Kiwi Doco celebrates NZ female shearers

Rural Exchange 03/03/2018

SHEAR is a new Kiwi doco that follows a group of women competing at The Golden Shears in Masterton.

Set for release in August this year, the film is produced by Miss Conception films, whose focus is on female-led character driven projects.

All of the women featured in the doco will be competing in this year’s Golden Shears competition (1st - 3rd March).

Jills Angus Burney is a shearing coach and trainee shearing judge.

She’s bonkers about shearing: She has sheep sh*t on the brain (which means she’s obsessed with shearing). She’s an ex-world record holder having shorn 500 sheep in a day.

A man collapsed at Friday night's Golden Shears and is in critical condition. Jills speaks to Rural Exchange about the incident. See the full story on

Watch the full interview with Jill Angus Burney above.

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