Taupiri Launch Site/Events Calendar


Taupiri Launch Site

All official launchings of the Auckland branch of the NZRA take place from the Taupiri Launch Site on the farm of Arthur Allan Thomas. Mr Thomas is the man wrongly convicted of the Crewe murders of 1970. His story can be found HERE. You will be notified of all launchings if you SIGN UP or become a REGISTERED MEMBER. Come and join us reach for the sky!

From Auckland, take the motorway south and continue on past Meremere and the Rangiriri Tavern
until you reach the turnoff at Tahuna Rd and go left. Continue a fairly long way down Tahuna Rd, making a right turn at Rutherford Rd and continue along Rutherford Rd, turning left into Kneebone Rd. About 1km down Kneebone and you are there at Mission Control! Travel time is about 1hr from Auckland, and 40 minutes from Hamilton.

Not from Auckland? Take the Gordonton turnoff from SH1 at Taupiri. Hang a left turn at Orini Rd and go down to Rutherford. Left on Rutherford and right on Kneebone and your are there at the launch site a little ways down the road!




January 17
Launch time 11:30 am January 18
Two overseas visitors attending
February 1

National Rocket Day

 Launch 11:30 am

February 8


National Rocket Day – Always a blast!
March 9
Launching in Australia

April 5
Launch time 11:30 am April 12
May 3 Launch time 11:30 am May 10M
June 7
Launch time 11:30 am June 14
July 5
Launch time 11:30 am
July 12
August NO Launch   Season closed for winter
September NO Launch   Season closed for winter
October 12
Launch  time 11:30
October 19  Many Fine launches
November 9
Launch time 11:30 am
November Great weather for it
 Weather should be fine