Flying kites has an important role in many cultures across the world. This page lists kite events, and kite resources at your library.
Māori used kites, Te Manu Tukutuku, for recreation and communication. Kites were often seen as connectors of the heavens and the earth.
Kite Day at New Brighton
Every year during Summertimes, Kite Day takes place on New Brighton beach, south of the pier. In 2015 it took place on Saturday 24 January, from 1pm to 4pm.
See our photos of the 2015 event:
More of our kite photos.
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- Kites and manu tukutuku - Te Ara The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
- Canterbury Windsports Association
- Peter Lynn – Canterbury kite designer
- The Kite Shop – Christchurch-based kite business
- Jim’s Kites - local kite enthusiast who flys on New Brighton beach regularly. Lots of useful information on getting started.
- New Brighton (Christchurch) Kite Day 2013 - YouTube video of the great kites flying on New Brighton beach