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The Butcher’s Mistress

Quality Cuts: The Butcher’s Mistress

The Butcher’s Mistress Rangiora has been labelled beautiful and sophisticated, not the typical words you would associate with your local butcher.


The Butcher’s Mistress


With twelve years in the industry, Halena Hitchcock recognises the importance of health and wellbeing in creating quality tasting meat, sourcing off the hoof and from local farms throughout North Canterbury. Traceability is important to Halena, who ensures the animal has come from a top local farm and been well cared for.

It’s been said you can taste the love in a meal; it’s also amazing what attitude can add to product and reputation. On offer is a wide range of locally sourced meats – lamb, hogget and beef and old-fashioned dry cured bacon, free farmed pork, South Island venison, which features in their spectacular salami, not to mention the array of high-quality gourmet sausages, which is where the Butcher’s Mistress excels. Wild game and home kill services are available too.

Halena and her team can guide you through the cuts and small goods that will best cater for your needs or next special occasion; the team is very passionate about sourcing what the customer is after.


The Butcher’s Mistress is located at 84 High Street, Rangiora, phone 03 313 7191. Follow on Facebook to keep up to date with specials and offers.


The Butcher’s Mistress

A beautiful butchery: The Butcher’s Mistress is the darling of Rangiora

Beautiful and sophisticated may not be the words you would associate with your local butcher, but then there are few similarities between The Butcher’s Mistress and most others of its kind.

The Butcher’s Mistress

Halena Hitchcock opened the doors of the store in Rangiora’s High Street in October last year and, although the physical store is still in a period of transformation, it’s already clear the attention to detail she brings to the commercial table.
Having been in the industry for twelve years, she recognises the part breeding, health and wellbeing play in creating quality, tasty meat, sourcing off the hoof as much as possible and from farms throughout North Canterbury.
“Traceability is important to me – knowing the animal has come from a top local farm and has been well cared for,” Halena says.
Along with a team of butchers, she offers an exceptional array of locally sourced meat – lamb, hogget and beef, old fashioned dry cured bacon, free-farmed pork, South Island venison and goat, as well as organic Washcreek lamb. For the kids, there’s the ever-popular crumbed sausages, but its high quality gourmet sausages is where The Butcher’s Mistress excels.
“To shop at a butchery means personal care,” Halena says.
“We pay close attention to personal tastes and portion control for families of all sizes.”
Homekill and wild game processing are also available. Halena and her team can guide you through the cuts, hanging time and small goods which best suit your needs. “We’re passionate about what we do and if someone comes in the door, we will do what it takes to source what they want.”
The Butcher’s Mistress, 84 High St Rangiora, phone 03-313 7191.