The number one place in New Zealand to get hot cross buns revealed

Easter is only three weeks away so Seven Sharp revealed the top three hot cross bun bakers in the nation.

In third place is Divine, Your Local Bakers in Christchurch.

Coming in second is Continental Catering Group in Rangiora.

And the winner is U-Bake Bakers in Timaru.

A U-bake baker says of their buns: "It had a good selection of really plump fruits for it. That really took the judges."

"Something we're really proud of for a small bakery in Timaru," another staff member says. 

Seven Sharp announces the best three bakers of the Easter staple in the nation. Source: Seven Sharp