Shearing Sports NZ
December 31, 2015
Sir David Fagan, one of shearing's most honoured dozen
Shearing Sports New Zealand chairman Sir David Fagan is one of people understood to have been recognised in New Zealand's New Year or Queen's Birthday Honours for services including involvement in the shearing industrry and its sports.
The first is thought to have been Godfrey Bowen (OBE 1960), who with brother Ivan Bowen developed the famed Bowen shearing technique.
Godfrey Bowen was third in the inaugural Golden Shears Open final in 1961, won by Ivan Bowen who was awarded the MNZM in 2007 for services which included development of award-winning Rotorua tourism attraction the Agrodome.
Ivan Bowen is one of seven Golden Shears champions to be recognised in the honours over the years, the others being fellow Open champions Brian 'Snow' Quinn (MBE 1981), John Fagan (MBE 1992), Sir David Fagan (MNZM 1999, ONZM 2007, KNZM 2017), and Colin King (MNZM 2000), Open woolhandling champion Mavis Mullins (MNZM 2002), and 1965 Intermediate shearing champion Hugh McCarroll (MNZM 2013).
Mrs Mullins is one of three Golden Shears presidents to have been recognised, the others being Bob Chamberlain (MBE 1965) and Laurie Keats (MNZM 2009), and other recipients have been former long-serving Golden Shears secretary Colin Gilmour-Wilson (QSO 1995), and shearing instructor Allan Reid (QSM 2010)
Welcome to Shearing Sports New Zealand
- Sir David Fagan, the shearing champ is Knighted - December 31, 2015
- Multiple World and Golden Shears shearing champion and World records breaker David Fagan will now be known as Sir David Fagan KNZM, ONZM, MNZM after being made a Knight in the 2017 New Zealand New Year Honours announced today....
- National Circuit hopefuls angle for early qualifying - December 14, 2015
- At least six shearers have almost guaranteed their places in the final stages of the PGG Wrightson National Circuit with just three of the five qualifying rounds completed.....
- Much waiting yields Mutch win at Stratford - November 29, 2015
- Spectators reckoned Golden Shears champion and 2012 World champion Gavin Mutch looked pretty happy as he shore his way to victory in the Open final at the Stratford A and P Show on Saturday (November 28).....
- Record-breaking summer ahead - November 28, 2015
- At least six World shearing records are expected to be tackled within the space of eight weeks in possibly the biggest tallies season since records were first officially recognised almost 50 years ago....
- Fagan collects what he reckons will be his last Waitomo District Sports Award - November 28, 2015
- EVEN though he's retired from competing, Te Kuiti shearing legend David Fagan just keeps on winning.
The five-time world champion was on Monday crowned Waitomo District Sportsperson of the Year - the seventh blue ribbon title since the event began in 1994.....
- Baigent pace Nott enough to win - November 24, 2015
- Nelson shearer and former Top of the South Senior champion Travers Baigent made a bold bid for his first Open title when coming second at the Nelson A and P Show on Saturday (November 21).....
- Stratford regains title in Tapanui - November 24, 2015
- Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford regained the West Otago A and P Show Open shearing title on Saturday(November 21) in an exciting final which overshadowed any disappointment there may have been over small numbers of entries....
- Buick takes giant step at CHB show - November 15, 2015
- Pongaroa shearer David Buick scored his third win in a row in the North Island when he won the Open final at the Central Hawke's Bay A and P Show in Waipukurau on Saturday(November 14)....
- Invercargill shearer wins big Canterbury double - November 15, 2015
- Invercargill shearer and rising national hope Troy Pyper completed the biggest year of his competition career by winning the Canterbury Circuit and New Zealand Corriedale Championships double at the Canterbury Show on November 12-13...
- Buick completes a double in Manawatu shearing - November 11, 2015
- The new first couple of shearing sports found a novel way to celebrate their relatively private nuptials by completing a unique treble with a double in the Open and Senjor woolhandling at the Manawatu A and P Show in Feilding on Saturday(November 7)....
- Nott repeats Marlborough and Top of the South double - November 07, 2015
- Part-time Blenheim shearer Tony Nott today(November 7) won the Marlborough and Top of the South open finals double for the third time in four years....
- Coster ends long wait for Pleasant Point win - November 07, 2015
- New Zealand representative Tony Coster won the Pleasant Point Gymkhana Shears Open final for the first time in 11 years today (November 7).....
- World Championships 2017 to be held in Invercargill - November 06, 2015
- The next World shearing and woolhandling championships will be held in Invercargill on February 9-11, 2017....
- New shearing pavilion at Marlborough Show - November 05, 2015
- There'll be a bit of luxury at the Marlborough A and P Show on Saturday with the opening of a new pavilion.....
- The guns are ready to fire at Pleasant Point - November 04, 2015
- The Pleasant Point Gymkhana Shears on Saturday(November 7) are shaping as an unofficial South Island championship as the best of Canterbury prepare to welcome an invasion from the south.....
- Buick and Kahukura land double for the Kiwis in Warrnambool - November 04, 2015
- Pongaroa shearer David Buick successfully defended the Romney Shears Australian crossbred championship title in another New Zealand domination of the final at the Warrnambool Show on Saturday....
- Pere breaks through for first Senior win - November 02, 2015
- A big year just became even bigger for Gisborne shearer Bevan Pere as he won the first Senior shearing title of his career at the Wairarapa A and P Show at Clareville, Carterton, on Saturday....
- Pyper bags second win of season at Ashburton - November 01, 2015
- Invercargill shearer Troy Pyper has put the pressure on New Zealand transtasman series teammate Tony Coster in the race for the Canterbury Circuit by winning the Ashburton A and P Show Open final on Saturday (October 31)....
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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