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.

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

  • 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 training is back with the launch of Te Ako Wools part of the NZ Shearing Contractors Association.  Please contact Te Ako Wools 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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Te Ako Wools hits 400!

There are now 400 trainees in training with the Primary ITO and Te Ako Wools are well on the way to this year’s target of 600.

The Te Ako Wools website will be live very soon and the Te Ako team will be presenting on Te Ako’s new training initiatives at the May Conference in Queenstown 17-18th May.

In the meantime for any information please just ring or email Jock Martin, Te Ako Wools Operations Manager.

Email jock@teako.nz

Phone 024 337 813