15 Nov 2013

Joel Henare scores another shearing title

1:39 pm on 15 November 2013

World and Golden Shears woolhandling champion Joel Henare won his first New Zealand Corriedale Championship open title at the Canterbury A&P Show.

Shearing Sports media officer Doug Laing said the Gisborne 22-year-old has already had an amazing career, winning events at 18 or 19 different venues in New Zealand over the years.

"I've counted something like 37 wins locally on the New Zealand scene plus there's two world titles."

The open shearing finals were taking place on Friday afternoon and Mr Laing says New Zealand shearers will be trying their best to stop the Canterbury title heading over the Tasman for the third straight year.