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Eight Weekends Of Show Shearing Competitions In The North

Monday, 27 November 2023, 2:14 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The annual round of eight A and P show shearing competitions kicks-off this Saturday with the Whangarei A and P Show. The competition, a shearing-only championships which was revived in 2020 with the opening of an impressive, new open-sided board, will ... More >>

Doing The Miles - 400km Each Way To Shear At Nelson Show

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:37 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

North Canterbury shearer Blake Crooks showed all the grit of a champion when he drove close to 400km each way to compete at the Nelson A and P Show on Saturday. With three senior wins behind him this season, including last-start victory at the ... More >>

Former World Champ Bounces Back From Shoulder Operation To Win Taranaki Shears Title

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:59 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Former World and Golden Shears champion Gavin Mutch, recovering from a shoulder operation 12 weeks ago, returned to the old stamping-ground of Taranaki to win the Taranaki Shears Open shearing final at the Stratford A and P Show on Saturday. Now ... More >>

Henare Bags 136th Win In Open Woolhandling

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:20 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Champion woolhandler Joel Henare won the New Zealand Corriedales Open woolhandling championship for a 7th time, and a 3rd time in a row, on the first day of the annual Corriedales shearing and woolhandling competitions in Christchurch yesterday. It ... More >>

Victory By A Shear's Breadth At Central Hawke's Bay Shears

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:50 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Young Masterton shearer David Gordon scored his biggest Open final win when he beat former World and multiple Golden Shears Open champion John Kirkpatrick at the Central Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Waipukurau on Saturday. It came the hard way, with ... More >>

All In The Family At Manawatu Show Shears

Sunday, 5 November 2023, 2:25 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Some sort of history was set when Masterton brother and sister Joseph Gordon and Cushla Abraham won the Open shearing and woolhandling finals respectively at the Manawatu and West Coast A and P Show in Feilding on Saturday. But there was even ... More >>

Manawatu Show Shears Bounces Back After Three-year Recess

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 9:45 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Manawatu and West Coast A and P Show’s shearing and woolhandling championships are back with organisers hoping for a full field of entries in Feilding on Saturday after three years in recess. The championships fell victim to Covid restrictions ... More >>

Nathan Stratford On Target For 20th National Shearing Circuit Final

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:31 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Two-times national shearing circuit champion Nathan Stratford has set sail for a possible 20th final in the annual all-breeds championship with maximum points in the first two rounds of the 2023-2024 PGG Wrightson/Vetmed series. The Southland ... More >>

First Open Win For Hawke's Bay Woolhandler

Monday, 30 October 2023, 11:32 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Napier woolhandler Jasmin Tipoki still finds it difficult to believe she’s cracked an Open competition win. But she has, claiming the red ribbon on Saturday at what might have been called her home competition the Wairarapa A and P Show at Clareville ... More >>

Southland Wins Ashburton Shears Shield Defence

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 7:57 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A Southland shearing team, of which the four members all work for the same Gore contractor, has successfully defended the Colin King Shield in the first challenge of the new season. The relay took place on Saturday at the Ashburton A and P Show, ... More >>

Shield Challenge At Ashburton Show

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:40 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A challenge for South Island shearing trophy the Colin King Shield will be held at the Ashburton A and P Show Shears on Saturday. The trophy is held by Southland, and competition organisers say a challenge has been lodged by the South Island shearing ... More >>

A Home Show Winner At Rangiora Shears

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 6:14 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

North Canterbury shearer Hugh De Lacy scored his first win of the season in a four-man Open final on Saturday at the Northern A and P Show in Rangiora. De Lacy was runner-up at his home show last year after winning at Ellesmere a week earlier, in a season ... More >>

Emotionals Win For Mum At Great Raihania Shears

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 8:26 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Manawatu mum Ngaira Puha started the bounce-back from the tragedy of losing a child when she won the Open woolhandling final at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show’s Great Raihania Shears yesterday(Friday). Puha, a 27-year-old mum-of-two from Kimbolton, ... More >>

Transtasman Shearing Sports Tests

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 7:00 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Shearing Sports New Zealand team in Australia for the transtasman shearing and woolhandling tests at Jamestown, S.A., on Saturday, from left: Angus Moore (machines), Cushla Abraham (woolhandling), Allen Gemmell (blades), Mark Barrowcliffe (manager ... More >>

The Ranfurly Shield Of Shearing: Where Are The Challengers?

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 10:20 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It’s a case of have shield will travel for Southland as it seeks to defend the Colin King Shield on an almost anytime-any place basis as it looks for suitable challengers. The Shield was put in place two years ago as a South Island equivalent of rugby’s ... More >>

Just Warming-up, Fagan Getrs A Win At Gisborne

Sunday, 15 October 2023, 7:32 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Te Kuiti shearer Jack Fagan sent out another warning that he is out for some big pickings on the Shearing Sports New Zealand circuit this summer when he won the Gisborne Shearing and Woolhandling Championships Open shearing final at the Poverty Bay A ... More >>

Southland Gun Samuels Makes It A Double

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 6:57 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearer and New Zealand representative Leon Samuels completed a double of the traditional first two titles of the Shearing Sports season when he reclaimed the Waimate Spring Shearing Championships Open shearing title in Waimate on Saturday. ... More >>

Top Line-up For Waimate Shears Today And Tomorrow

Friday, 6 October 2023, 7:16 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Most the seven members of the new New Zealand transtasman shearing and woolhandling team are expected to be in action at the Waimate Spring Shears today and tomorrow. Selection of the team was completed last weekend when the Shearing Sports New Zealand ... More >>

Finewool Challenge Starts Shearing Sports Season

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 10:46 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

An attempt to stop Australia claiming New Zealand’s top finewool shearing title and the selection of a shearer and woolhandler for next month’s transtasman tests will be features of the New Zealand Merino Shears in Alexandra on Friday and Saturday. ... More >>

New Shearing Record Holder Has Been Stacking Up The Numbers Since The Age Iof Seven

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 12:40 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Australian shearer Ethan Harder has set the pace for a new World records season by adding 20 to a merino lambs record set less than a year ago. From Bruce rock in inland West Australia,Harder put together the experience of more than a decade of ... More >>





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