Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Hot summer hots-up for record tally shearers


On behalf of Shearing Sports New Zealand

January 11, 2013

Hot summer hots-up for record tally shearers

The World Shearing Records Society has confirmed applications have been received for three record bids over the next five weeks.

The first will be on January 31 when former solo 8hrs strongwool lambs record holder Cam Ferguson, of Waipawa, will team-up with Dannevirke shearers Adam Brausch and Ringa Paewai in an attempt on the three-stand record of 1784 set by King Country shearers Digger Balme, Roger Neil and Digger Balme in 1999.

The attempt will take place near Ormondville in Southern Hawke’s Bay and the trio will need an average of 595 each to set a new mark, Ferguson having shown he will be a significant contributor having shorn 742 in claiming the solo record two years ago.

The second attempt will be on February 5, with a surprise entry into the records race by Golden Shears and New Zealand opens champion and Napier shearer John Kirkpatrick, teaming with Invercargill-based Eru Weeds, originally from Dannevirke, James Mack, originally from Thames Valley, and Leon Samuels, of Invercargill.

Shearing at Centre Hill Station near Mossburn, Northern Southland, they plan to set a mark for the vacant four-stand lambs record for 8 hours.

The third attempt will be Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia, targeting the 9hr ewes record of 721 which has not been challenged since Southern Hawke’s Bay shearer Rodney Sutton claimed the ultimate of shearing’s tally records by just one sheep in a dramatic day at Mangapehi, in the King Country, six years ago.

Te Huia will make the attempt on February 12 at Te Hape, also in the King Country and where he shore his current best tally of 674 as he and Sam Welch, of Waikaretu, broke a two-stand record last summer.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Leonardo da Vinci - The Graphic Work

The breadth of da Vinci’s work is incredible: from animals to weaponry, architecture to fabric, maps to botany. The works have been divided into themes such as Proportion Drawings, Anatomical Drawings and Drawings of Maps and Plans. Each section begins with a short essay. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader

Publication of this comprehensive 274-page account of the life and work of James Hector by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand marks the 150th anniversary of James Hector’s appointment as New Zealand’s first government scientist. More>>

On Shoestrings And Phones: Rossellini And Contemporary Film

Howard Davis: Roberto Rossellini's Neo-Realist Rome, Open City provides some fascinating technical parallels to Tangerine, an equally revolutionary Independent movie made exactly seventy years later. More>>

Art Review: Fiona Pardington's A Beautiful Hesitation

An aroma of death and decay perfumes this extraordinary survey of Fiona Pardington's work with faint forensic scents of camphor and formaldehyde. Eight large-format still-lifes dominate the main room, while other works reveal progressive developments in style and subject-matter. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news