In 1989 our daughters were given a kite which flew very well. Rosemary
decided that she would try and make a kite that flew - something she had
not been able to do as a child. A box kite and a parafoil were successfully
made and flown.
A trip to the USA led to the discovery of some kite shops and the purchase
of several kites. On our return we found an Auckland kite shop with a
poster on the 1990 Napier International Kite Festival. We attended the
festival and found the participants so friendly and helpful that we joined the
NZKA and so started our adventure in kiting.
We can be contacted by email at
When travelling with our kites we often get the
opportunity to fly a kite where the background is the
hero of the photo. See some of these opportunities at:
Tying our flying lines easily and securely, yet being
able to release them after many ours flying is
important. See the knot we use at:
Our kite banner that shows special features of New
Zealand and Rotorua in particular.
The start of our kiting experiences.
The photo was taken for our local paper after we had come back
from our USA visit.
Photo taken at Otaki Beach 2015 organisers and
kite fliers dinner on the Sunday.
Rosemary shows a
school group the
kite that started us
on our kiting