From all of us here at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a fabulous holiday with friends, family and of course Alpacas!
We'll be open from the 27th of December.
Watersedge Invincible and Vino did us proud at the New Zealand National Show 2019 at Karaka Bloodstock this weekend.
Cornerstone Vino received a 3rd prize in a very strong class for Junior Brown Males and Watersedge Invincible won first prize in the Senior Males White Fawn Class for breed and fleece! He then took out the Reserve Champion for Senior Males!
Proud of our Cornerstone Alpaca Boys!
Visit us and meet our Champion!
Exclusive for Waikato residents - Grab one of these fantastic deals, so you can experience the best of what the Mighty Waikato has to offer. From family friendly days out to activities for the more adventurous, gourmet dining to accommodation, and everything in between, there are a great range of deals to take advantage of during ‘Locals Week’. Just make sure you take along proof of address and your ID.
Click on the link for more information and book on our website!
What a great experience and excitement we had on Friday night when Herman took 2 of our alpacas to the live streaming at midnight in Auckland!
We appreciate being invited and are happy that it was another successful event for everyone!
Thank you, Herman, Gigi and Alpachino!
Close to 10 million Chinese consumers watched the livestream, and collectively spent CNY 134 million ($29.6m).
Read the article below.
We are very excited and very proud to have received Qualmark's Silver Award for Sustainable Tourism Business!!
So what does that mean?
"A Silver Award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Proactive leadership and management ensure that a culture of high performance is evident throughout the entire business. The business will have a real focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to ensure the tourism product they deliver is a genuine, constantly improving sustainable experience."
A big thank you to Tourism New Zealand for taking the time to visit us and to get to know more about our alpaca business and our Cornerstone team. It’s good to know that we’re on the right track and we appreciate your feedback and ideas on how we can improve our practices going forward. To receive a Silver Qualmark Award in our first application is testament to our excellent staff and the passion and commiment they pour into our Alpaca Farm.
Thank you for our silver award; we appreciate it!
Dave & Sonja Blom
Thank you Number 8 Network for covering our story in the Home Range magazine!
Come and enjoy the beautiful countryside this weekend, feed our friendly Alpacas, while enjoying a hot drink & muffin!
31st May - 2nd June 2019
Feeding: $10 pp (Usually $15) Under 2 years free
$2 hot drink and $4 muffin
Bad weather? No worries! We have an under cover feeding area!
Alpaca Nuggets are also included in the feeding!
A Great family outing.
Small and large groups are welcome.
No bookings needed.
VISIT our shop and get a 10% Discount on ALL products for this weekend ONLY.
*Discount for IN-STORE shopping only*
There were delighted squeals aplenty at Gordonton School yesterday as the junior classes joined a million kids to read the same book, here and in Australia.
Better yet, after reading Alpacas with Maracas projected on the big screen, two VIPs came by the school – real life cuddly alpacas from the nearby Cornerstone Alpaca Stud.
Reading and asking alpaca wrangler Herman creative questions (“do alpacas spit?”) were the order of the day.
Sandie Haddock from Scholastic books was there, and said the aim was to get a million kids reading simultaneously at school, libraries, homes – anwhere.
National Simultaneous Storytime originated in Australia and is in its 19th year. Alpacas with Maracas was written by Matt Cosgrove. Alpacas are South American camelids, similar to, and often confused with llamas.
Llamas, says Herman, are bigger. And yes, alpacas do spit but mostly at each other.
“Generally they are absolutely adorable.”
Number 8 Network’s Iris Riddell, back from Japan, was there to take pics.