What is the NZKA?

The New Zealand Kitefliers Association (Inc) was founded in 1984. It is an incorporated society which aims to encourage, promote, and develop kite making and flying in New Zealand. Our members, mostly adults, come from all walks of life.

We have approximately 40 members, individuals, and family groups.
Our purpose is to have fun and enjoy the hobby of kites, at the same time educating other people about the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites.

What does it cost?

The annual subscription is $20. This covers the subscribing member plus spouse or partner and children.

Why should I join the NZKA?

  • Membership of NZKA permits people with an interest in kites to join in a friendly atmosphere to enjoy a mutual fascination and to swap ideas, designs, and techniques.
  • Our magazine What’s up? (3 per year), New Zealand’s own source of kite information and entertainment, is sent out as a pdf file.
  • You get the benefit of our public liability insurance (at official NZKA events).
  • We have an annual national get-together of at least three days’ duration at Easter or on a long weekend prior to Easter.
  • We have an annual workshop (currently at Ohakune in October) where both experienced and new kite fliers get to make some new kites.
  • Membership of NZKA connects you to the world-wide kite flying community. Major festivals often include workshops with guest artists or renowned kite makers, to give you encouragement and inspiration.
  • Remember, even our most experienced members started out with small kites, so don't be put off by what they fly now.