongoing support of this

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Winning Chip Shops celebrated in NZ Herald!

If you were in holiday mode these last few weeks you may have missed the NZ Herald article celebrating Five of the Best Fish ‘n’ Chip Shops in NZ. They chose a handful of our previous year winners from the

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Media release 25 September 2013 The Chip Group Ltd Oceanz Seafood in Silverdale scoops New Zealand’s Best Chip Shop title Daniel and Richard Billington, owners of Oceanz Seafood in Silverdale, are officially king of the chippies, after it was named

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Winners revealed…

  The wait is over!!! We can finally share who won our SIX REGIONAL  and the 47 HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDS! You can see the full list HERE… Kate gives you an update on the winners on this short video… THE

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Michael Huang awarded ‘2013 Chip Champion’.

Last week The Chip Group presented Michael Huang of Oppies Takeaways in Rotorua with a special award to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to the chip industry. Chairperson Glenda Gourley and Kate Underwood, Training and Education Manager from The Chip Group

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Put your BEST CHIPS forward!

Entries are open and New Zealand chip shops are going head to head as they vie to be crowned champion of the 2013 Best Chip Shop Competition. The competition, an initiative from the industry-led Chip Group held every second year,

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Matamata selected for ‘Town Makeover’

It’s already known as the home of Hobbiton, now Matamata is set to go on the map as being the ‘Best Chip Town in New Zealand’ too. The town has been selected for a pioneering initiative to ensure every outlet

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