Our New Home - ASURE Regal Court Motel, DunedinSmall Regal Court
20 November 2017

We are pleased to say we are moving and taking over the ASURE 755 Regal Court Motel in sunny Dunedin.  Farming ther alpacas will continue as normal and clients to our Motel will have the opportunity, by appointment and booking, to come visit the alpacas as part of their stay.

Alpaca Open Day - Sunday 18 February 2018
10 November 2017 

Our first Alpaca Open Day for 2018 is on Sunday 18th February 2018 - 10.30am to 3.45pm it is free entry on our farm at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin. Robbie Williams is in town that weekend so - be warned - Dunedin willl be busy! 

There will be plenty of alpacas to meet, handle feed and talk about, as well as short talks on farming alpacas, alpaca fleece sorting, discussion on alpaca fleece and its uses, alpaca handling and our alpaca shop will be open.

Alpaca Shearing - Local Shearer now in Dunedin Area

18 October 2017

If you are looking for alpaca shearing this season an experienced alpaca shearer has returned to the area.  Please contact Hadley Johns - mobile: 022 321 8420 or e-mail: had_j@rocketmail.com . Please contact Hadley directly - we have not used Hadley oursleves but he can explain his extensive shearing experience.

Alpaca Open Day - Sunday 29 October 2017
15 October 2017 

Our spring Alpaca Open Day is on Sunday 29th October 2017 - 10.30am to 3.45pm it is free entry on our farm at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin. There will be plenty of alpacas to meet, handle feed and talk about, as well as short talks on farming alpacas, alpaca fleece sorting and Trish will be demonstrating sorting and spinning alpaca fleece in natural colours.

If you cannot make the Open Day then we will be at the Taieri Showgrounds, Mosgiel, on the afternoon of Saturday 28th October at the Lifestyleblock EXPO organised by Murrays Vets and Edinburgh Realty.

Alpaca Herd Sale - Commercial Herd Flyer
1 October 2017

We continue to focus on our various alpaca products and hope you take the opportunity to review those currently available on our website.  We are seeking interested parties, either partners or purchasers, to buy our main commercial alpaca herd.  Details are attached for review and we ask any interested parties to make contact.  We are happy to sell small or large packages of alpacas as advertised, or the whole herd.

New Zealand Alpaca Magazine 
12 August 2017

Good article in the New Zealand Alpaca Association Magazine on fake New Zealand alpaca product titled 'Hefty Fines - For Fake Alpaca Claims' by Cilla Taylor. Be assured our alpaca product and Gondwana Kits are genuinely New Zealand made - except for our stuffed white and tan alpaca toys. Our alpaca duvets - made here in Dunedin - include an authenticity certificate certifying the alpaca in the product.

Winter Feed Available - Small Wrapped Baleage 
2 August 2017

We have small wrapped bales of baleage available for sale - each bale is greater than 45kgs and makes excellent feed for groups of alpaca or other livestock such as horses.  We can deliver - price example for a 'van load' is $500 for 20 bales including GST.  We can deliver locally to around Dunedin for small delivery charge.  Baleage is from the Taieri area near Mosgiel.  We do have fresh meadow hay also at $12 per bale.

Latest Alpaca Pictures & Activity - Flagstaff Alpacas on Instagram and Facebook
27 June 2017

If you are looking for current pictures of our alpacas and associated alpaca events then please review our Instagram or Facebook accounts for details.  Generally updated regularly each week you can see our alpaca being farmed on the Otago Peninsula and below Flagstaff in Dunedin.

Alpaca Open Day - Sunday 29 October 2017
15 May 2017 

Our spring Alpaca Open Day is on Sunday 29th October 2017 - 10.30am to 3.45pm it is free entry on our farm at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin. There will be plenty of alpacas to meet, handle feed and talk about, as well as short talks on farming alpacas, alpaca fleece sorting and our plans for shearing in November.

Winter Feed Available - Small Wrapped Baleage 
8 May 2017

We have small wrapped bales of baleage available for sale - each bale is greater than 45kgs and makes excellent feed for groups of alpaca or other livestock such as horses.  We can deliver - price example for a 'van load' is $500 for 15 bales including GST.  We can deliver locally to around Dunedin for small delivery charge.  Baleage is from the Taieri area near Mosgiel.  

