Lining up for cheap pies
Feilding’s faithful were up at the crack of dawn today to claim their 10 cent pies from the Rosebowl Bakery and Cafe.
The bakery is celebrating its 45th birthday and to mark the milestone put its two bestselling pies – bacon-and-egg and mince – on offer at the 1968 price of 10c each from 6am to 8am and 12pm to 2pm.
Labourers lined up alongside pyjama-clad children in a queue that weaved down the road and round the corner to get their hands on a hot meat-filled pastry parcel.
Among the hordes of people was KiwiRail worker Chris Roberts.
‘‘I’m trying to lay off the pies a bit, but for 10 cents, who would miss out on a deal like that?’’
Feilding Transfer Station workers Matlock Watson and Delphine Hakaria called into grab one of each before making their way to work.
‘‘I’m not sure I can stomach a pie right now, but I’m saving it for my morning smoko,’’ Ms Hakaria said.
Cafe manager Selena McNabb, who’s family has run the bakery since the late 1960s, said the day was a success.
They had 4000 pies to sell.
‘‘We’ve been run off our feet since we opened, but it’s nice to see people here celebrating with us and supporting us.’’