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Kieran McKee

Resene Colourful Candy Floss Fun Balloon

Kieran McKee Cropped

During the Festival, the Resene Colourful Candy Floss Fun Balloon will inflate at Innes Common each morning. Children can ’hop in’ to the basket for a gold coin donation with all money raised going to KidsCan Waikato thanks to Waikato Sunrise Rotary.

What made you want to get involved with ballooning? I have been involved in ballooning since the age of seven when my dad began flying. I even had a pair of balloon overalls that said "CREW" on them!

What is your favourite thing about ballooning? Talking to people when doing tethers or on landing, and sharing the fun and joy of flying.

What is the coolest thing about your balloon? It has flown at Albuquerque Balloon Festival and featured on the patchwork quilt they make each year. It has been flown in Fiji. And it's the only balloon to ever be given permission to fly / tether at Waitangi Grounds by the meeting house.