Welcome to the New Zealand Rocketry Association

NZRA members have one thing in common. They love rocket launches !

With the advent of Rocket Lab launching satellites into space from New Zealand we have seen a surge of interest from Kiwis keen to learn more about rocketry and educators wanting to inspire a new generation of students into maths, science and engineering.

What ever your interest in rocketry we are keen to help you in your journey. Visit our FACEBOOK group for the latest news and our 1/4 Patriot group.

NEW 2019: NZRA associated group Christchurch Rocketeers

National Launch Day February 9th 2020

National Launch Day brings rocket enthusiasts together from all over the country to fly their latest creations. The event is normally run on the first Sunday in February, weather permitting, for a small entry fee. This year we have a rocketry enthusiast event running for three days finishing with National Launch Day between mid-day and 4pm. Taupiri is 1 hour 15 minutes from Auckland. Kids and adults can build and fly a 'have a go rocket' on the day. Event details and pre-purchased tickets will be available at Eventfinder from September.

More National Launch Day here ...

Latest Video March 2019

NZRA Member Stuart Lloyd has done a brilliant job capturing rockets in flight with his drone at the March Members Launch. Video highlights include at 42 and 48 seconds rockets taking off past the drone, 59 seconds, rocket passing drone under chute and at 36 seconds a rocket landing under a Rocketman chute.

Explore Rocketry

Learn rocket science

Practice safety

Get creative

Build and fly large rockets

Three level certification

Consolidate your skills

Mentor beginners

Large custom projects

Extreme speeds

Heading for space

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Educational Opportunities

Craig's Big Red

4 Motor Monster


Jack's Marsden

Tallest NZ Amateur Rocket


Emily's Pink Thing

Rocket Art


Evan's Carbon Bucky Ball

Craig's Dark Matter Frenzy

Joy's Pink Thing

Peter's Remote Control Rocket Glider

NZRA Videos

Rocket Day Video


Craig's Big Red


Jack & Tony's Marsden N2000W More...

Alex's Frenzy Massive L1000