Whangarei Butchery

Whangarei Gourmet Meats was established in October 2017. It is a family owned business established by Michael & Gemma Paterson.

Michael is a butcher from Melbourne with over 26 years’ experience in butchery and managing butcher shops. Michael and Gemma moved to Whangarei in June 2017 to buy the shop and move closer to Gemma’s family. Since having the shop, they have grown their business within the community with helping with sponsorships with schools and sport clubs.

The Whangarei Butchery team

Michael is a hands-on operator looking over all aspects of the shop and staff. He prides everything he does in the shop and makes sure we are giving customer 100% satisfaction and quality.

We have 3 full-time staff members at the shop who love giving the best service and quality to anyone coming into the store.

Corey started with us in April 2019, Corey completed his apprenticeship with us in 2023. Corey is great with customers and enjoys what he does. He likes to give 100% satisfaction with everything he does.


Our butchery services include:

  • Retail – come into our shop and see our selection of meat on display we have beef, lamb, pork, sausages, game meat, smallgoods, speciality items. All our sausages and small goods are made in store.
  • Order online – we offer an online store where you can do all your shopping online and either pick it up or get it delivered.
  • Wholesale – we do wholesale to business around Whangarei if you are a business and would like a price on meat give us a call or come into the store and see us, we are always happy to help.
  • Homekills – we offer a homekill service, if you would like information on what we do you can either give us a call, get details on this website or come in to our store.
  • Roasting Service – we offer a service where we will cook your meat for you, all you have to do is give us a call and we will have it ready for you to pick up
  • Catering– we will cater for your next big function give us a call to find out more.