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Shop Hours

Our Cheviot shop is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am - 5:30 pm.  Our meat is also for sale at the Cheviot Four Square supermarket.

Feature on Cheviot

Great to see the feature in the NZ Herald recently on Cheviot!  Link is here NZ Herald


Lambs from our farm are processed at Harris Meats. It's looking very green with the rain lately! 680_IMG_6768 680_IMG_6727 680_IMG_6737

Private Processing Instructions 

If you are getting an animal processed with us, there are forms to fill out which give us your instructions on how you want your animal processed and packaged.  Click on the links, depending on which animal you are sending us:   Pigs    Cattle    Sheep   

Price List

Here's the latest list of most of our products including the prices.  Click on this link: price list

Amberley A & P Show Hoof to Hotplate Competition

Amberley A & P Show was a great show (2 November 2013).  We sponsored the Hoof to Hotplate competition which was all about lambs and hoggets this year.  Here's the link to the photos of the entries "on the hook".   Here's the photos from the show including the taste competition.  Congratulations to Rose Gardiner for winning the overall lamb competition! 

Satisfied Customers

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We love getting feedback from customers. We were absolutely delighted to receive this adorable photo of Eddie trying his first sausage.   His parents, Jeremy and Dena, wrote:

"The attached photo is of 7 month old Eddie complete with two whole teeth. As caring parents, we only want the best for our boy when it comes to food. Life is way too short for bad food.  So when it came time for our son to try the first sausage ever in his life, there was only one place to go, Harris Meats Cheviot. A family favourite is the gourmet pork, so that’s what was offered. Devoured it very quickly as expected and was looking for more.      So a big thank you to the team at Harris Meats for providing such high quality food, you just started another generation of very satisfied customers."

680_HarrisMeatsshop040Our shop in Cheviot had a make-over. Here's the view from the road, but you have to come inside to see the rest of the fabulous new look. Come and visit us and let us know what you think.

Tender Hung Beef

We use a technique called "tender hanging" to ensure our beef is tender and tasty. If you are interested in finding out more about this process, check out the new tab under "About Us". Barrington Fresh Meats sell our tender hung beef at their butcher's shop in Christchurch. You can check them out at

Tips for Cooking the Perfect Steak

Take the steak out of the fridge to let it reach room temperature before you cook it. Oil the steak, not the pan/hot plate and then season accordingly with salt and pepper. Don't season until you are ready to cook as salt can dry out the meat. Once you have finished cooking your steak, let the meat rest (loosely cover with tin foil) for at least five minutes before serving. Enjoy.

About Us
Harris Meats is a family owned and operated business based in Cheviot, North Canterbury
Supplying quality New Zealand meat cuts to wholesale customers, restaurants, and resellers.
We provide private processing services to farmers.   We also buy stock off farmers through local stock agents.
Harris Meats sells direct to the public from our shop in Cheviot.  You can also ring or email in your orders if that suits you better.  Delivery can be arranged.
Our Credentials
Harris Meats has won numerous awards for top quality steak, lamb, bacon and sausages.
We've won lots of awards over the years.   Pictured here is the Harris Meats team after we won some gold medals in the last sausage competition. Click here to find out more details including about our gold medal winning sausages.
Join our Team
Join our Team

We currently employ 35 staff at Harris Meats.  As well as fully qualified butchers and slaughtermen, staff are also involved in quality control, engineering, small goods production, packing, retail and administration.   We offer apprenticeships to young people who are keen to thoroughly learn all aspects of the butchery trade.  If you are reliable and prepared to work hard, contact us as there may be an opportunity for you now.

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