'Ram' pies to hail Mackenzie rugby guys

20:25, Jul 09 2014
Mackenzie Rams pies
MACKENZIE MEAT: The Mackenzie District is celebrating the Rams making the semifinals of the Hamersley Cup. From left, club manager Gerry O’Neill, captain Stu Cartwright and president Mitch Taylor sample the special Rams pies made for the occasion by Franz Lieber (front) of the Fairlie Bakehouse.

Ram pies are on the menu in the Mackenzie.

In celebration of the Mackenzie Rugby Club getting into the semifinals of the Hamersley Cup senior rugby competition, the Fairlie Bakehouse has come up with a special pie.

Rugby club president Mitch Taylor said the town was in a buzz of excitment as it geared up to host Celtic in the semifinal this weekend.

He said the club wanted to produce something local that the town could get behind, and together with Franz Lieber, from the Fairlie Bakehouse, came up with the Ram pie idea.

It will be a lamb pie, to go with the Mackenzie Rams theme, and will be sold for the rest of the week.

Lieber said it is a nice project for the community and although he has to work on the day of the game, he always supports the club.

He is confident they will sell a "couple of hundred a day" and might donate 50 cents from every pie sold towards the club.

There is also a "paint the town gold" campaign, with shops decorating their front windows to support the club.

Mackenzie are the frontrunners in the competition. The team last won the title in 2004.


The Timaru Herald