New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

Golden Shears 2012

New Zealand is hosting the 2012 World Shearing and Wool-handling championship between the 29th February and 3rd March 2012.

The 4-day event is taking place in Masterton, a centre for New Zealand sheep farming - only a couple of hours drive from Wellington. It is a spectacular event that will attract many local visitors as well as those from further afield.

Participants from the following countries have already registered: Australia, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lesotho, Niue, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA.

For more information about the event and visa requirements, please visit the Golden Shears website.

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