The Great NZ Sausage Competition decides the people's choice winner - so what makes a great snarler?

The Great New Zealand Sausage Competition has just taken place, but what does it take to be crowned people's choice winner?

Seven Sharp reports 482 sausages were judged but only six made it to the people's choice final stage, plus one 'wildcard'.

One expert says what makes a snag sing is "texture and the meat" - and taste of course.

"It's got to be fresh. There's nothing like a disappointing pre-cooked sausage that tastes like cardboard."

Reporter Tamati Rimene-Sproat went to the finals, to see how his entry went.

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If you want to taste something a little more exotic this summer, try this. Source: Seven Sharp