National Merino Shearing and Wool Championship
The country's only National Merino Shearing and Wool Championship starts today in Alexandra. The competition has been going for 52 years. About 200 shearers and wool handlers are expected to compete over the next few days. New Zealand shearers will be gunning for Merino Shears champion Damien Boyle of Australia who has won three years in a row and is back trying for a fourth consecutive win. Among the competitors is Kiwi shearing legend David Fagan.