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NZ's six best chip shops named
10:43AM Friday Oct 30, 2009

The best chip shops in the country have been named.

Oceanz in Silverdale, 35km north of Auckland, beat off winners from five other regions to take the title.

Chip shops were judged on the freshness and colour of their chips, shop cleanliness and customer service.

Chips were analysed for fat content and only those with less than 11 per cent of fat were judged, said competition organisers.

Regional finalists were decided through public text voting, mystery judging and chip fat analysis.

The six regional winners and the overall winner were then chosen by a panel of judges.

THE TOP 6
National Winner:
Oceanz - Silverdale, Auckland
Regional winners:
The Chip Shop - Royal Oak, Auckland
Oppie's Fish and Chips - Rotorua
So Fine Seafood - Lower Hutt
The Sands Fish and Chips - Nelson
Portobello Store and Takeaway - Dunedin

- NZPA

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