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.

Quarter Scale Patriot Build Introduction Video

NZRA member Stuart Lloyd has created a video series to help you get started on building your first level 1 and 2 rocket. The kit is the most popular in the club.

The PML Quarter Scale Patriot rocket has it's own Facebook page here.


A 1/4 Patriot Quick Build page is here

Quick Build 1/4 Patriot

National Launch Day brings rocket enthusiasts together from all over the country to fly their latest creations. The event is run in February, weather permitting, for a small entry fee. The National Launch Day event runs between mid-day and 4pm on a Sunday in February. 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 2020.

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Full Size Nike Smoke Flown National Launch day February 2021

A team of dedicated NZRA members spent months constructed New Zealand's largest amateur rocket and flew it successfully on National Launch Day 2020. For 2021 the goal is to fly higher and faster !

Latest Video January 2020

NZRA Member Stuart Lloyd has done a brilliant job capturing rockets in flight with his drone at the January Members Launch.

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

Keen To Get Started?

NZRA Membership Join Here

$22 / Year

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Educational Opportunities

Wonder Project

I wonder how we ignite creativity in young Kiwis?

The Wonder Project is Engineering New Zealand’s free programme for schools, designed to get young Kiwis excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Sign up for the Rocket Challenge 2020

Wonder Project on Facebook

Craig's Big Red

4 Motor Monster


Jack's Marsden

Tallest NZ Amateur Rocket


Emily's Pink Thing

Rocket Art


Rocketry and Rocket Science Introductions

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