Henare open champion again

GISBORNE woolhandler Joel Henare racked up yet another open victory at the Central Hawke’s Bay A and P Show shearing and woolhandling championships at Waipukurau on Saturday.

Henare performed with ultimate precision to post his seventh Open woolhandling final in a row.

He finished with 58.112 points, ahead of Rahna Williams (Flaxmere) 73.312pts, Sheree Alabaster (Taihape) 78.674pts and Keryn Herbert (Te Awamutu/Te Kuiti) 89.458pts.

Hastings shearer Rowland Smith claimed his 23rd consecutive New Zealand open-finals win.

Paul Swann, of Wairoa finished runner-up in the senior shearing final and Keith Swann from Wairoa was runner-up in the junior division.

Gisborne’s Hamish Gilbertson was third in the novice section.

More than 90 shearers and woolhandlers competed across the classes, the biggest entry of the five North Island show shearing competitions to date this season.

GISBORNE woolhandler Joel Henare racked up yet another open victory at the Central Hawke’s Bay A and P Show shearing and woolhandling championships at Waipukurau on Saturday.

Henare performed with ultimate precision to post his seventh Open woolhandling final in a row.

He finished with 58.112 points, ahead of Rahna Williams (Flaxmere) 73.312pts, Sheree Alabaster (Taihape) 78.674pts and Keryn Herbert (Te Awamutu/Te Kuiti) 89.458pts.

Hastings shearer Rowland Smith claimed his 23rd consecutive New Zealand open-finals win.

Paul Swann, of Wairoa finished runner-up in the senior shearing final and Keith Swann from Wairoa was runner-up in the junior division.

Gisborne’s Hamish Gilbertson was third in the novice section.

More than 90 shearers and woolhandlers competed across the classes, the biggest entry of the five North Island show shearing competitions to date this season.

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