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PM takes on sheep shearing champ

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/02/2017

Prime Minister Bill English is going to take on champion sheep shearer Sir David Fagan.

Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand © Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand

"He's done it many times before, actually he's quite proficient," a spokesman told NZ Newswire.

David Fagan © Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images David Fagan

The shear-off is due to take place around lunchtime on Saturday at the World Shearing Championships in Invercargill.

Mr English, once a Southland farmer, probably doesn't expect to win.

Sir David has won 16 Golden Shears competitions and 11 world championships.

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