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RESULTS from the New Zealand
Shearing Championships at Te Kuiti
from March 31-April 2.
Open final (20 sheep): Rowland Smith
(Hastings) 15min 43.4sec, 58.42pts, 1; John
Kirkpatrick (Napier) 15min 29.61sec, 58.831pts,
2; Gavin Mutch (Whangamomona & Scotland)
15min 44sec, 60.65pts, 3; David Buick (Pon-
garoa) 15min 43.83sec, 60.792pts, 4; Mark
Grainger (Te Kuiti) 15min 34.11sec, 61.806pts,
5; Nathan Stratford (Invercargill) 16min
43.7sec, 65.435pts, 6.
New Zealand Shears Circuit final (15
sheep – 5 Merino, 5 second shear, 5 lambs): Tony
Coster (Rakaia) 20min 27.69sec, 90.918pts, 1;
John Kirkpatrick (Napier) 19min 46.33sec,
92.317pts, 2; Troy Pyper (Winton) 22min
17.38sec, 94.136pts, 3; Dion King (Alfredton)
19min 18.1sec, 98.505pts, 4; Nathan Stratford
(Invercargill) 21min 35.74sec, 98.52pts, 5;
Paerata Abraham (Masterton) 21min 20.75sec,
North Island Shearer of the Year (20
sheep): John Kirkpatrick (Napier) 15min
24.39sec, 58.02pts, 1; Rowland Smith (Hast-
ings) 15min 27.74sec, 60.037pts, 2; Dion King
(Alfredton) 15min 15.49sec, 62.625pts, 3; Mark
Grainger (Te Kuiti) 16min 2.29sec, 65.315pts,
4; Aaron Haynes (Feilding) 16min 1.47sec,
67.724pts, 5; Digger Balme (Te Kuiti) 15min
24.01sec, 75.551pts, 6.
Open plate (10 sheep): Darin Forde (Win-
ton) 9min 47.53sec, 40.777pts, 1; Dion King
(Alfredton) 9min 4.47sec, 40.924pts, 2; Brett
Roberrs (Mataura) 10min 16.75sec, 41.238pts,
3; Floyde Neil (Taumarunui) 9min 50.99sec,
43.15pts, 4; Hemi Braddick (10min 12.19sec,
44.21pts, 5; Jack Fagan (Te Kuiti) 9min
30.45sec, 45.123pts, 6.
Open Challenger (10 sheep): Paerata Abra-
ham (Masterton & Dannevirke) 10min 31.75sec,
42.688pts, 1; Shelford Wilcox (Gisborne) 10min
52.62sec, 42.731pts, 2; Delwyn Jones (Te Kuiti
& Wales) 10min 31.62sec, 45.881pts, 3; Andy
Mainland (Kapuka) 10min 43.06sec, 50.153pts,
4; Corey Mifsud (Australia) 12min 35.44sec,
50.272pts, 5; Shaun Ward (Te Karaka) 10min
57.89sec, 50.295pts, 6
Senior final (12 sheep): Dylan McGruddy
(Masterton) 13min 13.17sec, 53.409pts, 1;
Whanake Whare (Taumarunui) 13min 3.89sec,
54.029pts, 2; Bevan Pere (Gisborne) 14min
19.25sec, 55.13pts, 3; Guy Fraser (Taumarunui)
13min 47.56sec, 55.711pts, 4; Kaleb Foote (Wai-
karetu) 13min 3.29sec, 60.749pts, 5; Darren
Alexander (Whangamomona) 13min 39.65sec,
Intermediate final (8 sheep): Paraki Puna
(Napier) 10min 2.8sec, 42.765pts, 1; Lionel
Taumata (Gore & Taumarunui) 9min 36.99sec,
43.225pts, 2; Ricci Stevens (Napier) 10min
52.24sec, 45.112pts, 3; Tegwyn Bradley (Wood-
ville) 10min 58.83sec, 45.942pts, 4; Joel Rich-
NZ Shearing Championships results
ards (Oamaru) 10min 30.76sec, 46.038pts, 5; Anaru Wakefield
(Porangahau) 11min 20.85sec, 46.918pts, 6.
