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Southern man finally takes South Island title off the North

Monday, 19 February 2018, 8:40 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It may have taken 20 years but it just about meant more than the World title he won last year for top South shearer Nathan Stratford as he became South Island Shearer of the Year for the first time on Saturday. More >>

Woolhandling at Royal Easter Show

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 11:04 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

An Open woolhandling competition is to be held at the 175th anniversary Royal Easter Show in Auckland this year. More >>

It’s a long road making it to the top in shearing

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:52 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearer Brett Roberts’ almost 40 wins in finals in the 10 years since he first started competing at the age of 13 includes wins at the Golden Shears and the New Zealand championships. More >>

Odds on Smith to retain Golden Shears title

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:51 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The TAB has opened Golden Shears betting earlier than ever before amidst the contrasts between the two major shearing events at the 58th annual championships in Masterton on March 1-3. More >>

Champion pair marching towards the Golden Shears

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:24 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reigning Golden Shears champions Rowland Smith and Joel Henare loom as possibly the hottest favourites to win again this year after dominating the major events at the 58th Otago Shearing and woolhandling championships. More >>

Woolhandler Henare zeroes-in on a century of wins

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:14 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

World, Golden Shears and New Zealand woolhandling champion Joel Henare has the chance to go to the brink of becoming only the second person to win a hundred Open woolhandling titles, at the Otago championships which start in Balclutha today. More >>

Dobbs gets first dibs at Reefton

Monday, 5 February 2018, 10:24 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

South Canterbury blade shearer Tony Dobbs has successfully started another bid for World championship honours by winning the first round of a new New Zealand team selection series. More >>

Osborne back in winning circle at Paparoa

Monday, 5 February 2018, 10:23 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Veteran Dargaville shearer Neville Osborne returned to winning form as he regained the North Kaipara A and P Show’s Open shearing title at Paparoa on Saturday. More >>

Fast shearing final

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 11:11 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The 2012 World champion, Whangamomona farmer, Scots international and 2012 World champion, produced the second best quality points to claim another in a sequence of second placings since winning at Tauranga last month, a final for which Smith ... More >>

New Zealand gets it its shear revenge

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 8:19 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

World record breaking Welsh shearer Matthew Evans had a go at blowing New Zealand’s World champions off the board in the first CP Wool Shearing Series test today, but says at the end it was never really going to happen. More >>

Not the money, the points, says budding shears champion

Friday, 2 February 2018, 12:03 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Masterton shearer Ethan Pankhurst has won 30 lower-grade finals over the years but is unfazed by having to go without as he serves his sport’s unofficial mid-career apprenticeship trying to bust into the elite of Open-class competition. More >>

Blades shearers descend on Reefton to start world champs bid

Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:59 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A father and son will line up against each other on Saturday in the first round of a bid to represent New Zealand together in the 2019 World shearing and woolhandling championships in France. More >>

Speed v quality: Quality wins the day at Warkworth

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 8:55 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Open shearing final at Warkworth A and P Show on Saturday was effectively a match between Te Kuiti visitor Jack Fagan and Dargaville’s Neville Osborne. More >>

Overseas shearers dominate at Rotorua

Monday, 29 January 2018, 8:43 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The unusual Rotorua Agrodome Shears Intermediate final lineup on Sunday, from left winner Jeremy Leygonise, from France, runner-up Annalise Humstad, of Norway, third-placegetter Gwydion Davies, of Wales, Emily Te Kapa, from Scotland, who was fourth, and fifth-placegetter ... More >>

Tough day ahead for Southland shearer’s record blast

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 8:58 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearer Leon Samuels will have to climb more than a mountain tomorrow to break one of the toughest of World shearing records in expected roasting temperatures in a northern Southland woolshed. More >>

Wales win shearing tour opener in Taihape

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 10:59 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Welsh shearers Matthew Evans and Alun Lloyd Jones barely let such matters as a late arrival in New Zealand and the immediate immersion into one its hottest summers as they scored a rear Welsh win downunder at the Taihape A and P Show Shears today. More >>

Shearing tests almost cancelled because of visa holdup

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 8:28 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A test series between New Zealand and Wales went within a few days of possible cancellation because of delays with visas for the visiting team. More >>

Fagan takes french visitors on a roadshow

Monday, 22 January 2018, 11:33 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Te Kuiti shearer Jack Fagan proved a more-than-handy tour guide and shearing mentor in a 12-hour round trip of almost 900kms to Kaikohe and back on Saturday when he claimed only his second Open-final win in New Zealand. More >>

The champ is back – it only took a week

Monday, 22 January 2018, 11:32 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reigning Golden Shears and New Zealand shearing champion Rowland Smith bounced back from a rare defeat to successfully defend both the Wairoa and Horowhenua shows Open titles in emphatic fashion at the weekend. More >>

Wool champ marches on – Happy dad and all

Saturday, 20 January 2018, 12:20 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

World champion woolhandler and father-of-three Joel Henare moved to just three short of a century of Open-class wins when he successfully defended the national longwool title at the Northern Southland Community Shears today. More >>



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