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Joel Henare woolhandling champion - again

CHAMPION AGAIN: Gisborne woolhandler Joel Henare was too good for the rest of the field in the open woolhandling final at the 60th Golden Shears international shearing and woolhandling championships at Masterton at the weekend. He won the open final (5 fleeces) with a score of 168.72 points, and was pictured here in action in the final. Pagan Karauria (Alexandra) finished second on 213.44pts and Sheree Alabaster (Taihape) was third with a score of 239.96pts. It was Joel's eighth national open woolhandling title. He is now based in Central Otago. Picture by Pete Nikolaison