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

 

Big win for NZ woolhandler Karauria

Big win for NZ woolhandler Karauria

Alexandra woolhandler and shearer Pagan Karauria has crowned a busy penultimate day at her World championships with a win in the All Nations Open woolhandling final.

Karauria, 30, created some sort of history by reaching the final after reaching the women’s shearing final on Thursday. Tina Elers, of Mataura and representing Cook Islands in the World championships, was 4th.

Golden Shears and New Zealand shearing champion Rowland Smith, of Hastings, was runner-up to Welsh international Richard Jones in the All Nations Open Shearing final, and teammate Cam Ferguson, of Waipawa, was 6th.

Canterbury blade shearer Allan Oldfield was 3rd in the All Nations blade shearing final won by reigning World champion Mayenseke Shweni, of South Africa.

There was big New Zealand win also in the All Nations Senior shearing final, won by Alex Smith, of Rakaia, son of former New Zealand World championships representative Grant Smith. Marley Waihape, of Mataura but also at the championships representing Cook Islands, was 3rd.

The Allflex New Zealand Shearing and woolhandling team of machine shearers Smith and Ferguson, woolhandlers Karauria and Sheree Alabaster, of Taihape, and bladeshearers Oldfield and Tony Dobbs, of Fairlie, are well placed to reach the World championships individual and teams finals on the last day of the championships in Le Dorat, on Sunday.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Facebook Announces New Changes: Combating Hate And Extremism

Some of these changes predate the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, but that attack, and the global response to it in the form of the Christchurch Call to Action, has strongly influenced the recent updates to our policies and their enforcement. More>>

Amazon Confirms: Lord Of The Rings Series To Shoot In NZ

Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. More>>

ALSO:

Birds: Dunedin's Bells Ring As City Celebrates Its Albatross

The city's churches, schools and public buildings bells would chime in unison from 1pm, in what has been a long-standing tradition marking the return of the birds - and a farewell to this season's albatross chicks. More>>

Oscar Buzz: Waititi's Jojo Rabbit Wins People's Choice Award At Toronto

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Broken Estate: An Expat Expert Surveys Our Media

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland