Wairarapa News : January 25th 2012
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The winner will be awarded a position on the prestigious Women in Leadership 12-month course run by Global Women, which is valued at $25,000. The grant is sponsored by Fonterra Milk Supply. The Women in Leadership course begins in September 2012 and will give the recipient 12 months of exposure to globally focused women in leadership roles. The course features presenters such as Dame Jenny Shipley. Hopes for shearing World record: Ivan Scott relaxes with a triumphant smile on the last side of his last lamb when he broke a world lambshearing record recently at Opepe, near Taupo. With shearing sports backed by SPARC, Federated Farm- ers believes it has potential to become a demonstration sport at the Commonwealth Games, if not the Olympics. With the world champion- ships to be held in Masterton in March, Federated Farmers points to the athleticism of new world record shearers, Ivan Scott and Kerri-Jo Te Huia. Earlier this month Scott regained his world eight-hour solo lamb title by shearing 749 lambs, seven more than the previous world record. Shear- ing at Te Hape, near Benney- dale, Te Huia smashed the women s eight-hour solo lamb shearing world record by shearing 507 lambs, 37 more than the previous record. Shearers are not only an integral part of the wool s value chain, their skill in pro- ducing high-quality fleeces reminds our consumers that wool is not only natural, it is also the product of true crafts- manship and skill, says Jeanette Maxwell, Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre chair- person. Their work with farmers and everyone else involved with wool is essential for us to get the best possible returns from this natural and renew- able fibre. I can also testify to the physical effort shearing takes, she says. People like Ivan Scott, Kerri-Jo Te Huia and our World Championships team are athletes who take it to another level, Mrs Maxwell says. In 2008 it was mooted by Sports Shear Australia and surely the time has come to elevate shearing s sporting status to the ultimate world stage, she says. One way would be to make shearing a demonstration sport at a Commonwealth Games, if not, at the Olympic Games itself, she says. If we can achieve that goal it will not just elevate the status of shearing and shearers, it will promote the huge effort that goes into pro- ducing first sheep then the wool. Callout to local TeenAg-ers Wairarapa teenagers, from all walks of life, are being encour- aged to enter the TeenAg Competition as the nationwide competition enters its second year. Nearly 300 students com- peted at regional finals all over New Zealand in 2011 and the competition is set to get even bigger in 2012. The TeenAg Competition is a programme run by New Zea- land Young Farmers (NZYF) and is based on The National Bank Young Farmer Contest. Students compete in teams of two to complete a diverse range of fun and educational modules based on real-life scenarios. NZYF Business Develop- ment Manager Roz Lever says, the modules are designed to not only test their existing knowledge in a com- petitive format, they also teach the students about a diverse range of agricultural practices and the associated career opportunities. The top seven teams then progress through to an excit- ing race-off where they race against each in an agricul- turally themed obstacle course. The competition really does cater to everyone, from a teenager that has grown up on a sheep farm right through to someone who s barely set foot on a farm before. Some will enter because they have their eye on [the] grand final whereas others enter to have fun with their friends and because they love the rural way of life, says Ms Lever.
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