Permanent recognition for Te Kūiti - Shearing Capital of the World

29 Mar 2023, 5:04 PM

A commemorative plaque will be unveiled at our iconic Shearing Statue tomorrow morning to further solidify Te Kūiti as the Shearing Capital of the World.

The unveiling will take place at 9am to mark the start of the New Zealand Shearing Championships, which has been part of Te Kūiti’s history for 37 years.

The plaque will be fixed to a special piece of limestone rock, provided by Te Kūiti legend Sir David Fagan.

Sir David and John Fagan will unveil the plaque together.

John Fagan’s input and drive was instrumental in the shearing statute being erected in 1994.

John was also the founding president of the NZ Shearing Championships committee and held that position for 10 years.

Sir David says this is a great way to permanently acknowledge the importance of Te Kūiti’s shearing history and is something that will be remembered in the years to come.

Those wishing to attend the unveiling are more than welcome to attend.

It will be held at the Shearing Statue on Rora Street at 9am on Thursday 30 March.