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Amazing Winning Sequence Continues For Young Masterton Shearer

Monday, 25 January 2021, 8:05 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Adam Gordon, of Masterton, at Levin on Sunday, with win No 8 in nine finals this season. Photo / Supplied Young Masterton shearer Adam Gordon continued one of the most promising starts to a shearing sports career when he won the Intermediate final ... More >>

Pyper Claims Third Tapawera Shears Title

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 4:31 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reuben King, a mechanical engineering graduate from the central North Island but who shears in North Canterbury. On Saturday, at Tapawera, south of Nelson, he won his fifth Junior shearing title this summer. Photo / Supplied A field of 12 Open-class ... More >>

Big Shearing Sports Weekend

Monday, 18 January 2021, 10:10 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Six leading hopes for Open titles at the Golden Shears in Masterton in March have each got their new year under way confidently with wins in one of the busiest weekends on the shearing sports calendar. More >>

Women's Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 5:11 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Megan Whitehead mid-way during her shearing record, with father and clockwatcher Quentin Whitehead looking on from the next pen. Photo / Supplied. A sprightly Southland shearer has today smashed a women’s world record by clipping 662 lambs in nine More >>

World Shearing Record Bid Ahead Of Target

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 7:27 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A new World shearing record is already beckoning with Southland shearer Megan Whitehead well ahead of her target in the first run of two hours from 5am to 7am in a woolshed near Gore. Watched by five World Sheep Shearing Records Society judges, Whitehead ... More >>

World Shearing Record

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 7:04 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearer Megan Whitehead got off to a comfortable start in her bid for a new World record with a first hour ahead of the target after the start at 5am in a woolshed near Gore. The 24-year-old Whitehead is targeting a record of 648 lambs ... More >>

Shearing Crews Urged To Get On Board With Competitions

Monday, 11 January 2021, 3:10 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The call has gone out for shearing contractors and staff to get in behind shearing competitions throughout the country as hard-working organisers struggle to get enough entries. . While entries for many of the close to 60 competitions each summer are ... More >>

World Lamb Shearing Record In Southland

Sunday, 10 January 2021, 4:12 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The stage is being set for a unique attempt in Southland next week on a World shearing record which has gone unchallenged for 13 years. Gore shearer Megan Whitehead, 24, will attempt the solo women’s nine-hours strongwool lamb shearing record of 648 ... More >>

Shearing: Three In A Row For Pyper At Duvauchelle

Sunday, 10 January 2021, 6:09 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Open shearing final lineup at the Peninsula Duvauchelle Shears on Saturday. Photo / Supplied National 2019-2020 No 1-ranked Open shearer and New Zealand transtasman shearing series team member Troy Pyper got his second win of the current season in ... More >>

Ponytails For Export After Charity Shearing Head-shave

Saturday, 9 January 2021, 4:15 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

All cleaned-up, from left shearing crank grinder Alice Woolston, shearing legend Sir David Fagan and shaven Natalie Crisp after the charity event in Te Kuiti on Friday night. Photo / SSNZ Shearing legend Sir David Fagan has taken to the handpiece again ... More >>

Speedshears, Records And Shows

Saturday, 9 January 2021, 8:59 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Masterton shearer Paerata Abraham shearing his final lamb in 19.86 seconds. Photo / SSNZ Abraham gets big shearing week off to a flyer in Te Kuiti Masterton shearer Paerata Abraham has started a big week in shearing sports with three sub-20seconds ... More >>

Peninsula Duvauchelle Shears On Next Saturday

Monday, 4 January 2021, 7:32 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A scene from the Peninsula Duvauchelle Shears as regular competitor Shaun Burgess turns his hand to judging in the lower grades. PHOTO / SSNZ The Duvauchelle A and P Society hopes it has scored a few brownie points with the public by deciding to ... More >>

Counties Shears Cancelled, But The Other Shows Will Go On

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 11:53 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Last year's Counties Shears in Pukekohe highlighted the busy programme of New Zealand's top shearers with four of the Open finalists having competed in Gore less than 24 hours earlier, including winner Rowland Smith (left) and Jack Fagan. Photo / SSNZ ... More >>

Worth The Trip To Support A New Competition

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 2:57 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Te Kuiti Shearer Jack Fagan winning the first Whangarei A and P Open shearing title. Photo / SSNZ Te Kuiti shearer Jack Fagan got the ultimate reward for a bit of respect when he won the inaugural Whangarei A and P Shears Open shearing title on Saturday. ... More >>

Stratford Win For David Buick

Monday, 30 November 2020, 8:25 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Wairarapa shearer and New Zealand representative David Buick has crossed the North Island to claim his third Open title of the new shearing sports season. He travelled drove the 285km from Pongaroa to the Stratford A and P Show in about four hours before ... More >>

Tough At The Top At The Shears

Monday, 23 November 2020, 6:12 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Two former Golden Shears Senior champions still finding slim pickings in the Open class after years and years of trying despite proving they can beat most of the best have each won in the last weekend –of pre-Christmas competition in the South Island. ... More >>

A Class Act As Buick Beats Champs In CHB Shears

Sunday, 15 November 2020, 2:39 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

David Buick finishes the Central Hawke's Bay A and P Shears final - 20 sheep at 49 seconds each, caught, shorn and dispatched. Photo / SSNZ Pongaroa shearer and farmer David Buick has again thrown-out the challenge to his fellow shearing elite ... More >>

Worth The Trip - Roberts Successfully Defends Street Shears Title

Monday, 9 November 2020, 8:30 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearers Brett Roberts and Nathan Stratford gained some petrol money for their round trip of over 1300km for two days on the competition circuit when they finished first and second in the Get to the Point Pleasant Point Gymkhana Shears ... More >>

Shearing Champs

Saturday, 7 November 2020, 3:19 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

On top of the South at last for Scots-Kiwi shearer Gavin Mutch Gavin Mutch in 2018 at the Golden Shears in Masterton, where he won a World title in 2012 and the Golden Shears Open in 2015. On Friday he won the New Zealand Corriedale championship at ... More >>

Canterbury Shears Ready To Start In New Woolshed Venue

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 8:05 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A week before the big event about 20 shearers and woolhandlers gathered to prepare the sheep for the Canterbury Shears and New Zealand Corriedale Shearing and Woolhandling Championships. Photo: Supplied Organisers of the Canterbury Shears’ New Zealand ... More >>