Merino Championships showcase for the industry

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PAM.JONES

@alliedpress.co.nz

Central Otago’s merino industry was showcased in Alexandra last weekend when some of the nation’s best shearers and woolhandlers competed in the New Zealand Merino Championships.

Those attending included world woolhandling champion Joel Henare, who is based in Alexandra with Peter Lyon Shearing. He was both a contestant and compere at the two-day event, at which he regained the New Zealand Merino Championships open woolhandling title and won the Golden Fleece Woolhandler of the Year. PHOTO: PAM JONES