Welcome to the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association website.

Throughout the website you will find information about the organisations, information on membership benefits, history of the Association and much more.


If you have any questions or would like to become a member please contact us.

Visit Tahi Ngātahi

Tahi Ngātahi (Tar-he Na-tar-he) is being developed by NZ Shearing Contractors Association and Federated Farmers with support from ACC and WorkSafe NZ.

Tahi Ngātahi provides online multimedia training to increase the industry’s productivity, quality (i.e. welfare of ewes) and safety (i.e. compliance).

Who is the training for?

Tahi Ngātahi has two learning modules. One will train farmers, shearing contractors, managers and supervisors. The other is designed to train shepherds, other farm staff, shearers, pressers, and wool handlers.

The first learning module is available at tahingatahi.co.nz. It was created to test the value of an online learning module for sheep farmers and shearing contractors. The prototype received a warm welcome at the 2017 World Shearing Championships.



Mission Statement

Our mission is to unify the Shearing Contractors of New Zealand by providing relevant, timely, practical information that affects their businesses in a cost efficient way.

We aim to be a voice for the industry in appropriate arenas, advocating sensibly to governance bodies and assisting in relevant industry initiatives, industry training and utilizing our leverage as a body to the benefit of our members.


To achieve our mission we strive to:

  • Bring the Shearing Contractors of New Zealand together to create unity and understanding within our industry,
  • Negotiate and communicate with all entities that affect our business.
  • Keep our Members fully informed on all current issues that may benefit them.
  • Provide sound, practical, professional advice.
  • Maintain a network of contacts and mentors throughout New Zealand.
  • Enable each individual member participate in the benefits of a strong group of like minded employers

Latest Updates

  • Get ready for the next NZSCA AGM & Conference being held in Wellington at the James Cook Chancellor Hotel on the 16th & 17th of May 2018.  More details to come.
  • Have you become a member of the Shearing Contractors' Association yet?  Are you struggling in your business with the changes to holiday pay, Employment Agreements and Health & Safety?  Perhaps it's time to get in touch.  Contact us here.
  • Public Liability Insurance including Directors and Officers Liability & Statutory Liability covers are included in your membership to the NZSCA.  What is Statutory Liability insurance and why is it required?  Click here for more information.
  • Industry specific Health & Safety workbook has been produced. Login Now for details.
  • Shearing Industry Best Practice Guidelines are available contact us
  • Shearing magazine archives available here
  • Quick Links

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