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Shearing Sports New Zealand congratulates our own Rowland Smith for winning the shearing title at the World championships in Ireland, and the rest of the team of John Kirkpatrick, Ronnie Goss, Joel Henare, Tony Dobbs and Brian Thomson, who were all among the prize money. Coming up soon is the Elders Primary Wool UK tour. Full details on this web site, and follow us on facebook.

View the latest competition directory online here

The competition dates for
2014/2015 competitions
can be viewed on this pdf.

Shearing Results

World Championships 2014
results click here

BREAKING NEWS



Media Releases:



Overseas competitors triumph in New Zealand competitions - January 26, 2015
Young Welsh shearer James McKenzie joined a growing list of shearers from overseas who have triumphed in New Zealand competitions this season when he won the Junior title at the Taihape A and P Show on Saturday....

Muzza gets a break in Rotorua Wales tour match - January 25, 2015
Feilding shearer Murray Henderson was a popular selection for the Geyserland Shears Invitation team which beat Wales in Rotorua on Sunday....

Fagan signs-off in Rotorua, but the road show carries on - January 25, 2015
Shearing legend David Fagan marked possibly his last competition visit to the Geyserland Shears a 12th victory in its 20-sheep Open final...

Mutch bounces back from health scare to win big Taihape title - January 24, 2015
A few days in hospital before Christmas and a few lingering questions about the health proved no bar to Taranaki farmer and 2012 World champion Gavin Mutch when he won a top-class Open final at the Taihape A and P Show today....

Let's move on, says Te Huia - January 23, 2015
It was like getting straight-back on the horse for Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia when he conceded defeat in his second bid to break the nine-hour strongwool ewes tally record yesterday (January 22)....

Black-singlet swansong for shearing great David Fagan? - January 15, 2015
Shearing great David Fagan is likely to end one of the longest New Zealand representative sports careers when he dons the black singlet for two test matches against Wales this summer...

Stilwell savours the moment at Kaikohe - January 13, 2015
Winning an Open-class shearing title for the first time was almost the second prize for shearing contractor Tom Stilwell as he triumphed at his home Kaikohe A.P and H. Show on Saturday...

Welsh shearers start NZ tour at Tauranga Show - January 13, 2015
Two bright hopefuls on the UK shearing scene will step-out for the first time in Welsh colours on tour when they Open a New Zealand tour at the Tauranga A and P Show on Saturday...

Test shearing hope warms up with Duvauchelle win - January 10, 2015
Rakaia shearer Tony Coster gave a hint he's ready for an upcoming test series against Wales when he won the first South Island competition of the New Year on Saturday (January 10), despite a lack of recent shearing...

Peninsula show kick's off New Year South Island shearing competitionsy - January 07, 2015
At least 40 competitors are expected for the South Island's first shearing competition of the New Year at the Peninsula Duvauchelle Show on Saturday(January 10)...

Keeping shearing competitions alive in the North - January 07, 2015
The long-time organiser of the first of New Zealand's northernmost shearing competitions of the summer is determined the events will survive despite a shortage of shearers after the decline in the sheep population north of Auckand...

Shearing record smashed by hot five in King Country woolshed - January 06, 2015
The World five-stand strongwool lambshearing record for eight hours was smashed in the heat of a King Country woolshed today...
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2014/2015 Competition Directory


Download a full copy of the current competition directory in pdf form (18mb) by clicking here or
view instantly online as a flip book.

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 MNZM

  • John Fagan MBE





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