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Shears Test Matches On The Agenda

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 12:39 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Shearing Sports New Zealand is hopeful it will be able to resume the annual home-and-away transtasman test matches this year. Chairman Sir David Fagan said that with borders open again after the two years of the Covid-19 disruption New Zealand has been invited ... More >>

A Double Whammy For Lambs Shearing Record

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 4:23 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Two shearers who partnered in a five-stand World lambshearing record five months ago are now planning to go almost head-to-head in attempts to bring a solo record back to New Zealand just before Christmas this year. Teenager Reuben Alabaster, of ... More >>

Shearing Sports Bounces Back After Pandemic Blues

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 5:28 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A typical scene at the Golden Shears in Masterton, founded in 1961 and held every year since until the pandemic struck. Cancelled in 2021 and 2022 plans are being made for the 61st annual event to finally be held on March 2-4. Photo / Peter Nikolaison ... More >>

Warm Fav Nathan Stratford Won The 50th National Shearing Circuit Final In A Unique Event In A Central Otago Woolshed

Sunday, 6 March 2022, 6:21 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Shorn at the Golden Shears in Masterton for 48 years until pandemic-based cancellations of the Golden Shears in the last two summers, the final of the PGG Wrightson Vetmed series was shifted to Armidale Merino Stud, at Gimmerburn. Incorporating the McSkimming ... More >>

Shearing It Around: Who's Your Pick ?

Friday, 4 March 2022, 11:42 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It’s sometimes dismissed as a sport, and not your regular weekend punting, but shearing in a woolshed in Central Otago takes on a position near centre-stage for one of the few home-based sports betting opportunities in New Zealand tomorrow (Saturday). ... More >>

Southland V The Rest In National Shearing Championship

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 10:35 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It will be Southland versus the Rest in the race for the PGG Wrightson Vetmed National Shearing Circuit title with five from the region among the qualifiers for the finals in a Central Otago woolshed next Saturday. The 12 for the showdown were decided after ... More >>

Shearing Champs At Apiti - Gateway To The Ruahine Ranges

Friday, 25 February 2022, 9:39 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

About 1100 sheep have been prepared for last-show-standing the Apiti and District Show shearing and woolhandling championships in the Central North Island tomorrow (Saturday). Organiser Russell Knight says more than 150 competitors took part last ... More >>

Shearing's Last Man Standing - Apiti Shears And Circuit Final

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 10:55 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The PGG Wrightson Vetmed National Shearing Circuit is set to be completed despite the cancellation of all other competitions for the rest of the 2021-2022 shearing sports season. Circuit convener Warren White, of Waimate, said it’s planned to ... More >>

Aria - Shearing In The Rain

Monday, 7 February 2022, 5:27 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The lineup after the single-sheep children's shear, first to fourth left-to-right Tana Maguire, of Piopio, Rikihana Salmond and sister Ngauia Salmond, of Te Kuiti, and Rikihana Mason, of Masterton. A bit of rain never hurt anyone was much the motto ... More >>

Plan C For Shearing Championship As More Shows Fall

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 5:12 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The New Zealand shearing sports season has been set back on its heels by further cancellations which could mean a national championship marking its 50th year could be decided in a woolshed without any spectators. Among cancellations confirmed today ... More >>

Truckin' On Down To Rotovegas - The Shear Fun Of It

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 9:37 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A carload of Northland shearers and a woolhandler celebrated the chance to compete at possibly the closest competition to home this season by claiming an armload of ribbons, including two wins, at the Rotorua Agrodome Shears on Sunday. Travelling ... More >>

New Zealand Shears Cancelled

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 12:36 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

An appeal has been made to shearing sports competitions organisers to keep their events alive and start planning for next season after dozens of cancellations in the Covid pandemic. The cancellations have reached a peak in the 48 hours following ... More >>

Rare Shearing Grades Grand Slam For Masterton Shearer

Monday, 24 January 2022, 5:58 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Masterton shearer David Gordon became possibly the first to claim victories in all five shearing grades in New Zealand when he won the Horowhenua A, P, and I Show shears title in Levin yesterday (Sunday). Gordon was just 13 when he won the Novice event ... More >>

Haare Fulfils The Promise At Tapawera

Monday, 24 January 2022, 8:23 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Another shearer from Southland has joined the list of Open shearing competition winners this season with victory on Saturday to Floyd Haare at the Tapawera Shears, southwest of Nelson. A competition shearer off-and-on since 2004, the 34-year-old ... More >>

Cruising Is The Inter-islander: Shearers On The Move

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 10:16 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Record-breaking shearer Jack Fagan will be a man in a hurry again as he rushes to help get the North Island shearing sports season finally under way this weekend. The shearer of 811 lambs in nine-hours in a five-stand World Record shear less than ... More >>

An Eight-year Dream Comes True In The Woolshed

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 6:05 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Amy-Lee Ferguson finally celebrates a winning ribbon, after the Northern Southland Community Shears' New Zealand Longwool Championships Open woolhandling final on Friday. PHOTO / SSNZ Once one of the most prolific winners in New Zealand woolhandling, Amy-Lee ... More >>

National Shears Titles At Stake In Southland

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 7:55 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Seven national shearing and woolhandling titles are on the line at the Northern Southland Community Shears which will be held on Friday in a woolshed near Lumsden. The Shears stage the New Zealand Longwool Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, ... More >>

Big Moment For Chilean Shearer At Duvauchelle Show

Sunday, 9 January 2022, 7:22 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Waimate shearer Luis Pincol, from Porvenir in Chile, in his heat the Peninsula Duvauchelle Shears on Saturday. He won the final, becoming the first shearer from South America to win an Open shearing competition in New Zealand. Photo / Supplied A South Island-based ... More >>

Shear Glory Getting The Shows On The Road

Wednesday, 5 January 2022, 7:33 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Shearing and woolhandling competition hit hard by the pandemic restrictions in 2021 are ready to go in the New Year with a determination to hold the sport within the orange traffic-light conditions of the Covid-19 Protection Framework. While major ... More >>

A Great Day For New Shearing Famous Five

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 6:25 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Five King Country shearers have "blown all our expectations out of the water" in today (Wednesday) establishing a five-stands World strongwool lambshearing record of 3740 in nine hours. The words came from Te Kuiti gun Jack Fagan who topped the ... More >>