New Zealand Kitefliers Association

Our mission 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 the safety of flying kites.

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Our members, mostly adults, come from all walks of life. We have approximately 50 members, comprising subscribers and interested members of their own families. This includes a number of overseas members from amongst the international community of kiteflyers. 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 the safety of flying kites.

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Matariki Kite Day at Bastion Point

Join us for a whānau fun day and help fill the skies with colourful kites! There will be kai available to purchase or bring along your own picnic. Join in on all the arts and crafts, fun for the whole whānau or watch the awesome kites fill the sky with colour. Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will be handing out free kites to fly and enjoy throughout the day and at home with your whānau. Public parking will be available along Tāmaki Drive and other surrounding roads. We have a shuttle bus transporting people up and down Hapimana Street (Michael J. Savage Memorial) for those who park along the waterfront area who have young children or older whānau members, and do not wish to walk. We encourage those attending to use this service and park along Tāmaki Drive as parking is limited around our whenua for local residents.

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06 July 2024
Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand
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Napier Kite Flying Weekend

Further details once the event is confirmed.      

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19 October 2024
Tareha Recreation Reserve, 271 Guppy Road
Taradale, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
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26th NZKA Workshop

Workshop details and kites we will be making will be available by July.

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26 October 2024
Ruapehu Mountain Lodge & Motel, 4/6 Foyle Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
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Nelson Kite Festival

The Nelson Summer Kite Festival is on, at Neale Park, Nelson, 18-19 January 2025. Set up Friday 17th January, public display days Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, pack out 20th. The following notes are from 2024. They will be updated, if necessary, later this year. For those who want to, there is free camping on the field to create a security team to look after the tent, bunting, speakers, etc. The ablution block will be available to kitefliers and campers, with kite gear storage, toilets and showers. Friday night we'll have takeaways meal on the field once the tent is set up. Saturday and Sunday set up the display field and start flying for the public display from 12pm to 5pm both days. Food and drink stalls are booked for both days. Saturday night takeaway meals in the tent. Sunday after 5pm when public display is finished, pack down the tent if dry and get all the display gear packed into the ablution block so we can all go to dinner at a chosen restaurant by 7-7.30pm. Pack out, clean out ablution block Monday, maybe a little flying if wind is good! When we get a sunny day and a sea […]

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18 January 2025
Neale Park, Nelson, New Zealand, North Road
Nelson, New Zealand
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Otaki Beach Kite Festival

The dates for 2025 have just been released. Further information and registration details will be available in a few months.

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08 March 2025
Otaki Beach, Otaki, Marine Parade
Otaki Beach, New Zealand
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Eltham Lions Kite Day

Eltham Lions Kite Day is confirmed for Sunday 16th March 2025. NZKA member's fly will be on Saturday 15th at the same venue. Further information will be available later in 2024.

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15 March 2025
Neill Rd, Eltham, 1 Neill Rd
Eltham, New Zealand
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Events are organised or sanctioned by the NZKA and therefore NZKA members are covered by the NZKA public liability insurance.

There are no upcoming events at this time

Events may have NZKA members participating and/or working with the organisers but they are not covered by NZKA public liability insurance.

There are no upcoming events at this time

Event is being planned but has not yet been confirmed

There are no upcoming events at this time

Matariki Kite Day at Bastion Point

Join us for a whānau fun day and help fill the skies with colourful kites! There will be kai available to purchase or bring along your own picnic. Join in on all the arts and crafts, fun for the whole whānau or watch the awesome kites fill the sky with colour. Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will be handing out free kites to fly and enjoy throughout the day and at home with your whānau. Public parking will be available along Tāmaki Drive and other surrounding roads. We have a shuttle bus transporting people up and down Hapimana Street (Michael J. Savage Memorial) for those who park along the waterfront area who have young children or older whānau members, and do not wish to walk. We encourage those attending to use this service and park along Tāmaki Drive as parking is limited around our whenua for local residents.

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06 July 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand
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Napier Kite Flying Weekend

Further details once the event is confirmed.      

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19 October 2024 October 19 - October 20
Tareha Recreation Reserve, 271 Guppy Road
Taradale, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
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26th NZKA Workshop

Workshop details and kites we will be making will be available by July.

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26 October 2024 October 26 - October 28
Ruapehu Mountain Lodge & Motel, 4/6 Foyle Street, Ohakune 4625 New Zealand
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