Alpaca Herd Sale - Commercial Herd Flyer
1 March 2017

We continue to focus on our various alpaca products and hope you take the opportunity to review those currently available on our website.  We are seeking interested parties, either partners or purchasers, to buy our main commercial alpaca herd.  Details are attached for review and we ask any interested parties to make contact.

National Alpaca Day 2017 - Sunday 7 May 2017
15 February 2017 

Our National Alpaca Day for 2017 is this Sunday 7th May.  We will be holding an Open Day to welcome guests and talk alpaca - 10.30am to 3.30pm it is free entry on our farm at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin. There will be plenty of alpacas to meet as well as various alpaca products we make from our alpaca fleece.  All Welcome!

Alpaca Open Day - Sunday 12 February 2017
5 February 2017 

Our first Alpaca Open Day for 2017 is this Sunday 12th February 2017 - 10.30am to 3.45pm it is free entry on our farm at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin. There will be plenty of alpacas to meet and talk about.  Note there are no toilet facilities at the farm currently. The day will not be cancelled whatever the weather as we have large sheds for cover if raining.

Winter Feed -Small Wrapped Bales For Sale

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We have small wrapped bales of baleage available for sale - each bale is greater than 45kgs and makes excellent feed for groups of alpaca or other livestock.  We can deliver - price example for a 'van load' is $500 for 15 bales including GST.  We can deliver locally to around Dunedin for small delivery charge.  Baleage is from the Taieri area near Mosgiel.  Sorry we do not have small hay bales for sale this year.

Alpaca Open Day - Sunday 12 February 2017
5 December 2016 

Our first Alpaca Open Day for 2017 is is Sunday 12th February 2017. 10.30am to 3.30pm it is free entry on our farm at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin.  All welcome - more details on our Diary page.  Visits are welcome at other times but strictly by appointment, especially just before Christmas to visit our alpaca shop and see our latest baby alpaca (cria) arrivals.

New Alpaca Arrivals for Christmas 2016
1 December 2016 

Post-shearing we are seeing new arrivals of young cria around our farm areas - see our Instagram pages for latest pictures.  Visits are welcome to meet our alpacas and see our alpaca shop but strictly by appointment. In our alpaca shop the latest new arrival is beautiful scarves in 100% alpaca.  See our on-line shop for these gift ideas. 

Alpaca Shearing - Nigel Wood
1 November 2016

If you are looking for shearing of small groups of alpacas (and sheep) please contact Nigel Wood (Invercargill) DIRECT.  He covers North and South Island and should be back in Southland/Otago early December.  Nigel is an independent contractor and must be contacted directly. Contact details: Mobile/Text: 027 468 1903. Tel: 03-231 3112.  

Fleece Collection - North Island
31 October 2016

Our next alpaca fleece collection for the North Island is from around 28 February to 4 March 2017.  Wellington, Palmerston North, Feilding, Tauranga, New Plymouth and Hamilton are already collection destinations - please make contact if you have volumes of alpaca shorts for sale.

First Alpaca Open Day for 2017!
30 October 2016 

Our next Alpaca Open Day is Sunday 12th February 2017. 10.30am to 3.30pm it is free entry on our farm at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin.  All welcome - more details on our Diary page.  Visits are welcome at other times but strictly by appointment.

Alpaca Open Day - Flagstaff Alpacas - Sunday 30th October 2016
21 October 2016

Don't forget our next Alpaca Day is Sunday 30th October- free entry and all visitors welcome to see our farmlet, our alpacas and what we are doing with our alpaca fleece and alpacas. 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin - 10.30am to 3.30pm - alpaca product will be for sale and our focus is short talks and demonstrations on farming and handling alpacas as well as fleece preperation.  

We are Buying Alpaca Fleece Fibre - Prices 2016/2017 Shearing Season
1 October 2016 

We are seeking five tonnes of New Zealand alpaca fleece shorts (low & medium quality blanket, belly, legs, necks, tails, second cuts) suitable for our alpaca duvets and pillows from the coming 2016/17 summer shearing season.  Any colours and micron the lengths should be 30mm to 150mm and 'greasy' with low VM - please pack well!  We are paying, at our farm gate, for white and light fawn (W/LF) $5/kilogram ( length 50mm to 150mm) including GST, and $3/kilogram including GST for all other colours (length 30mm to 150mm) - we accept any alpaca fibre supplied at these prices and any W/LF must not be contaminated with other colours.   Please call to organise delivery or we can organise collection for packed lots over 50kgs!

