21 Feb 2014

Shearing competition heats up

8:06 am on 21 February 2014

Competition shearers and woolhandlers are heading into a hectic week from Friday, as they start the build up to the Golden Shears in Masterton next week.

About 200 competitors are expected at the Taumarunui Jamboree Shears in the King Country on Friday, with similar numbers at the Apiti Sports in northern Manawatu on Saturday, ahead of the Pahiatua Shears and the Pre-Shears woolhandling championships near Masterton on Wednesday.

The three-day Golden Shears start next Thursday, with competitors from at least nine countries lining up.