The 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, held in Invercargill in February, was widely heralded as the best event in the competition's 40-year history. Now, independent analysis has backed that up, revealing a $6.78 million to $7.48 million economic impact to...
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Northland-raised Hawke's Bay shearer Rowland Smith has tonight completed an amazing reply to his omission from the New Zealand World Championships team with a clean-sweep of the major events on the final night of the 57th Golden Shears in Masterton The 30-year-old 2014 Worl...
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RESULTS from the 57th Golden Shears Shearing and Woolhandliung Championships in Masterton, NZ, on March 2-4, 2017: International: Lister Shearing Transtasman Shearing Test (12 sheep – 6 merinos, 3 long wools, 3 lambs): New Zealand 225.3534pts (R owland Smith 17min 45.072s...
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Manawatu teenager Connor Puha has won his second Golden Shears title in a controversial aftermath to the Intermediate shearing final in Masterton today. The 18-year-old Puha, who won the Novice final in 2014 and fourth in the Junior final in both 2015 and last year, was ini...
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It wasn't so much the title he wanted but it'll do for Napier shearer Ricci Stevens after he won the Junior woolhandling title at the 57th Golden Shears in Masterton today. The New Zealand Junior shearing champion in 2015, a Golden Shears Intermediate finalist last year and...
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Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford has loomed as a big hope of claiming the South Island's first win in the Golden Shears Open final for the first time in 28 years. Stratford was the top qualifier in this afternoon's semi-finals, combining both quality and speed to possi...
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It was a bit more than a dream come true for Taranaki shearer Darren Alexander as he won the Golden Shears Senior shearing title, emulating the win by father Lloyd Alexander in 1988. At one stage headed for a climb-up to the Open-class, in which his father also shore a Gold...
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A bit of pining for home was behind the success of Taihape's Jamie McLean as she won her second Golden Shears woolhandling title in Masterton today. There were nine years between the two successes, the 2008 win in the Junior final and today's Senior victory. The 27-year-ol...
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The World champion New Zealand woolhandling team of Gisborne's Joel Henare and Mayryanne Baty has been kept intact for next season's Transtasman series after Baty's win today in the North Island Open woolhandling circuit final it the Golden Shears in Masterton. It was only ...
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Shearing at the Golden Shears was one of the last things on the mind of farmer Mark Ferguson as he started to the feel the grip of a tough Hawke's Bay summer a while before Christmas. But it all changed when he met former World and Golden Shears Open champion and Waipawa sh...
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