Balloons over Waikato 2017: 22nd - 26th March

Love is in the air at Balloons over Waikato

February 13, 2017

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

February 6, 2017

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!

February 25, 2016

  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

February 9, 2016

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?

January 27, 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

November 16, 2015

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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NZAEP – Best Community Event

July 29, 2015

Balloons over Waikato – the Best in NZ!  The winners have been announced in the NZAEP Event Awards at Shed 6 in Wellington on Wednesday 22nd July, with Balloons over Waikato taking the honours for Best Established Community Event. Up against tough competition with 26 finalists across 9 categories, all of which bring people and communities together as…

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