Profile of a woman woodchopper and sawyer.

Competitive Jack and Jill Sawing

At age 21 and only her second year in the sport, Mikhayla Tainui-McLean of Otorohanga New Zealand is already making a name for herself in the sport of Woodchopping. She was selected in 2016 to be a member of the Axeferns, the national women's representative team of New Zealand.
Mikhayla is completing a teaching degree at the University of Waikato.

Mikki's other sporting interests include netball, basketball and touch rugby.

The ultimate reward in 2016, besides the national selection to represent her country was the recognition bestowed by the Royal Sydney Show of the Annual Achievement Prize, one of five special awards given each year.


I am planning to be at the following events and competitions this season.

Date Venue
2 - 11 September Adelaide Royal Show
13-14 October Gisborne A&P Show
29-30 October Waikato Show
9-11 Nov Canterbury A&P Show
12-13 Nov Waiuku Cossie Club Carnival
19 Nov Egmont A&P Show
26-27 Nov Stratford A&P Show
3 Dec 2016 Golden Axe - Tokoroa
1 January 2017 Opononi
14 January 2017 Puhoi
21 January 2017 Coast Sports - Marakopa
28-29 January Rotorua A&P Show
4 February 2017 Waitomo Axe & Gun Club
11 February 2017 Marton

18 February 2017 Franklin A&P Show

25 February 2017 Putaruru A&P Show
4 March 2017 Awaroa Sports
5 March 2017 New Plymouth
11-12 March 2017 Ikamatua
18 March 2017 NANIA Grade Champs
25 March 2017 Waitomo Caves Sports Day
7-17 April 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Competitive Jack and Jill Sawing

Contact us

If you have enquiries, contact us by email.

Email: mikki@chopping.kiwi.nz