Alapcas pay a visit 

Lynda and Bruce Mathews of Awaawaroa Alpacas in Pukekohe, seen here with one of their charges Valentine, giving a talk about life running an alpaca farm.

Residents at Cambridge Resthaven enjoyed a visit by some unusual guests recently when four fluffy alpacas, accompanied by their owners Lynda and Bruce Mathews, visited for the morning.

The Mathews have a close connection with Cambridge Resthaven through their relatives, Ian and Sandra Mathews, who live in the village.

During their visit, Lynda gave an entertaining talk about the life she shares with Bruce raising and breeding alpacas on their Awaawaroa Alpaca farm in Pukekohe.

Cambridge Resthaven residents Janet and Ray Killip enjoying some close contact with Valentine the alpaca.

The couple started in 2001 with three alpacas; they now have 80, all of them known by name.  The farm provides stud alpacas and alpaca fleece products, as well as offering farm tours and glamping among the alpacas.

The visitors proved to be ideal guests, with residents happy to step up to pat the animals.

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