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

 


Schoolboy Puna wins another shears title

MEDIA RELEASE

March 28, 2014

From Doug Laing, media officer, Shearing Sports New Zealand

Schoolboy Puna wins another shears title


Manawatu high school student Connor Puha celebrated another successful day away from the classroom by winning the national Novice shearing final in Te Kuiti.

The first title decided at the three-day championships which started on Thursday, it was his fifth of the season, and completed a meritorious double after his Golden Shears Novice final win four weeks ago.

But Puha, from Kimbolton and a pupil at nearby Feilding High School, missed out on a chance for a unique double, when he was eliminated from the senior woolhandling event in the heats. Just before the Golden Shears he won the North Island Circuit senior woolhandling title.

Results from the first two days of the New Zealand Shearing Championships in Te Kuiti:

Novice final (2 sheep): Connor Puha (Kimbolton) 7min 27.31sec, 30.866pts, 1; Mitchell Hoare (Te Kuiti) 6min 37.66sec, 32.383pts, 2; Matthew Kyle (Ireland) 8min 31.3sec, 39.065pts, 3; Sarah Higgins (Havelock) 8min 59.14sec, 40.957pts, 4; Emily Te Kapa (Scotland) 7min 19.84sec, 44.992pts, 5; Darren Gilbert (Raupunga) 8min 4.16sec, 57.708pts, 6.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: The Magic Flute - Magic Moments

Max Rashbrooke: Mozart’s The Magic Flute is an extraordinary tale, blending a story of great solemnity, of elegant music and Masonic virtue overcoming hatred and discord, with elements of extreme silliness and pure fantasy. .. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: ‘Lovely Swans Of Art’

On Cillia McQueen's 'In a Slant Light': Diary-keeping forms the basis of much of this memoir – as with earlier poems – and we are led gracefully through the waves of her life as she sails through both rough and smooth waters. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news