A great workshop for new alpaca owners or potential owners was presented by the Alpaca Association New Zealand on the 15th of May 2022 at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud.
You didn't have to be a member of the association to come along - just be interested in knowing more about how to look after these beautiful, intelligent animals.
The workshop covered practical aspects of owning and looking after your alpacas, and included introductions to:
Haley and Brad with their two new baby boys, Venice and Cedar. Off to their new home after the workshop!
Happy Mother's Day to all the special ladies! We celebrated in style and loved treating the lovely women and their families. Thank you to our team and our families who worked hard to make this day possible. Love you all!
Last night we finally had our long anticipated Valentine's Date and the evening did not disappoint!
Thank you so much to all of the beautiful couples who joined us, we loved meeting you all and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you also to our team for an excellent evening!
We started the morning with an amazing yoga session with alpacas! How relaxing to hear the birds chirp and feel the sun on your eyelids while doing your stretches. Thank you Donna Swart for leading us through the moves and for everyone who attended our yoga class. We appreciate your support! Afterwards many popped in for an iced coffee and brekkie at our onsite café, Cornerstone Kitchen. We'll definitely do it again! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be informed about upcoming events at Cornerstone Alpacas.
Come visit these two special boys, Cusco and Lima this weekend!
Llamas are classified as a rare breed here in New Zealand, there's only 1500 throughout the country!
Reminder of our special running THIS weekend - Feeding trail only $12pp and 10% off food at Cornerstone Kitchen!
ALERT LEVEL 3 STEP 2 UPDATE
From Thursday 4 November, our farm and shop will be open 10am - 4.30pm weekdays and 5pm weekends (last entry at 4pm). Tino pai!
Your safety is our top priority. To ensure that visitors can keep a safe distance from other household bubbles, numbers will be limited when required. And no bubbles larger than 25 people.
When visiting, keep the 2 metre distancing in mind - if it's looking crowded then head to another farm area and come back a little later. It's mandatory to wear a face covering when you cannot maintain 2 metres physical distance from others.
Please understand that we might have to ask you to wait a while to prevent overcrowding. Why not grab a bite while you wait! Our cafe will be open for takeaways which you can enjoy in the outdoor picnic areas around the cafe.
Baby Shifu, our beautiful new baby girl! Come and meet her and her older sister, Panda - as soon as we're back to Level 2! Our Alpaca Feeding Trail is great fun for everyone and a great opportunity to meet our friendly alpacas. Only $15 per person and no time limit!
With the development of levels under COVID Delta, the difficult decision has been made to postpone our pink breakfast until May 2022. Although the decision was not made lightly, Cornerstone Alpaca Stud believes that this is the best option to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. If you have purchased or inquired about tickets, we will be in contact regarding this shortly.
Thank you very much for your understanding and support and we look forward to seeing you all for breakfast in May 2022.
With the support of our community, Cornerstone Alpaca Stud will be hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast in May 2022 (date TBC), at 10.30am to fundraise for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation does amazing work every year to help fund breast cancer research, education and patient support. It is our goal to raise as many dollars as possible for this wonderful charity to support the work and research that they do to help those suffering from breast cancer in New Zealand.
Please join us in supporting this worthy cause over a delicious meal, while we learn a little more about what this charity does to assist the members of our community and their families affected by this disease.
There'll be spot prizes, a speaker and the cutest alpacas in the Waikato!
40% of each ticket sold will be donated directly to NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
When: May 2022 (Day TBC)
Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Where: Cornerstone Alpaca Stud - Granero
- access to the event
- a breakfast meal
- a drink
- donation to the NZBCF
Tickets cost $65 each and can be purchased through our website:
If you are interested in learning more about the work that the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation do, please visit:
It's been a very difficult 2020 and 2021 for tourism worldwide, but being appreciated and supported makes it worth swimming through challenges times. Breathe and keep swimming! Thank you lovely people for supporting our small family business and for appreciating our efforts!
We are proud of our team at Cornerstone who gives 100% to make us survive through pandemic times.