Materiki is the celebration of the Maori New Year and traditionally one of the ways it is  celebrated is by flying kites.

Every year a team from Peter Lynn Kites goes to Auckland to fly kites with  other eager kite flyers from around New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Materiki  kite day held on the last weekend of Materiki.

This year was going to be the most challenging yet with strong winds predicted throughout the day. Well as it turned out strong winds was a understatement.

In strong wind and rain we managed to get up the New Peter Lynn Dragon kite up for it’s first fly at a event, and the 30 meter Blue Whale on a short 10 meter flying line. Even in the rain this worked well for the first 45 minutes anyway.

Then we are hit with what the 6 o’clock news described as a ‘Weather bomb hits Auckland!’

Luckily we had a group of keen kite flyers standing in the rain ready to help as the 700 kg bridles started popping off the 30 meter Whale. Thankfully we managed to get it down in a hurry, even though it was missing  half it’s bridles.

The organizers were forced to pull the plug and any remaining kites were brought down saturated by the torrential rain.

Thankfully the weather turned to our favor in the afternoon and we managed to rebridle the whale and get our kites in the air to dry them out.

We are glad to announce we have some new inflatable Show kites!

A 12 meter long Pegasus kite, A 6 meter long Terry the Turtle kite and a 5 meter long Easter Island Head.
Click here to go to our Show kite page to see our full range of inflatable Show Kites.
This will not be the only thing different you may notice on our website. As well as managing to reduce most of our prices our kites are now for sale in USD.
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Great weekend at Otaki Kite Festival. Good wind, good weather, and a sky full of colour.

Otaki is 40 mins drive from New Zealands capital Wellington.

Midi ray launching and tuning video

It has been a Great year for Peter Lynn Kites. We have been lucky enough to have some awesome customers who love kites as much as we do.

During the year we have had the chance to make some interesting kites, like 18 meter long Toothless Dragon kites, Pegasus and larger than life Blue Whales.

We already have some new exciting kites planned for next year, were we hope to see all of our kite friends.

Wishing you all a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Peter Lynn Kites.