We are not currently sourcing W/LF high-quality blanket but know of purchasers paying $17.00/Kilogram.

New Zealand Commerce Commission Loves Alpaca (Duvets)
25 August 2016

Fake alpaca duvets feature again in the news - the latest is the Commerce Commission's successful prosecution - their 5th conviction - of fake alpaca duvets being sold in Rotorua and Auckland.  More details on the Stuff website but everyone loves alpaca, especially in a duvet.  Just make sure you are getting what you expect - buy our duvets and the duvet includes an authenticity certificate. 

Fresh Yarns for Auction on TradeMe - flagstaffalpaca - Member 2444488
29 July 2016

If you are keen on some yarns we are selling in bulk we have them on our TradeMe account: flagstaffalpaca.  Member number 2444488.  Not just alpaca!  Enjoy

Alpaca Open Day - Flagstaff Alpacas - Sunday 30th October 2016
24 July 2016

Our next event is on National Alpaca Day - free entry and all visitors welcome to see our farmlet, our alpacas and what we are doing with our alpaca fleece and alpacas. 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin - 10.30am to 3.30pm - alpaca product will be for sale and our focus is short talks and demonstrations on farming and handling alpacas as well as fleece preperation.  Visits at other times strictly by appointment - thanks!

Latest Alpaca Pictures & Activity - Flagstaff Alpacas on Instagram and Facebook
29 June 2016

If you are looking for current pictures of our alpacas and associated alpaca events then please review our Instagram or Facebook accounts for details.  Generally updated at least 10 times a week you can see our alpaka being farmed on the Otago Peninsula and below Flagstaff in Dunedin.

Alpaca Open Day - Flagstaff Alpacas - Sunday 8th May 2016
29 April 2016

Our next event is on National Alpaca Day - free entry and all visitors welcome to see our farmlet, our alpacas and what we are doing with our alpaca fleece and alpacas. 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin - follow the pink arrows. 10.30am to 3.30pm - alpaca product will be for sale and our focus is short talks and demonstrations on farming and handling alpacas as well as fleece preperation.  Please note there are no facilities on farm currently - our apologies - and please read our leaflet on Health and Safety around a working alpaca farm whlie visiting - thanks!

Winter Feed
10 April 2016

With such a mild autumn happening and forecast winter feed does not seem a concern.  We have had satisfactory hay production but not sufficient to sell any feed this year.  

Alpacas - on the Move
2 April 2016

We have moved a number of our alpacas to a small farm holding above Macandrew Bay. Gorgeous pasture and hill country for the alpacas - and wonderfully supervised by the resident family who don't mind getting up-and-personal with our alpacas. Se the views on our Instagram or Facebook pages of the views from the farm! Ever alpaca loves a view .... and the high ground!

National Alpaca Day - Sunday 8th May 2016 
22 March 2016 

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As part of New Zealand National Alpaca Day our next Alpaca Open Day is on Sunday 8th May 2016.  Free entry - from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  Come visit our alpacas and alpaca shop - at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin.  Take the chance to meet, feed and talk to an alpaca ... or many ... and to take an alpaka for a walk! 

Visits and shop opening at other times are welcome - please make an appointment - details on our contact page!

Alpaca Open Day - 21st February 2016
25 January 2016

Our next Alpaca Open Day is on Sunday 21st February 2016 - free entry - from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  Come visit our alpacas and alpaca shop - at 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin.  Take the chance to meet an alpaca ... or many ... and to take an alpaca for a walk!  If you are sourcing alpaca livestock then visitors are welcome on the Open Day or by appointment before that.

Fleece Collection - North Island
20 January 2016

Our next alpaca fleece collection for the North Island is from the 3rd to 8th March 2016.  Wellington, Palmerston North, Tauranga, New Plymouth and Hamilton are already collection destinations - please make contact if you have volumes of alpaca shorts for sale.

Alpaca Fleece Statistics
10 January 2016

Post shearing in December 2015 our fleece statistics (micron, fineness, SDs, variance for each tested alpaca) from  NZWTA have arrived and make interesting reviewing.  Some are now included through this website.