Pie Awards – Bakels – 2012

The Bakel’s Supreme Pie Award once again goes to Shane Kearns of Viands Bakery in Kihikihi. He won the competition with a gourmet fruit pie, the third time and the second in a row in the 16 years of the competition that a fruit pie has won the coveted award.

Shane’s pie was a gingered peach and pear with Cointreau pie.

Once again Pat Lam came through as a Gold winner in the Chicken and Vegetable category.

Supreme Pie winners for the second year running – Shayne and Kathy Kearns

Here’s a list of the gold winners in the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards for 2012. I’ve only included the meat winners – really, we’re not interested in the vegetarian versions. And I’m gutted that a fruit pie snuck through to claim the top position. It’s a dessert, not a pie!

Congratulations to everyone who entered this 16th competition.


Gourmet FruitGingered Peach & Pear with CointreauShane KearnsViands Bakery80 Lyon St,
Kihikihi, Te Awamutu


Gold AwardHong Kheng HuorWhenuapai Bakehouse & Cafe79 Brigham Creek Rd,
Whenuapai, Auckland
Silver AwardIan HollowayHollie’s BakeryFlaxmere Shopping Centre,
12 Swansea Rd, Hastings
Bronze AwardChan ChuonMarket Road Kitchen170 Great South Rd,
Remuera, Auckland
Highly CommendedNeville JacksonJacksons Bakery & Cafe15 Middle Rd,
Havelock North


Gold AwardJohn van den BerkJohns Bakery & Café358 Heretaunga St West,
Silver AwardGeemun ChaoFast and Fresh  Bakery & Café8 Horomatangi Street,
Bronze AwardJames BuckrellBJ’s Bakery & Café602 York Street,
Highly CommendedBunnarith SaoDairy Flat Bakery1443 Dairy Flat Highway,
Albany, Auckland


Gold AwardPatrick LamPatrick’s Pie Group Ltd89 Old Taupo Rd,
Silver AwardIan HollowayHollies BakeryFlaxmere Shopping Centre,
12 Swansea Rd, Hastings
Bronze AwardBunnarith SaoDairy Flat Bakery1443 Dairy Flat Highway,
Albany, Auckland
Highly CommendedDavid LiemGreenland Bakery & Café3 Market Square,
Botany Town Centre, Auckland


Gold Award
Chicken Cranberry
& Camembert Cheese
Jason HayRichoux Patisserie119 Main Highway,
Ellerslie, Auckland
Silver Award
Chicken, bacon,
Brie & Mushroom
Ray CooperMa & Pa’s Homebaked Goodies288 Broadway,
Bronze Award
Sweet Moroccan LambPatrick LamPatrick’s Pie Group Ltd89 Old Taupo Rd,
Highly Commended
Chicken, Cranberry
& Camembert
Jenny LyPenny Lane’s Bakery248 Onehunga Mall,
Onehunga, Auckland


Gold AwardTan Kiet TrangCherrywood CaféShop 7, Cherrywood Court,
Otumoetai, Tauranga
Silver AwardIan HollowayHollies BakeryFlaxmere Shopping Centre,
Bronze AwardNeville JacksonJackson’s Bakery & Café15 Middle Rd,
Havelock North
Highly CommendedLeap Heng TaingOliver’s Bakehouse & Cafe299 Kepa Rd,
Kohimarama, Auckland


Gold AwardNap LyTarget Bakehouse231 Manukau Rd,
Silver AwardBun Heng WongJulia’s Bakery128B Main Highway,
Ellerslie, Auckland
Bronze AwardPeter WheelerBay’s PiesTriton Plaza,
North Shore, Auckland
Highly CommendedDavid LiemGreenland Bakery & Café3 Market Square,
Botany Town Centre, Auckland


Gold AwardChris DockrillFrench Bakery238 Port Hills Rd,
Silver AwardCindy LiangRoundabout Lunch BarCrn Albert St & Ferguson St,
Palmerston North
Bronze AwardDara KhayMercari Bakery & Café 6/15 Mercari Way,
Albany, Auckland
Highly CommendedPatrick LamPatrick’s Pie Group Ltd89 Old Taupo Rd,


Gold AwardPaul BarberGoodtime Foods8 Turner Place,
Onekawa, Napier
Silver AwardKevin SmithDad’s Pies57 Forge Rd,
Silverdale, Auckland
Bronze AwardJohn NewellOxford Pies142 Maui St,
Highly CommendedDandan ChenGWF Baking78 Kerrs Rd,


Gold AwardCaramelised Pork Belly
with Coriander
Helena RobbenRob’s Patisserie95D Ponsonby Rd,
Freemans Bay, Auckland
Silver AwardCurry Mutton &
Minted Yoghurt
David SpiceCPITPO Box 540,
Bronze AwardVanilla poached Tamarilo
& French Custard
Dean KomeneLe Petite Four65 Chapel St,
Highly CommendedRoasted Rhubarb,
Raspberry & Apple
Donna Stewart & Christina HoldawayCafé Raeward800 Harewood Rd,


  1. I was talking to a chappie today about GIS stuff and he mentioned he had created a Layar layer for the Pie Awards. If you have an i something or an Android device, you can install Layar, an augmented reality program which displays information laid over the world as seen through your phone’s forward facing camera. Once installed and running, search on the word Pies and you will find a Layar named “2011 Best NZ Pies” which will show you information and more on the various pie winners based on your location and in which direction your phone is pointed. Once you have chosen a winner, the layer can give you google directions to it or let you call it directly.

    He has a created a 2012 Best NZ Pies layer but hasn’t uploaded it yet.

    Also, the 2011 awards are available as a google maps layer. Unfortunately I don’t have the URL on me at the moment but I’ll post it over the next day or so.

  2. Thrash Cardiom

    I have eaten steak/steak and cheese pies from BJ’s and John’s in Hastings. I don’t really recall BJ’s at all while John’s was ok. I recall liking the filling but not being too fussed with the pastry.

    I have only ever bought bread from Jackson’s (good bread!). I recall making a comment in some past pie awards about having to give them a go. Haven’t got around to it yet. I’ll also have to try Hollies some day.

    The place I like to get my pies from is the Angkor Wat in Waipukurau. Great pies. Good pastry and generous, well flavoured fillings. I think they are opening a branch in Hastings or Havelock soon – or may already have done so.

    I wonder if the person who runs the Greenlane Bakery is the person who used to own Angkor Wat. This used to be called Greenlane and was run by an asian man. He won quite a lot of pie awards (which are still on the wall along with later ones won by Angkor Wat) sold the business and moved to another town and started up another Greenlane. I think he later sold that one and moved elsewhere to start again.

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