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29 September 2011

Win the Circuit Drive the Circuit!

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Hyundai has come to the shearing party again for the PGG Wrightson National Shearing Circuit 2011, providing a four wheel drive Santa Fe as a grand prize for the overall circuit winner.

Philip Morrison, President of the National Shearing Circuit Committee said the joint sponsorship had been overwhelming “This will be a highly sought after prize and will stimulate top competition amongst the top performers and up-and-coming shearers alike.”

Melanie Mackenzie, PGG Wrightson Events and Sponsorship Manager said the sponsorship was a natural fit with both companies – aligning us with world class athletes in an important rural
sector. “Representing a true mix of different classes, the circuit provides rural New Zealand with the chance to see legends such as David Fagan, John Kirkpatrick, Tony Coster and Paul Avery
in action.”

The National Shearing Round consists of five qualifying rounds, and a final:

• 30 September – 1 October, Alexandra New Zealand Spring Shears,
• 8 October 2011 - Waimate
• National Corriedale Championships - 10-11 November 2011 - Christchurch
• National Lamb shearing Championships - 7 January 2012- Raglan
• Pahiatua Shears,26 February 2012 – Pahiatua
• Golden Shears (final) - 1-3 March 2012 – Masterton.

PGG Wrightson has renewed their sponsorship agreement for a further three years to support the circuit, from the commencement at Alexandra in 2011 to the final at the Golden Shears in
2014. “I am delighted to have the continuing commitment from PGG Wrightson in extending their nine year relationship with the National Shearing Circuit. It is reassuring to all rounds of the circuit to
have a national rural identify associated with their competitions and the support they provide,” said Mr Morrison.

Each event attracts up to 300 competitors with entrants travelling from all over New Zealand and Australia to compete.


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