Masterton takeaway shop Mr Chips has taken out The Chip Group’s People’s Choice Award for 2018. Owners Steve and Monica Fair are no stranger to winning awards – they won the People’s Choice Award last year as well.

“It was wonderful to have the support of the community,” said Steve. “We’d be walking down the street and people would come up to us and say that they’d cast their vote, which was always a good feeling.”

The Fairs have won an Air New Zealand Mystery Weekend, a $500 Bidfood grocery voucher, a pavement sign and framed certificate and aprons, caps and chips. The People’s Choice Award is purely a popularity contest, done by online voting on the Chip Group website.