Junior final (5 sheep): Connor Puha (Kimbolton) 10min
5.82sec, 39.091pts, 1; Brandon Maguire Ratima (Winton) 10min
45.42sec, 41.271pts, 2; Josh Harding (Hunterville) 8min 46.4sec,
43.12pts, 3; Jordan Hart (Blenheim) 10min 6.98sec, 43.549pts,
4; Sam Davison (Masterton) 9min 33.91sec, 44.496pts, 5; Sam
Murphy (Otorohanga) 11min 5.91sec, 49.096pts, 6.
Novice final (2 sheep): Darren Bryant (Levin) 7min 35.71sec,
30.786pts, 1; Sarah Jane Reid (Taihape) 9min 8.65sec, 41.433pts,
2; Topia Barrowcliffe (Piopio) 9min 46.21sec, 45.311pts, 3;
Atawhai Hadfield (Wairoa) 10min 27.68sec, 46.384pts, 4; Ray
Hohepa (Napier) 8min 32.18sec, 46.609pts, 5; Ariana Hadfield
(Wairoa) 10min 31.2sec, 49.06pts, 6.
World Champions Invitation (5 sheep): Gavin Mutch (Scot-
land) 4min 31.99sec, 20pts, 1, Rowland Smith (Hastings) 4min
39.68sec, 22.1184pts, 2, Paul Avery (Stratford) 5min 16.04sec,
23.602pts, 3, Sir David Fagan (Te Kuiti) 5min 34.99sec, 28.15pts,
4, Alan MacDonald (Piopio) 5min 18.01sec, 32.901pts, 5, Tom
Wilson (Scotland) 5min 48.99sec, 45.25pts, 6.
Trans- Tasman Shearing Challenge (8 sheep): Te Kuiti
New Zealand Shears (James Fagan 12min 6.55sec, 80.828pts;
David Buick 13min 16.41sec, 92.321pts; Whanake Whare 15min
23.68sec, 101.934pts) 275.083pts, beat Warrnambool Romney
Shears Australia (Roger Mifsud, 14min 46.33sec, 86.192pts;
Corey Mifsud 15min 26.53sec, 87.077pts; Brett Caldwell 16min
46.91sec, 102.221pts) 275.49pts.
Open final: Joel Henare (Gisborne) 76.688pts, 1; Pagan
Rimene (Alexandra) 87.75pts, 2; Sheree Alabaster (Taihape)
89.97pts, 3; Tia Potae (Milton) 96.07pts, 4; Sue Turner (Tau-
marunui) 130.87pts, 5.
Senior final: Brittany Tibble (Gisborne) 63.824pts, 1;
Erica Henare (Balfour) 84.85pts, 2; Wilz Marshall (Taumarunui)
90.59pts, 3; Hannah Spiers (Eketahuna) 99.69pts, 4; Ash Boyce
(Dannevirke) 202.97pts, 5.
Junior final: Angela Kirkpatrick (Napier) 49.53pts, 1;
Azuredee Paku (Masterton) 57.37pts, 2; Samantha Tipene
(Eketahnuna) 69.81pts, 3; Bianca Hawea (Masterton) 72.81pts,
4; Lashara Anderson (Christchurch) 88.694pts, 5.
Inter-Island Shearing and Woolhandling Challenge:
North Island (shearers Rowland Smith, Dion King, Murray
Henderson; woolhandlers Ngaio Herbert, Keryn Herbert, Sheree
Alabaster) 300.04pts, beat South Island (shearers Darin Forde,
Angus Moore, Nathan Stratford; woolhandlers) 307.107pts.
Shearing Sports New Zealand No 1 Rankings for 2015-
Shearing: open John Kirkpatrick (Napier); senior Kaleb Foote
(Waikaretu), intermediate Ricci Stevens (Napier), junior Connor
Puha (Kimbolton). Woolhandling: open Joel Henare (Gisborne);
senior Erica Henare (Gisborne and Balfour); junior Angela
MAKING HIS: Mark Grainger of Te Kuiti finished fifth in Saturday night’s open final at the NZ Shearing Championships.
SHEAR SKILL: Former world champion Alan ‘Mickey’ MacDonald was a crowd favourite in the first ever world champions
event at this year’s Shears, while Fagan 1 team members (left) – Jack Fagan, Jacob Moore and James Ruki – won the contrac-
AWARD WINNER: NZ Shearing Championships committee member Claire Grainger was
awarded the Keith & Maureen Wilkie Memorial Trophy for her long service to the event.
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