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.
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.
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.
Keen To Get Started?
Evan's Carbon Bucky Ball
Craig's Dark Matter Frenzy
Joy's Pink Thing
Peter's Remote Control Rocket Glider