The sale of the iconic Maketu Pies has resulted in a level of interest not seen for some time.

Maketu Pies was placed in receivership at the end of September at the request of directors due to the "critical financial position" of the company.

Owned by husband and wife Grant and Karen Wilson, the business on Little Waihi Rd has operated in Maketū for about 36 years.

It is the community's biggest employer with about 40 staff, mostly locals.


The deadline for expressions of interest ends today.

One of two joint receivers, Thomas Rodewald, said interest had been good and