Kites

A DigitalNZ Story by National Library of New Zealand Topics

Explore the many types of kites from Māori (Tukutuku) to the modern day. Discover how to make kites, how they fly, what they are used for, kite festivals and the role they play in science, sport, history, legend and recreation. SCIS no. 1842270

social_sciences, technology, arts, Māori

Kites

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Kete Christchurch

Tako (kite)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Fishing with kites

FISHING WITH KITES. (Bruce Herald, 22 August 1905)

National Library of New Zealand

Birdman kite

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Manu tukutuku

Manu tukutuku (replica kite)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Boy with a kite

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

DOC restricts kite-boarders

DOC restricts kite-boarders to protect godwits

Radio New Zealand

Freedom flight

Freedom Flight

Radio New Zealand

Kiteboarding

Radio New Zealand

Kites for my family

Kites for my Family by Mursal

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Kite flying contest

Kite Flying Contest

Gisborne Photo News

Gliders and kites

Science Learning Hub

Kiteboarding at the Olympics

Windsurfing to be replaced at Olympics by Kite Boarding

Radio New Zealand

Kites and flying leaves

Kites and Flying Leaves - Samoan Material Culture

Victoria University of Wellington

Kite flying – Mangaian Society

Kite Flying - Mangaian Society

Victoria University of Wellington

Material culture of the Cook Islands

Kites, manu tukutuku - The Material Culture of the Cook Islands (Aitutaki)

Victoria University of Wellington

International kite festival

1990 New Zealand International Kite Festival

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Scientific kite flying

SCIENTIFIC KITE FLYING. (Nelson Evening Mail, 13 February 1897)

National Library of New Zealand

Drawings of Māori kites

Drawings of kites (for Games and Pastimes of the Maori by Elsdon Best)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Fishing kite

kite, fishing

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

The airship mystery

THE AIRSHIP MYSTERY. (Star, 06 August 1909)

National Library of New Zealand

Baden Powell Kite

BADEN POWELL KITE (Auckland Star, 05 March 1898)

National Library of New Zealand

The kite craze

THE KITE CRAZE. (Star, 25 June 1901)

National Library of New Zealand

Japanese kite history

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Types of kites

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Who invented kites?

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Photo galleries

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Make a parafoil kite

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Best kite festivals

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Kites in the classroom

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Kite fishing

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Kite buggying

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Kite homemade crafts

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Go fly a kite

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Franklin and his kite

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Wright brothers

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How kites fly

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One sky one world

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Sport kites

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Dragon kites

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The kite

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Kite making

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The kite book

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Keeping kites flying

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Legends and stories

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Kite flying song

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The kite

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How to make a kite

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World kite records

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Giant kite turbines

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Making a kite

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Stunt Kites

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Kite flying safety

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Otaki Kite festival

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Kite safety

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