The New Zealand Llama Association

The most important thing the NZLA offers is a place you can meet people with a shared interest – llamas! A place where you can share information, get help or advice, and  where we support each other to promote the well-being llamas.

What we do

  1. To educate owners and interested members of the public in the needs, care and welfare of llamas.
  2. To promote llamas and their uses as working and companion animals, and pets.
  3. To facilitate and encourage fun activities with llamas.
  4. To liaise with government and other authorities on behalf of members on matters pertaining to llama ownership, care and use.
  5. To provide a communication forum for the sharing of news, ideas and knowledge relevant to llama ownership, care and use.
  6. To negotiate, set up and operate agencies, or other arrangements with other Camelid organisations where applicable to achieve the objectives of the association.
  7. To encourage compliance with a code of conduct for llama ownership
  8. To provide a registry for the collection of information of all New Zealand llamas and for the registration of llamas.

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The Wild Llama Part II By Keith Payne

The Wild Llama Part II By Keith Payne

Most camelid owners are well acquainted with the history of how their animals originated eons ago in what today is the USA. Immigrating south through Central America, down the Andes to the bottom of South America. By the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age (10 – 12,000 years ago ), earlier larger llama genera, Paleolama and Hemiauchenia, had become extinct leaving the two camelid genera, the guanaco and the vicuna. The genera of the llama and the vicuna are thought to have separated over 2 million years ago.

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Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 3 Vol 3 2020

Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 3 Vol 3 2020

In this Winter issue we have a second article from Keith Payne in his wild llama series. The first was very well received and we’re sure this will be just as interesting. Judy Webby and Ruth Bradwell went out with the Upper Hutt Tramping and Walking Club to Paekakariki. Judy will share the adventure with us and will no doubt inspire us to get out and about with our llamas. The Amuri Show Report always makes good reading even if we aren’t active participants. I have been having discussions with Keith regarding the history of llamas in New Zealand. It’s a bit of a puzzle. Do read the piece and we’ll happily hear your thoughts. Finally, a few thoughts about why we have chosen to share our lives with llamas.

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Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 1 Vol 3 2020

Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 1 Vol 3 2020

In this Autumn issue we have an excellent article by Keith Payne who has written very informatively about llamas in the wild. Judy has also collected a great selection of photos for readers to enjoy. The New Zealand Llama Association AGM is coming up soon and we are looking forward to a strong attendance. NOTE THAT THE AGM WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, BUT WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE IN THE SAME FORMAT.

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Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 4 Vol 2 2019

Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 4 Vol 2 2019

Contents: Llamas Impersonating Camels or Visiting the Elderly. Delicious Sheep. Public Relations Plea.
Royal Connections! A Magical Moment by Davina Keen. Puhi Puhi Llama trek and social by Lynn Barrett. What weeds do llamas eat and what height fences do they need. By Judy Webby. Upcoming Events 2020

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Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 3 Vol 2 2019

Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 3 Vol 2 2019

Contents: Llamas at Pak’nSave by Judy Webby. Social Trek and Pack trial with Lynn Barrett. Tethering tips by Lynn Barrett. Part 2 “Mummy’s Little Helper – Golly.” By Lynn Barrett. MAKING LIQUID FERTILISER By Ruth Bradwell FOR THE GARDEN & PADDOCK, FROM CAMELID POO. Upcoming Events

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Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 2 Vol 2 2019

Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 2 Vol 2 2019

Contents: Part 2 of Cria Halter Training by Judy Webby. President’s Report from Corey A delightfully light hearted piece from Lynn. Amuri Show report. Information on DNA and Parent Verification. Finn Collins and Keith’s Llamas on the television show “Fanimals”. Crossword with llama clues. Children who love llamas. Daffodil Day with the opportunity to raise funds accompanied by a llama.

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NZLA AGM and Workshops

NZLA AGM and Workshops

Keith’s house is at 781 Blythe Road, the venue is the big red barn approx. 800m south/west of the house driveway. The NZLA banner will be on the fence.

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Code of Welfare: Llamas and Alpacas 2018

Code of Welfare: Llamas and Alpacas 2018

This guide is intended to assist breeders and purchasers to identify the characteristics they should be looking for, and judges assessing the NZ llama. Please take note of the disqualifying faults at the end.

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Breed Standard 2018

Breed Standard 2018

This guide is intended to assist breeders and purchasers to identify the characteristics they should be looking for, and judges assessing the NZ llama. Please take note of the disqualifying faults at the end.

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Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 1 Vol 2 2019

Lama Glama Gazette: Issue 1 Vol 2 2019

Contents: NZLA AGM – 4th May 2019 Amuri A&P Llama Show – 2nd March 2019 Part 1 of 2 for Cria Halter Training by Judy Webby – Champenoise Llamas DNA/Parent Verification, Microchipping, Facebook, Social Media and Contact Details

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