The New Zealand Herald today have published the most popular fish and chip shops – as voted for by the public as part of Herald's “Best of Summer” competition.

The winners are…

• Bobby's Fresh Fish Market, Tauranga

• Dulcie's Takeaways, Hokitika

• JFC Paihia, Paihia

• Kai Kart, Stewart Island

• Mangonui Fish Shop, Northland

• Market Galley, Auckland Fish Market, Wynyard Quarter

• Ōpunake Fish, Chips and More, Taranaki 

• Pirimai Chippy, Napier

• Raglan Fish Shop, Waikato

• Skillet & Fillet, Snells Beach

You can read the full article over at the NZ Herald:  

Meanwhile, across the ditch the winners of the Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards 2021 MasterFoods™ People’s Choice Awards, organised by Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), have been announced for each state and territory.

Fun fact: Queenslanders cast the most votes out of any state/territory, which meant the winner reeled in the most votes in the entire competition!

And the winners are…

• Queensland - Costa's Seafood Cafe, Capalaba

• New South Wales - Something Seafood, Callala Bay

• Victoria - Trident Fish Bar, Queenscliff

• Tasmania - Fraggles, Invermay

• South Australia - Fish out of water, Hyde Park

• Western Australia - Pinjarra Fish & Chips, Pinjarra

• Northern Territory - Frying Nemo Fish and Chippery, Stuart Park

• Australian Capital Territory - The Fish Shack, Civic

Another bonus fun fact – this is the Australian Capital Territory first appearance in the awards, and The Fish Shack narrowly edged out the competition by 10 votes to claim the top spot.