Shearers compete to be Wakatipu's best

Lake Hayes A and P Show president Mike Smith, of Cone Peak Station (left), with master-in-charge of shearing Bruce Hamilton (centre) and shearer Stu Bowman, both of Lake Hayes Estate, practise their skills with a circa 1900 hand-wound shearing machine, before tomorrow's shearing competition at the show. Photo by James Beech.
Lake Hayes A and P Show president Mike Smith, of Cone Peak Station (left), with master-in-charge of shearing Bruce Hamilton (centre) and shearer Stu Bowman, both of Lake Hayes Estate, practise their skills with a circa 1900 hand-wound shearing machine, before tomorrow's shearing competition at the show. Photo by James Beech.
At least 10 shearers will compete for the title of best in the Wakatipu at tomorrow's Lake Hayes A and P Show shearing competition.

Heats begin at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm at the Lake Hayes Show Ground.

Bruce Hamilton (master-in-charge of shearing) thanked Jack Ellis, of Edendale, for the use of the Chicago-built shearing machine (pictured) for the competition, which returns to the A and P show programme for the first time this century.