The king of kiwi sausages has been crowned, and a Wellington butcher says he's thrilled to bits to have come out on top.
Don Andrews of Island Bay and Strathmore Butcheries has won the Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition for 2012.
He says he's over the moon that his Smoked Kielbasa beat 450 other craft sausages to win the judges' favour.
Don Andrews says his sausage was beautifully balanced, with each flavour coming through without overpowering the others.
Mr Andrews says he's been trying to take out top sausage at the competition for the last decade, and the win won't stop him from having another crack at the prize in 2013.