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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 >>

A Day Of Shearing At Rotherham - In Level 2

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 6:57 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearing representative Troy Pyper with partner Ripeka Ferris after Pyper's at the Amuri Shears in North Canterbury on Saturday. Photo / Elite Wool Industry Training Wet sheep proved to be a winner for New Zealand representative Troy Pyper ... More >>

National Shearing Circuit Resurrected After Golden Shears Cancellation

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:38 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The national multibreeds shearing circuit finals, which looked to have become a non-event this year amid the cancellation of the Golden Shears in Masterton, will now be held at the New Zealand Shears in Te Kuiti next month. The move was announced ... More >>

South Island Golden Shears Dream Shattered By The Covid Crisis

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:26 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Southland shearers who loomed as the biggest hopes for a first South Island win in the Golden Shears Open shearing final in 32 years are all returning home “gutted” after being stripped of the opportunity by the Covid crisis. The end of the dream ... More >>

The Mourning Of A Woolhandling Legend - Ronnie Goss RIP

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:41 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Shearing Sports New Zealand chairman Sir David Fagan has expressed the shock, grief and condolences among the shearing community after the sudden death of Master Woolhandler, former World championships runner-up and 2008 Golden Shears Open woolhandling champion ... More >>

COVID-19 Update: Golden Shears

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 1:55 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Golden Shears international shearing championships society executive will meet at 10.30am today to discuss the likely cancellation of the Shears for the first time in its 61 years. The 2021 championships are scheduled to start on Thursday and end ... More >>

Golden Shears Cancelled Because Of New Covid-19 Alert

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 11:42 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The 61st Golden Shears, which were scheduled to be held in Masterton this week, have been cancelled. The decision was made at an emergency executive meeting this morning, following the overnight of announcement of a return to Covid-19 Alert Level ... More >>

Shearing Competition Cancelled

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 7:17 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

27 February The 50th anniversary Pahiatua Shears, which were to have been held tomorrow (Sunday) have been cancelled following tonight’s announcement of Covid-19 Level 2 Alert being put in place for a week from 6am. The Pahiatua Shears is the last shearing ... More >>

Keeping Fingers Crossed For Golden Shears

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 6:42 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Golden Shears champions Rowland Smith and Joel Henare in the celebration mode that has become a regular feature of Golden Shears over recent years. They're expected back in Masterton to defend the major titles next week. Photos / Pete Nikolaison ... More >>

Young Shearers Line-up For The Honours At Ohura Show

Monday, 22 February 2021, 6:12 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Juniors and Novices have carried the candle for the competitors big-time at the Ohura A and P Show shears today by providing just over half of all entries. The Shears, at Niho Niho Showgrounds, between Ohura and Matiere, attracted entries, with the ... More >>

Baigent Gets A Win At Murchison

Monday, 22 February 2021, 6:10 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Wakefield shearer Travers Baigent had his first win in 9 finals in the Nelson area shows since his last win almost two years when he won the Murchison A and P Show Open title on Saturday. Travers had four wins in the 2018-2019 season, including ... More >>

Samuels Looms As Big Southern Hope For Golden Shears

Monday, 22 February 2021, 6:08 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearer Leon Samuels leapt even further into potential to become the first South Island Golden Shears champion in 32 years when he won the Southern Shears Open title in Gore on Saturday. In a six-man final of 20 sheep each chocked full of talent ... More >>

Scotland Hopeful For New Zealand National Shearing Title

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 8:00 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Former World champion and proud Scotland international Gavin Mutch is leading the chase in search of the 49th New Zealand national circuit title and the McSkimming Memorial Triple Crown. Gavin Mutch, Scottish shearer and New Zealand National Circuit ... More >>