Kites and Kite Day

Flying kites has an important role in many cultures across the world. Māori used kites, Te Manu Tukutuku, for recreation and communication. Kites were often seen as connectors of the heavens and the earth. In Christchurch, Kite Day at New Brighton is a popular summer event.

Kite Day at New Brighton CANCELLED

Kite Day takes place on New Brighton beach, south of the pier. Join in the seaside activities, try some fun beach sports with Sport Canterbury, and watch the kites soar on the sea breeze at Deep South Kite Day. 

Find kite information in our collection

Our website

Online resources


Get a taste of Kite Day, see our photos.

Photos of the 2017 event

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Photos of the 2016 event

Photos of the 2015 event

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