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    Shearing sports season underway with Māori shearers and woolhandlers in the mix

    Paerata Abraham wins speedshear in 47.1 seconds.

  2. Video for Girl gang prepares to shear 2000 lambs in 9 hours
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    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.

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    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.

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    Voice of Shearing falls silent

    Well-known Dannevirke shearing legend Koro Mullins has passed away.

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    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.

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    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. 

  7. Video for Karauria gets big win on the eve of Golden Shears
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    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. 

  8. Video for East Coast sheep shearing gang keeping tradition alive
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    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.  

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    Another woolhandling title under Henare's belt

    World champion woolhandler Joel Henare has won the Southland Shears’ National crossbred lambs woolhandling title. 

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    Shear guts

    Despite Kiwi women being the first in the world to get the vote, it's still rare to see a wahine behind the shears in the shearing shed.

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