Hourigan Shearing Services are based in Turakina and have been running our shearing business in the Wanganui/Rangitikei regions for over 15 years. We started with 1 gang to now having 4-5 during mainshear employing over 35-40 staff.
We are members of the New Zealand Contractors Associationn and recently joining Shear NZ quality programme, built by the industry for the industry, is 'Best Practice' in the harvesting of NZ wool.
We currently have a high performing shearing team here in the district and are dedicated in retaining and maintaining a high standard of workmanship, working with Tectra to supply well trained staff so clients can receive and be guaranteed the best service.
We are heavily involved with the running and setup of the Rangitikei Shearing Sports ( North Island Champs) every year which show cases the quality that our business strives for.
My name is Phill and I have been in the industry for 27 years which began at Flockhouse as a trainee in 1985 where I learnt to shear. This took me to countries such as the USA, England, Wales, Scotland and Australia. Also doing several seasons Pre-lamb in Otago for Peter Lyons. We are a family business with the support of my wife Tracy and our 5 children ( 4 boys, 1 girl). We all play lots of sport Rugby, Tennis, Swimming & Golf. One of our favourite hobbies is to head down the beach and put out the longline , or head to Kaitoke mountain bike track for a spin, we love watching the All Blacks and all four Grand Slam tennis events, then good food and a glass of red wine! (or two).