A Tauranga baker has consolidated his reputation as the best pie maker in New Zealand in 2010.
Pat Lam from Gold Star Patrick's Pies Bakery won the supreme pie award for the fourth time at an awards ceremony in Auckland on Tuesday night beating more than 4300 other entries.
Mr Lam previously won the title in 2003, 2004 and 2009 and took this year's competition with a bacon and egg creation.
The judges say his achievement is testimony to an outstanding baker.
Mr Lam says he was very surprised to win again and he would like to try his hand at judging next year.