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Shearing winners a woolhandling gun too


From Doug Laing, media officer, Shearing Sports New Zealand

February 27, 2014

Shearing winners a woolhandling gun too

Emerging young Kimbolton shearing sports star Connor Puha added to his win in the Novice shearing final on the opening day of the 54th Golden Shears in Masterton today by also being the top qualifier for the semi-finals of the Senior woolhandling championhip.

The 15-year-old is one of eight semi-finalists to emerge from a field of 24 starts in the event and will contest the semi-final on Saturdaymorning. The final will be on Saturday afternoon.

Competing at the Golden Shears for a third time, he will be trying to become the first person to win Golden Shears titles in both shearing and woolhandling.

Qualifiers for the Senior woolhandling semi-finals are (in order): Connor Puha (Kimbolton), Tane Matiaha (Masterton), Daine Rehe (Te Teko), Vinnie Goodger (Masterton), Tumanako Waikare (Masterton), Ana Braddick (Eketahuna), Carmen Smith (Pongaroa), Paige Brausch (Porangahau).


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