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
- To educate owners and interested members of the public in the needs, care and welfare of llamas.
- To promote llamas and their uses as companion animals and pets.
- To facilitate and encourage fun activities with llamas.
- To liaise with government and other authorities on behalf of members on matters pertaining to llama ownership, care and use.
- To provide a communication forum for the sharing of news, ideas and knowledge relevant to llama ownership, care and use.
- To negotiate, set up and operate agencies, or other arrangements with other Camelid organisations where applicable to achieve the objectives of the association.
- To encourage compliance with a code of conduct for llama ownership
- To provide a registry for the collection of information of all New Zealand llamas and for the registration of llamas.
NZLA AGM will be held on 7th May 2016 at 384 Takapu Road, Tawa, Wellington
Welcome to the Winter newsletter. The AGM at Tawa is over and the new committee is all ready to start the year. The experiment to invite anyone with an interest in Camelid to the workshops was a success, with 18 members of the public paying to attend. It was a great...read more
Welcome to the Autumn newsletter. It felt like the clocks changed and so did the weather, much colder at night now so make sure you are ready for winter, hay in the barn, shelter for the animals and plenty of wood in the shed to keep yourself warm. There are some...read more
The 100th Amuri Show to be held Saturday 5th March in Rotherham, North Canterbury. Jacky MIddleton will be bringing her llamas and representing the NZ Llama Association at the Show. It will be a great day out. Horse and Sheep classes judged at venue on show day. On...read more
UPDATE: These llamas have now been re-homed. Life circumstances have changed, and we need to move our herd of eight intact boys on to good homes. We are not selling these llamas, we are gifting them to homes where they will be looked after. We have to sell our farm...read more
Best wishes of the season to all and their llamas, please take care on the roads and don’t eat too much . . . . . . Oh, go ahead then. To help walk off a few X Mas grams and give those llamas a day out, I have scheduled a walk on Nape Nape beach for Sunday...read more
Spring Summer 2016 Newsletter (PDF) Contents Llamas in the news Lending Library Improving drenching practices NZLA AGM 2016 Breeding Goals Boxing day walkies Llama Letters Social event 24/1/16 Canterbury show results Carting day...read more
Canterbury A&P Show 2015 Full Results (PDF) Champion Walking Fleece: Keith Payne > Manual De Patagonia Reserve Champion Walking Fleece: Robyn Robinson > Lookout Llama Trump Champion Suri Female: Robyn Robinson > Lookout Llama Karousel Reserve Champion...read more
I hope you are all having a great festive season and are enjoying time with your family and llamas. So far we have been spared the floods that usually fill the media at this time, but frequent light showers and warm temperatures have raised the humidity levels so we...read more
It is time again for the annual llama and alpaca health surveys! As in previous years, we are using the online survey tool “Survey Monkey” to assist in data collection. All individual reports are held in strict confidence, and all data is aggregated and anonymized...read more
Canterbury show is not far away so I hope you are all planning which llamas to bring along. Get them ready to be stars for a day Preening and pruning and maybe shampooing Leading and training, even if it’s raining! Brushing and blowing, get those locks flowing Give...read more