For the llove of llamas

For the llove of llamas

Country Life 9:40 pm on 15 September 2017 A large herd of llamas live on Keith Payne’s 30-hectare hill property tucked into the secluded Blythe Valley in North Canterbury.  His is one of only two guanaco studs outside South America. Several of Keith’s...
What Exactly is a Ccara Llama?

What Exactly is a Ccara Llama?

When I commenced my research into the history of llamas a number of years ago, I was at first surprised that the word for llama in both Quechua and Aymara is “KARA”. As the indigenous people did not have a written language, this was expressed in english by the...
A Day in the Life of a Wild Llama

A Day in the Life of a Wild Llama

He didn’t have a name, but if a name had been appropriate he would be called Pacha Kuyuy, the Quechua word for earthquake. An hour after he was born, a mighty quake had rattled through the Andes. That was 8 years ago. Today he had been awake, on alert, for most of the...
AGM 2017 Report

AGM 2017 Report

NZLA AGM week-end hosted by Fernhill Llamas and friends. We met on Friday night for a welcome meal and catch up by the fire. On Saturday some of us went to Lyttelton Market to get bread for lunches and visit Robyn’s new house which is in the process of...
President’s Report

President’s Report

Well g’day everyone and I must say at the outset it is a pleasure to be back with the NZLA in this function. Many thanks to the outgoing committee for their work during the past period, we must always be appreciative of the effort made by volunteers in support of the...
Newsletter February 2017

Newsletter February 2017

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all managing with the unsettled summer we have all been having. From the droughts in the North Island and the top of the South Island, to the derth of summer weather in the South, it has certainly been a challenging season. Then add to this...