February 11, 2013
Shearing record tackled today
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia is today trying to break what's been dubbed the toughest shearing record of all.
He started at 5am this morning at Te Hape B, east of Bennydale, and he'll be going to 5pm with breaks for meals and smoko.
The record is 721 strongwool ewes in nine hours, set by Southern Hawke’s Bay shearing ironman Rodney Sutton six years ago.
To break that, the 33-year-old will have to shear a sheep at least every 42.8 seconds.
Meanwhile, Alexandra's Pagan Rimene won both the New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year and South Island Open Circuit title in Invercargill over the weekend.
Her narrow win denied Gisborne’s Joel Henare a sixth straight title in the event, with Tia Potae from Milton third.
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