More than 200 shearers and wool-handlers from across the country are preparing to go head-to-head at the 2021 New Zealand Shears championships in Te Kūiti.
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Reo strategy first for shearing championship
Maori language strategy to help with pronouncing competitors' names and towns correctly in Waimarino Shear championships.
Shearing sports season underway with Māori shearers and woolhandlers in the mix
Paerata Abraham wins speedshear in 47.1 seconds.
Girl gang prepares to shear 2000 lambs in 9 hours
A shearing gang of four young women from different parts of New Zealand are getting set to create a new world record. The goal? Shear more than 2000 sheep in 9 hours. “We’re doing a four stand nine hour strong wool lambs record for women, it’s the first time there’s ever been a four stand women’s record,” says Sarah Higgins.
A final stand to farewell a legendary shearer
Mourners arrived at Danniverke to give their last words to the voice of the Shearing World. Koropiko Tumatahi Mullins (Ngāti Pikiao) passed away earlier this week and was laid to rest today.
Voice of Shearing falls silent
Well-known Dannevirke shearing legend Koro Mullins has passed away.
Karauria wins world wool handling final
The 30-year-old from Alexandra provided one of the highlights for New Zealand on day three of the world shearing championships in Le Dorat, France.
Shear commitment to te reo Māori
For the very first time, organisers of the New Zealand Shearing Championships have brought in a te reo Māori advocate to assist commentators with the pronunciation of Māori names.
Karauria gets big win on the eve of Golden Shears
Alexandra's newest master woolhandler, Pagan Karauria got Golden Shears week off to a big start when she won the Pre-Shears Wairarapa Open Championship yesterday.
East Coast sheep shearing gang keeping tradition alive
In the region with the highest unemployment rates in NZ, Sheep shearing and wooldhandling traditions on the East Coast are being kept alive by Tui Hyde, who is providing jobs for the next generation.