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

 


Father and son win Kaikohe shears events

MEDIA RELEASE

On behalf of Shearing Sports New Zealand

January 15, 2014

Father and son win Kaikohe shears events

Father and son Digger and Josh Balme scored a memorable double when they won the Open and Junior finals at the Kaikohe A and P Show’s annual shearing championships on Saturday.

With entry numbers dwindling at Northland competitions, consistent with the area’s dwindling sheep numbers, the pair’s arrival from Te Kuiti was a timely boost at the start of a circuit of seven show shearing competitions from Auckland to the Far North from January to March.

Each won comfortably, with veteran and Master-class shearer Digger Balme winning the Open final by almost five points from 2013 New Zealand Championships senior winner Bryce Guy, of Kaeo, and 15-year-old St Paul’s Collegiate School pupil Josh Balme winning the Junior final by more than 10 points from Michael Boyd, of Dargaville..

Digger Balme shore his 15 sheep in 16min 29sec, beating Guy by 48 seconds, while in the Junior final Josh Balme shore his three sheep in 6min 18sec, beating second-man-off and eventual third placegetter Ian Smarden, from England, by 18 seconds.

It was 2012 Golden Shears Novice champion Josh Balme’s first competition since recently winning an appeal being raised in class to Intermediate after finishing second in last year’s national Junior rankings, after reaching 18 finals and winning three.

Guy’s brother and 2013 Golden Shears and New Zealand Junior champion Marshall Guy had his first Intermediate win, beating the runner-up by almost 25 points, while the Senior final was won by Michael Hayes, of Kaikohe.

Other shows in Auckland and Northland this season are: January 25, Warkworth A and P Show; February 1 North Kaipara A and P Show, at Paparoa; February 8, Northern Wairoa Show, at Dargaville; February 15, North Hokianga Show, at Broadwood;March 8, Kumeu; April 18-19, Easter Show, Auckland.  

Results from the Kaikohe A and P Show on Saturday, January 11, 2014:

Open final(15 sheep): Digger Balme (Te Kuiti) 16min 29sec, 68.52pts, 1; Bryce Guy (Kaeo) 17min 17sec, 73.25pts, 2; Alan Bramley (Hikurangi) 19min 40sec, 83.06pts, 3.

Senior final (10 sheep): Michael Hayes (Kaikohe) 13min 37sec, 99.65pts, 1; Bevan Hunt (Whangarei) 16min 18sec, 100.9pts, 2; Roger Cook (Okaihou) 14min 13sec, 116.35pts, 3.

Intermediate final (6 sheep): Marshall Guy (Kaeo) 9min 12, 44.1pts, 1; Robert Quinn (Kaikohe) 11min 2sec, 69.26pts, 2; Rusty Campbell (Dargaville) 17min 37sec, 81.02pts, 3.

Junior final (3 sheep): Josh Balme (Te Kuiti) 6min 18sec, 38.9pts, 1; Michael Boyd (Dargaville) 7min 20sec, 49.34pts, 2; Ian Smarden (England) 6min 36sec, 53.8pts, 3.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news