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Sheep Shearing at Paparoa Show!

Competition Shearing has a 150 year history here in New Zealand. The first known competition was held in Waipukurau on January 21, 1868.   


Competitors are judged on speed and their standard of workman (or woman) ship. The skill and dexterity the shearers display is truly captivating. This is a popular event, so be sure to bag yourself a bale and settle in for some awesome shearing action!

Shearing Sports NZ is the governing body for over 60 shearing and Woolhandling competitions throughout the country. 


Our priority is for everyone to have a great day out at the show and to get home safely at the end of the day. So we kindly ask that you familiarise yourself with the showground rules here.  

Gate Fees

Adults - $10,

Children - $5 per child for first two children. All others are free.

All Under 5's - Free.

NKAA Members - Free
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