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Who we are...
A Southland company with over 30 years
trading in the Meat Industry and 10 years in
Homekill looking to provide a clean, fast and
efficient service with a personal touch and
value for money. Our slaughterman Kevin
has 28 years experience and will provide
you with service second to none.
What you do...
Call us to advise your needs and on the
appointed day either be available to identify
the stock or have them separated for ease of
access and identification.
What we do...
Organise a date that is suitable to you and
arrive with all the equipment to slaughter the
required animals. They are then transported
to our modern hygienic premises for hanging.
We then contact you in the following days
to discuss your processing needs and call
you once the product is finished, frozen and
ready for collection.
You may also call in and drop off your own
stock and game meats as long as it is clean,
free from foreign matter and skinned.
We can provide a full range of extras for
your processing such as kebabs, french
racks, stirfry and dicing with the option of
marinating as well.
Homekill $115 + Hide
Offal removal (if required) $20
Processing Charges $1.00 per kilo
Homekill $20 + Pelt
Offal removal -- no charge
Processing Charge $20
Offal Removal -- no charge
Processing Charge $80
(Our pigs are skinned not scolded and all offal and
waste must be left on your property)
Fresh Pork $90 • Baconer $110
Basic $3.30kg -- minimum 5kg
Sausages • Saveloys • Chippolatas
• Cherrios • Luncheon • Meat Patties
Gourmet $3.95kg -- minimum 10kg
Swiss Roll • Pork & Chive • Cheese &
Bacon • Cheese & Onion-Herb & Garlic
• Frankfurters • Steak & Onion • Lamb Mint
Rosemary • Merlot & Cracked Pepper
We also offer a full range of Gluten
and Allergy Free range.
All prices are GST inclusive.
AVAILABLE NOW CALL GARY
26B Esk Street, Invercargill • Ph/Fax 03 218 4221
Donna comes with a world
of experience and she
would love to meet all her
old clients and welcome
new clients to join her.
63 Bourke Street
Windsor Shopping Centre
03 217 4445
Co-ordinate our gorgeous wool mix
fabrics to create a
special winter look
The stomach for oysters -- just
We sent reporter Louise Berwick to taste the delicious
food and enjoy the music at the Bluff Oyster and Food
Festival. The festival went off without a hitch, but her
first taste of oysters was a little more disastrous.
Down the hatch: The Eye reporter Louise Berwick gave the celebrity oyster eating competition a shot on Saturday and failed.
Photos: NICOLE GOURLEY. 628004589
Show off: Actor George Mason enjoys an oyster at the festival.
I stare at the plate. It's like I am
about to die, but instead of
happy memories flashing before
my eyes, it's questions.
Why on earth did I agree to do
this? Why didn't I just run
away? Is this really what I
signed up for when I accepted
my contract at The Times? And
why did I have that one last
wine at some ungodly hour this
morning, or the four wines
I'm gagging, choking, dying of
embarrassment. I'm on stage in
the celebrity oyster eating race
at the Bluff Oyster and Food
Festival and I want the floor to
swallow me up.
Better that than being chased
out of Bluff for turning my nose
up at their much-loved delicacy.
I can feel my stomach in my
mouth, my shoulders are shud-
I catch a glance at my
competitor, actor and celebrity
George Mason from Go Girls.
Last week I called him a heart-
throb in a story.
Today he'll be lucky if I don't
throw up on him.
Before I know it, we're away and
I am off to a good start.
I shovel four oysters into my
mouth, but then it dawns on me
--- I haven't swallowed a single
I can feel myself getting paler. I
am forced to chew, and instantly
I have had my fair share of
unusual food --- sheep's head,
stuffed sheep intestines, fish
eyes, even horse --- but nothing
compares to raw oysters.
hundreds of people, several
cameras and the Go Girls actor
who five minutes ago was
surrounded by women and
young girls wanting photos and
What silly part of me thought it
was a good idea to take part in
this celebrity oyster eating
I had never even had an oyster
before and I wish it had stayed
People warned me at work:
''You're going to spew'' or more
jokingly: ''You're going to die''.
I shrugged it off. I mean, if
thousands of people can travel
to Bluff to eat these creatures,
then surely I can stomach them,
and I was determined.
But here I am on stage, about to
puke on my jacket.
Finally, Mason had downed all
10 of his oysters to win and
finish the race. I am so relieved.
It seems to have taken him
hours, but it is really a matter of
seconds. I want to grin from ear
to ear, so glad that it's over.
But suddenly I remember I have
a mouth full of oysters, so
grinning is not an option.
Discreetly spitting the oysters
out isn't either, so I finish them
off. Down they go --- slithering
all the way --- to complete an
experience and a taste I'll never
forget. And one I'll never, ever
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