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It Ain't Easy To Beat A Southern Man

Sunday, 10 October 2021, 5:53 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The mighty southern men of shearing stepped-up yet again to take the first three placings in the New Zealand Spring Shears Open crossbred fullwool shearing championship final in Waimate on Saturday. The six-man final over 16 sheep each was won by Invercargill ... More >>

Trojan Effort Nails Pyper's Shearing Title

Friday, 8 October 2021, 2:54 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Gun Southland and North Canterbury shearer Troy Pyper has today(Friday) won his second New Zealand Winter Comb Open title. The win came on the opening day of the two-day Waimate Shears in South Canterbury, where, just as he did when the title ... More >>

There's Still Plenty Of Shearing To Come - Let's Go!

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 11:30 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Rangiora Shears are off despite attempts to avoid cancellation for a second year in a row. But while it becomes the seventh competition to be cancelled pre-Christmas, nine others are still going ahead. Among the current survivors are just two in the ... More >>

Another Show Cancelled

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 11:38 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Pongaroa shearer David Buick clocks out at the end of the Central Hawke's Bay Open shearing final last year. It was the first win in a season which won him No 1 ranking in the top grade nationwide. This year the show has become one of the latest casualties ... More >>

Manawatu, Ellesmere Join List Of Shearing Competition Cancellations

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 1:37 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The shearing sports season has suffered another blow with the cancellation of shearing at the Ellesmere A and P Association’s 150th anniversary Selwyn Show. The association decided on Monday night some events at a downscaled show at Leeston on October 16 ... More >>

Happy Anniversary As Stratford Nails Merino Title

Sunday, 3 October 2021, 6:01 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Nathan Stratford at AlexandraInvercargill shearer Nathan Stratford on his way to winning the New Zealand Merion Shears Open shearing title for a fifth time at Alexandra on Saturday. Photo / Barbara Newton Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford didn’t ... More >>

Shearing Champs "general Dog's Body" - For Life

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 3:09 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It’ll be all hands on deck at the New Zealand Merino Shears in Central Otago town Alexandra on Friday and Saturday as organisers strive to stage the 60th annual event in the confines of the pandemic Level 2 alert. Almost all of the championships society’s ... More >>

Shearing Events

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 9:41 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand’s two big season-opening shearing and woolhandling championships are going ahead under the constraints of the pandemic Level 2 competitions. More >>

World Shearing Record

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 8:34 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A glamour shearing record once the domain of New Zealand’s best has been broken in the UK for the second time in five years by a shearer averaging one lamb every 37.16 seconds over 9 hours. Oxfordshire shearer Stu Connor completed the record attempt ... More >>

Helping Hands From Downunder In UK World Shearing Record Bid

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:31 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

English shearer and World record hopeful Stu Connor at work early Today (Tuesday) New Zealand time, preparing for a bid to shear more than 867 lambs in more than 9 hours, starting 4pm Wednesday NZST (UK 5am). PHOTO / HUW CONDRON The New Zealand ... More >>

New Names At The Top Of Shearing Sports Rankings

Monday, 12 April 2021, 5:54 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

From left Shearing Sports New Zealand chairman Sir David Fagan and 2020-2021 No 1-ranked competitors Reuben King (Junior shearing), Adam Gordon (Intermediate shearing), Rahera Kerr (Junior woolhandling), Azuredee Paku (Senior woolhandling), and Pagan ... More >>

Southern Blast Rolls Some Big Guns At Te Kuiti Shears

Sunday, 11 April 2021, 6:00 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Pagan Karauria, of Alexandra, in her first New Zealand Shears Open woolhandling final win in Te Kuiti on Saturday night. Photo/SSNZ Central Otago woolhandler Pagan Karauria capped possibly the south’s greatest raid on a shearing championships ... More >>

Shearing Triumph After Lockdown Layoff

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 6:05 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reuben King on his way to his win in Friday night's NZ Shears Junior shearing championship final in Te Kuiti. Photo / SSNZ A mechanical engineering graduate who was made redundant in a Covid-19 layoff last year just a few months into a new career after finishing ... More >>

A New Fagan In Shearing's Limelight

Friday, 9 April 2021, 3:57 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New New Zealand Shears Novice champion Sean Fagan (left), grandfather and inaugural 198 championships' Open final winner John Fagan (centre), and Sean's dad, John's son Neil. Photo / SSNZ The shearing sports have saluted the emergence of the next ... More >>

A Big Day For The King Country Crew At New Zealand Shears'

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 6:39 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association president Mark Barrowcliffe may be the top boss in the industry but also runs a gang of some of the top up-and-coming talent as was shown at on the opening day of the New Zealand Shears in Te Kuiti today. ... More >>

New Zealand Shears - The Show Finally On The Road

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 12:31 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Organisers of the New Zealand Shears are breathing a sigh of relief as they bounce-back from the cancellation of last year’s event to stage the 2021 championships starting in Te Kuiti tomorrow(Thursday). More than 200 shearers and woolhandlers will compete ... More >>

Pyper Wins National Lamb Shearing Title By A Whisker

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 9:40 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

North Canterbury shearer Troy Pyper claimed one of the more satisfying wins of his career by ending the lambshearing dominance of Wairarapa shearer David Buick at the Mackenzie A and P Show’s New Zealand Lamb Shearing Championships by a whisker in ... More >>

A Big Climax For Shearing Season

Friday, 26 March 2021, 8:44 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A possible record of six major Open title events has been confirmed for a ready-to-rock end of the 2020-2021 shearing sports season at the New Zealand Shears in Te Kuiti on April 8-10. The championships committee has agreed to include national team selection ... More >>

Rural Games Speedshear

Monday, 15 March 2021, 6:37 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Jack Fagan (left)  pips event favourite Jimmy Samuels to successfully defend the Rural Games sp[eed shearing title in Palmerston North todsy (Sunday). Photo / SSNZ Travelling Jack claims second Rural Games speed shear title All roads, or what ... More >>

Schools Shearing Champs

Sunday, 14 March 2021, 6:53 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Pictured in Rathkeale’s moment of victory were (from left) Shearing Sports New Zealand chairman and shearing legend Sir David Fagan, shearers Charlie Heard, Michael Buick, Sam Mathewson, and Sam Loder, woolhandler Liam Quirke, and 2014 World champion ... More >>