The successful launch into orbit by Rocket Lab is seen as "a perfect example of true Kiwi ingenuity."

Sunday saw the rocket go into space for the first time.

The launch pad facilities are on Māori land in Te Māhia.

It's been dubbed one of the greatest engineering feats in New Zealand’s history.

Rocket Lab says it marks a tremendous step in New Zealand’s technological advancement.

When it goes fully commercial, Rocket Lab expects to launch 50 times a year.