Shearing Sports New Zealand Inc National Committee 2017

Shearing Sports New Zealand Inc National Committee 2017


Sir David Fagan
PO Box 91
Te Kuiti 3941

Phone: 0274 98 98 99

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Publicity Officer

Doug Laing

Phone: 027 469-0644 

Fax: 06 843-6656
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Jude McNab
45 Cromer Street
Balclutha 9230

Phone: 027 27 99446

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Shearing Sports NZ Inc National Committee

Northern RepWarren Parker103 Parker Access Rd, RD1, Raglan07 981-1175
Western RepPaul GraingerTroupers Road, RD 1, Te Kuiti 398107 878-6458
Eastern RepBart Hadfield651 Mangaroa Road, RD 5, Wairoa 419506 838-6732
Southern Rep Philip MorrisonBoundary Road, Pahiatua 4910 06 376-8384
Shearers RepMark Grainger873 Oparure Road, RD 5, Te Kuiti 3985027303-0684
Woolhandling Rep Sheree Alabaster11 Pukenana Road R D 6, Taihape 0211618103 
Region 1David BaigentPO Box 25, Wakefield, via Nelson 705203 522 4380
Region 2 Noel Handley 9 Kowhai Avenue Rangiora 021 528401 
Region 3Robert McLaren Isleworth Road, RD3, Ashburton03 303-7283
Region 4 Michael Hogan Mabel Bush, 2 RD, Invercargill 987203 230-4051
Shearers Rep Norm Harraway27 Hardys Road, Rakaia 7784027 241 3023
Woolhandling RepKelly Macdonald20 Cadman Street Cheviot 0274674552 

South Island Shearing Sports Committee Members

Meetings are held in each region annually to elect delegates to the South Island Annual Meeting. Each region has two competition delegates, plus one elected National delegate - One machine and one blade shearers delegate and one woolhandling delegate from each region. Region delegates will elect the shearers rep and woolhandling rep to attend National meeting.

ChairmanMichael Hogan Mabel Bush, 2 RD, Invercargill 9872032304051
Vice ChairmanPaul HarrisPO Box 14, Waipara, 7447033146003
SecretaryEileen Smith9 Mt John Road, RD 7, Waimate 7977036897456

North Island Shearing Sports Committee Members

Each affiliated competition is entitled to two voting delegates to attend and vote at the North Island annual meeting. Area delegates are then elected to form the North Island committee, from which six National delegates are elected. No proxy votes are allowed.

ChairmanWarren Parker103 Parker Access Rd, RD1, Raglan07 9811175
Vice ChairmanPaul GraingerTroupers Road, RD 1, Te Kuiti 398107 8786458
SecretaryIan Hopkirk17 Marine Parade South, Foxton Beach063636742

Electronic Scoring Committees - North & South Island

ChairmanLance WaddellNorth Island09 433 8743 
SecretaryAngela KirkpatrickNorth Island021 1136842 
OperatorLance WaddellNorth Island09 433 8743 / 027 4905926 
ChairmanRichard PeirceSouth Island027 420 7180 
SecretarySharon Hillis South Island03 203 7052 
OperatorSharon Hillis South Island03 203 7052 
OperatorTrudy PaewaiSouth Island027 575 8887 

Shearing Sports NZ Life Members

Robin Kidd

Robin was head of WOOLPRO when he retired in 1999 after being field superintendent and in charge of shearer training since 1983 succeeding the legendary Godfrey Bowen. Prior to that he had been a permanent shearing instructor with the N Z Wool Board since 1966. Robin was secretary of the first National Shearing Committee meeting, July 26th 1973 and served continuously on that committee (now Shearing Sports N Z Inc) for 27 years. Robin and wife Ellie are now living in Taupo, he still takes a great interest in all things shearing!

John Fagan MBE

John Fagan, from Te Kuiti, set World record has spanned four decades at elite levels of the sport, from a string of World records in 1979-1981 to being a member of the New Zealand Shearing Foundation running the ultra-successful 2017 World Championships in Invercargill. Following his nine-hour record for ewes (623) and lambs (804) he won the Golden Shears Open title and a World teams title in 1984, and the following year helped establish the King Country Shears, which almost immediately became the New Zealand Championships. He also won farm fencing’s Golden Pliers national title four times, and was in 1992 awarded an MBE for services to shearing and the rural sector. He was chairman of Shearing Sports New Zealand for nine years, standing-down in 2012. He has been a long-time World records judge, and chairman of the World Sheep Shearing Records Society that was established in 2004.

Hugh McCarroll MNZM

Hugh McCarroll, from Tauranga, has been involved in almost every level of Shearing Sports. As a competitor he won the 1967 Golden Shears Intermediate title, in 1978 he stepped straight from competing into judging, he’s run his local Tauranga competition for many years and was a delegate to the National Shearing Committee, and Shearing Sports New Zealand from its inception in 1991.  He’s managed New Zealand teams, he became a global authority on rules, he’s been the long-standing secretary of the World Sheep Shearing Records. In  2010 he won a veterans shearing competition at the 50th Golden Shears, two years later he was made a life member of Shearing Sports New Zealand and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours the following year was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), for services to shearing and agriculture, which has included pedigree breeding and kiwifruit orcharding. He retired from SSNZ as executive director in 2017

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