Golden Shears!

Women competing alongside the men

Competitive shearing is big in New Zealand – in fact some of us think it should be an Olympic sport!

Shearers compete at agricultural shows all over New Zealand. The season culminates in the Golden Shears, a tremendous event that attracts international competitors as well as shearers from all over New Zealand. It’s held in Masterton in early March each year. In 2015 I attended many of the sessions, and described the experience (and other Wairarapa attractions) in Yarnmaker,  an interesting UK magazine about all things fibre.

I loved “the Shears” – read about it here.


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