Shearing Sports NZ
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Shearing Sports New Zealand congratulates and thanks all those who competed, judged and otherwise worked so hard to make competitions possible throughout the 2012-2013 season. A special congratulations to those who headed the rankings of shearers and woolhandlers during the season. The rankings, for all competitors who reached finals, appear on the rankings and titles page of this website. Watch this site for news of the New Zealand team of Rowland Smith and Tony Coster on tour in the UK in July and August.
Events for this Month:
- Shearing stalwart Hugh McCarroll awarded MNZM - June 3, 2013
- Shearing Sports New Zealand congratulates life member Hugh McCarroll on being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours announced today (June 3)...
- Smith crowns stellar shears year with NZ Champs win - April 8, 2013
- Hastings shearer Rowland Smith crowned a stellar couple of months on the competition circuit with a comfortable New Zealand Open Championship win set to a background of drama in Te Kuiti's packed Waitomo Cultural and Arts Centre on Saturday night (April 6)...
- Kirkpatrick wins Bowne Trophy rankings despite Smith challenge - April 5, 2013
- Te Kuiti's 29th New Zealand Shearing Championships have opened with all but two of seven Shearing Sports New Zealand rankings winners for the season clearly decided before competition begns...
- Easter goodies make for big week in Te Kuiti
- April 2, 2013
- New Golden Shears champion Rowland Smith will go into this week's New Zealand Shearing Championships as the hottest favourite in years after successfully defending ...
- Te Kuiti on-line entries - March 12, 2013
- An on-line entry experiment which could reshape how entries are taken for the 60-plus shearing and woolhandling competitions throughout New Zealand is drawing to a close with the approach of the 29th New Zealand Championships at Te Kuiti...
- Fagans bounce back after Shears defeat - March 11, 2013
- King Country shearing legend David Fagan and son Jack wasted no time getting back into winning form on Saturday (March 9), just a week after both missing out on the finals at the Golden Shears...
- Rimene scores shearing and woolhandling double at Cheviot - March 11, 2013
- Attempts to keep woolhandling competition alive at the Cheviot A and P Show in North Canterbury on Saturday opened the door to a rare double for Masterton's Pagan Rimene...
- Smith wins first Open, and gives prizeto cancer - March 04, 2013
- Hastings shearer Rowland Smith realised a dream of ages on Saturday night (March 1) when he won the closest Golden Shears final in the 53 years of the event, and then donated his $3000 prize to cancer research and awareness...
- World champion woolhandler reveals fight against cancer - March 01, 2013
- Record-breaking defending Golden Shears woolhandling champion Joanne Kumeroa knows even the slightest effort can be quite devastating as she battles a chronic cancer...
- Digger pays the bills at Goldies' Speedshear - March 01, 2013
- Male woolhandlers scored a rare treble in taking all three titles at the Pre-Shears Championships yesterday(Wednesday) on the eve of the start of the Golden Shears in Masterton...
- Gisborne pair win first titles at Golden Shears - March 01, 2013
- Gisborne may have lost its railway, but the shearing industry in the area is right on track judging by the efforts of two teenagers who won the first two events decided on the first day of the 53rd Golden Shears in Masterton today...
2010/2011 Competition Directory
Download a full copy of the current competition directory by clicking here or view online here.
All events are listed online under North Island Competition Dates or South Island Competition Dates.
New Zealand wool is recognised internationally for its quality and consistency as a result of the partnership between sheep farmers, wool harvesters and processors. The skills of shearers, wool handlers and pressers maximise the value of the wool grown throughout the country and help maintain New Zealand's proud tradition as a producer of the world's finest wools.
Shearing Sports New Zealand - our role...
- Manage the delivery of over 60 shearing, wool handling and pressing competitions throughout New Zealand annually
- Establish, promote and measure national quality standards in all wool harvesting disciplines at all competitions
- Profile and promote New Zealand wools and wool products at all national and international competitions
- Promote professionalism among all people working in our industry by setting and maintaining standards at all events
- Support professional development and training through partnerships with the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation and Tectra to ensure that people in the industry work to high and consistent standards
- Work alongside New Zealand farmers and shearing contractors to ensure the quality of our wool is maintained and improved through the harvesting process
- Showcase the opportunities our industry presents young people as a career, and provide them support and mentoring through training and competition
Shearing Sports New Zealand - Life Members...
- Robin Kidd
- Hugh McCarroll