Experience the crackle, roar and flame of

New Zealand's first international rocketry event.

FRIDAY 7TH, SATURDAY 8TH & SUNDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2020

Havoc in the paddock

Rocket enthusiasts from around the world are invited to fly their rockets at the first international rocketry event in New Zealand hosted by the New Zealand Rocketry Association (NZRA).

Enjoy New Zealand's temperate summer climate, green fields and Kiwi hospitality. Fly up to 9,500ft out of our launch site standard waiver or book higher altitudes.

Our site is located one hour south of Auckland International Airport, 1hr north of the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton movie set, 2hrs from Rotorua with its geysers and mud-pools and 7 hours from Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 at Mahia.

Camping in the Paddock is included in the event pass from Thursday to Sunday. Motel accommodation is available within a 19 minute drive.

Havoc in the Paddock will feature a full scale replica Nike Smoke sounding rocket, standing over 6.5 meters (21'4") tall, 470mm (18.5") in diameter, and weighing over 150kg (330lb) at liftoff. Powered by a 200mm (8") diameter, "P" class motor with a special effects propellant developed specifically for the flight, it will be a sight to see!

The Nike Smoke's flight is being sponsored by Logic Wireless

Event Tickets

Havoc in the Paddock 3 Day Pass

Save $ 30 on Earlybird tickets before 1st January 2020!

Full price from January 2020 $ 150

Note: $120 New Zealand converts to US$ 77 on 16/08/2019.

Havoc and NZRA Merchandise

NZRA Cap - NZ$ 20

Cotton Cap, One Size Fits All

Collect at Havoc event from 11am 7th Feb 2020

Cutoff date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

Havoc in the Paddock Cotton T-Shirt - NZ$ 30

Black 100% Cotton, half sleeve regular fit t-shirts with Havoc in the Paddock logo

Collect at Havoc event from 11am 7th Feb 2020

Cutoff date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

NZRA T-Shirt - NZ$ 30

Black 100% Cotton, half sleeve regular fit t-shirts with NZRA logo

Collect at Havoc event from 11am 7th Feb 2020

Cutoff date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

NZRA Jacket Mens - NZ$ 100

Mens Jacket with NZRA Logo

Polyester outer, full microfleece lining.

Collect at Havoc event from 11am 7th Feb 2020

Cutoff date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

NZRA Jacket Womens - NZ$ 100

Womens Jacket with NZRA Logo

Polyester outer, full microfleece lining.

Collect at Havoc event from 11am 7th Feb 2020

Cutoff date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

Meal Bookings & Calendar

Friday 7th Havoc Event Starts

10am Pickup Event Tickets

11am to 6pm Range Open

Complex project evaluations

RSO checks

Friday is primarily a setup day with the possibility of some test flights in the afternoon.

Friday 7th Lunch 10am-2pm

Purchase on site, Cash EFTPOS only

Hot Meat Pies, Quiche, Sausage Roll, Muffins, Cold Drinks & Water

Friday Dinner 7pm $ 35

Crispy Skin Chicken / Ham on the Bone / Spit Roasted Beef Rump

Assortment of freshly baked Dinner Rolls with NZ Butter

Hot Jacket Potatoes

Range of Salads

Saturday 8th Event

Range open 11am to 6pm

RSO Checks and flights

There will be a high altitude window in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 8th Breakfast 7am-9am $15

Option 1: Pancakes / Bacon & Banana / Maple Syrup

Option 2: Scrambled Eggs / Bacon / Hash Brown

(Water Tea & Coffee available on site at extra cost)

Cut off date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

Saturday 8th Lunch, 10am onwards

Purchase on site -Cash only

Bacon & Onion Rolls / Sausages & Bread

Cold drinks / Water / Tea & Coffee available on site

Saturday 8th Buffet, Dinner 7pm $ 55

NZ Roast Lamb / Roast Pork with Crackling / Thai Green Chicken Curry

Freshly baked Dinner Rolls with NZ Butter

Hot Buttered Baby Potatoes

Steamed Baby Carrots

Range of Salads

Dessert : NZ Pavlova with fresh cream / Carrot Cake / Fruit Salad

(Water Tea & Coffee available on site at extra cost)

Bring Your Own Alcohol. No Alcohol for sale.

Cut off date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

Sunday 9th Havoc Event &

Public National Day

Range open from 11am to 6pm

RSO checks and flights

Public day event runs from 12pm to 4pm with 500-800 members of the public attending.

Feature launches will include a full size 6 meter Nike and 4 meter Marsden rockets.

Sunday Breakfast 7am-9am $ 15

Option 1: Pancakes / Bacon & Banana / Maple Syrup

Option 2: Scrambled Eggs / Bacon / Hash Brown

(Water Tea & Coffee available on site at extra cost)

Cut off date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

Sunday Lunch 10am onwards

Purchase on site -Cash only

Bacon & Onion Rolls / Sausages & Bread

Cold drinks / Water / Tea & Coffee available on site

Sunday BBQ Dinner 6pm $ 30

Kiwi BBQ - Dinner Rolls / Sausages / Meat Patties / Salads

Cut off date for purchase 12th Jan 2020

Drinks: You can purchase alcohol from the local supermarket or liquor store(s) in Huntly. Only soft drinks & bottled water will be available for purchase at the Havoc event