Project Description

SHEARING GANG is a colourful, character driven factual series that takes us into the very heart of New Zealand. There are forty million sheep in New Zealand, and they all need one thing: shearing!

Why was New Zealand’s economy profitable in the 1900’s? It’s often said it is because we rode on the sheep’s back. In fact, it’s been the foundation of our nation, and the source of our economic success. But very little is known about the culture, the people, and the endeavour involved in this massive industry.

This series opens the door to the woolshed and looks into the wonderful world of shearing gangs. It is a little asked question – who on earth embarks on this massive mission to de-robe New Zealand’s flock – and just how tough is it?

Find out only on New Zealand’s own Shearing Gang!