About us

We are Darrell, Kim, Georgia & Jessie.  We have owned Mad Butcher Riccarton since Oct 2013 at 227 Blenheim Road, part of the Blenheim Square shopping complex.

Darrell has been butchering for over 25 years, and has a vast experience in all aspects of the trade.

We have exceptionally skilled staff and a butcher on-site for all our opening hours, so when you are in-store and cant quite find what you are looking for please ask a member of our team and we will no doubt be able to cut just what you are after.

We have all your favourite cuts along with all the weekly essentials.

If you have any questions or would prefer to order over the phone, please call us on       03-3487766 or email info@madbutcherriccarton.co.nz

Thank you

Darrell & Kim 


If you’re a Kiwi, chances are the Mad Butcher is as familiar to you as Christmas in the sun and wearing jandals from November ‘til April. The Mad Butcher was founded by the notable Sir Peter Leitch in 1971, and since then we’ve provided the meat for millions of Kiwi BBQs, roasts and other delicious meals.

At the Mad Butcher we believe in quality meat at a great price – that’s why all our carcass beef and lamb is NZ Quality Mark certified, our carcass fresh pork is 100% NZ grown, and our chicken is supplied by Brinks & Tegel. All meat is delivered to stores fresh each day, and cut and packed on site by skilled staff. You can’t get much fresher than that! In-store Master Butchers are available to cut meat to any requirement, along with providing advice on everything meat, from cooking to carving tips. We’re passionate about meat, and our friendly service will make every visit to the Mad Butcher a pleasure.


The Mad Butcher has always been a huge supporter of the local community – Sir Peter Leitch, the Mad Butcher himself – was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for service to the community in 1991. Even Pete himself doesn’t know how much he’s raised or personally given to charity, but it certainly runs to millions of dollars.