Story: Kites and manu tukutuku

Peter Lynn, kite maker

Peter Lynn, kite maker

Peter Lynn (b. 1946) is pictured with two of his creations – the Stingray and the Octopus. In 1973, he switched careers from engineer to kite maker and established a kite factory in Ashburton. Within a decade he was exporting his kites around the world. The success of his business allowed him to spend time researching and developing the concept of kite traction in the form of sand buggies, kite-sailing and kite-surfing equipment. His pioneering designs are now recognised and used around the world.

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Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Kite flying today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5302/peter-lynn-kite-maker (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Bob Maysmor, published 12 Jun 2006