Balloons over Waikato 2017: 22nd - 26th March

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Copter Boy is flying in to Balloons over Waikato

Balloons over Waikato Trust are proud to announce the fifth and final Special Shape flying into the Balloons over Waikato festival 22nd – 26th March… an cartoon style helicopter called Copter Boy. Piloted by balloon manufacturer Eduardo de Souza from Sao Paulo, Brazil, the fantastic Copter Boy is his 6th internationally known Special Shape that…

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Come for a Big Hug at Balloons over Waikato

Balloons over Waikato Trust are thrilled to announce the fourth Special Shape flying at the Balloons over Waikato festival 22nd – 26th March… The Big Hug. This unique balloon is an elephant and a polar bear embracing. Carrying the message “Wake up and live in peace”. The Big Hug was designed and created by balloon…

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An Alien Rocket is landing… look out for Balloons over Waikato

Balloons over Waikato Trust are excited to announce our third Special Shape landing at Balloons over Waikato 22nd – 26th March… The Alien Rocket! The Alien Rockets is as tall as a 10 storey building, standing at a height of 29 metres, and extraordinarily was designed and built completely by the pilot, Canadian Alain Bard.…

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International Toy Company’s Humble Beginnings from Balloons Over Waikato

The strategic partnership of ZURU™ and Balloons Over Waikato has a lot of deep meaning for the company’s heads and founders, and Cambridge siblings, Mat, Nick and Anna Mowbray. The international toy company’s beginnings originated from Balloons Over Waikato, when Mat as a child of 11, won a competition run by the balloon festival where…

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Love is in the air at Balloons over Waikato

Balloons over Waikato Trust are feeling the love this Valentines Day and are delighted to announce our second featured special shape thanks to Resene. The Resene in Love with Colour Lovebirds was inspired while attending a Hot Air Balloon event in Thailand over Valentines last year. US pilot Maria Chieruzzi explains, “I’d always wanted a…

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Introducing our first special shape balloon thanks to McDonald’s Hamilton

Balloons over Waikato are delighted to introduce our first special shape confirmed for 2017, brought to you by McDonald’s Hamilton. Built in Spain 2012, Robbie for Ronald McDonald House is 40 meters tall and weighs 454 kilograms and was inspired by a real life boy named Robbie Medina. Local McDonald’s franchisee, Debi Rush says: “We…

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What will this Pumpkin change into on March 16th? It’ll be Balloomin Amazing!

  Balloons over Waikato Trust are thrilled to announce our 4th and final Balloomin Amazing Special Shape confirmed for Balloons over Waikato 2016 – The Princess Carriage. The World’s largest Princess Carriage took 2 weeks to build and used 1280 metres of pink, yellow & purple fabric. “This special shape is truly magical and one of a…

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Race Car roars into the Waikato

Race Car roars into the Waikato  Balloons over Waikato Trust are excited to announce a Race Car will once again roar around Hamilton …. this time in the sky, with our 3rd special shape confirmed for Balloons over Waikato 2016 – The Race Car. The Race Car Hot Air Balloon is 37m wide and 22m high, 10…

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What is about to hatch at BOW 2016?

‘What is about to hatch at BOW 2016?’ Balloons over Waikato Trust are excited to meet who is about to hatch from our second Special Shape confirmed for Balloons over Waikato 2016… introducing Baby Dino. Baby Dino is a Tyrannosaurus Rex hatching out of its egg and Balloons over Waikato’s General Manager Michele Connell is…

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Resene Peanut

Resene Peanut Balloons over Waikato Trust are delighted to introduce our first Special Shape confirmed for Balloons over Waikato 2016, brought to New Zealand by Resene. Resene is going Elefantastic with colour, as Pea-Nut the Elephant trumpets into the skies at Balloons over Waikato 2016. Resenes Elefantastic Pea-nut the Elephant is 30 metres tall, with a 15…

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