The green light has been given for King Country shearer Stacey Te Huia's bid to break the world ewe-shearing record tomorrow after a week of almost constant rain threatened to sabotage the event.
Thirty-year-old Te Huia is aiming to beat the record of 578 set by Hawke's Bay-based Far North shearer Matthew Smith at the beginning of this year.
The record attempt will take place at Moketenui Station, east of Te Kuiti on State Highway 30, and will start at 7am and finish at 5pm. There will be four two-hour runs, with breaks of half an hour between each run.