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

 


Frenchman caps overseas ambush of weekend shears

Frenchman caps overseas ambush of weekend shears

French shearer Loic Jauberthie beame possibly the first from his country to win a shearing competition in New Zealand as four shearers topped the podium in a unique two days in New Zealand shearing last weekend.

Jauberthie, currently working for a shearing gang in Central Hawke’s Bay, won the Junior title at the Horowhenua A and P Show in Levin on Sunday.

At the same show, the Intermediate title was won by Welsh shearer Alun Jones, while the previous day Japanese shearer Shun Oishi won the tiny Golden Bay show’s intermediate title at Takaka, beating Enkhnasan Chuluunbaatar, fron Bulgan Province in Mongolia, and Tom Lewis, from Bathurst, NSW, won the Intermediate final at the Tauranga A and P Show.

While Jauberthie is in his first season in New Zealand and expects to head back to the Northern Hemisphere in the next few weeks, both Oishi and Chuluunbaatar live mainly in New Zealand, the latter having moved here with Kiwi wife Zoe to settle in New Zealand about two years ago.

Despite being from a family of nomadic herders ion a country with a sheep population estimated to be about 14 million, the shearer known as “Nasa” did not learn to shear until after he arrived in New Zealand and is capable of over 200 sheep a day, says employer and Golden Bay contractor Nick Nalder.

While there were just 22 shearers across four classes at the Golden Bay show, there were five nationalities, including American Weston Hyllstead, from Iowa..
Another feature of the Horowhenua show was the Open final win by Napier shearer John Kirkpatrick, having just flown back to the North Island after winning the Northern Southland Community Shears longwool title at Castle Riock, near Lumsden, on Friday, and finishing second in the centennial Winton A and P Show’s crossbred lambshearing final on Saturday.

With his Winton placing leaving him just a placing short of repeating a unique treble of wins he recorded at the three shows within three days in 2009, Kirkpatrick’s win on Sunday was a significant triumph over Hastings shearer Rowland Smith, who had won at Wairoa on Saturday and who will shear for New Zealand in the first Elders Primary Wool Shearing Series test against Wal;es, at the Rotorua A and P Show at Ngongotaha.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news