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“High Kitty” To Fly At Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:46 pm | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

High Kitty, the lucky charm of hot air, is the first special shape hot air balloon guest announced to take to the skies during the 2017 Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More >>

Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2017 moves to Easter

Friday, 7 October 2016, 12:00 pm | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

New dates and a new event manager have been announced for the 2017 Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More >>

New Zealand’s premier ballooning competition has a new champ

Monday, 17 March 2014, 10:00 am | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

The cream of New Zealand’s competitive balloonists rose to the top on Saturday as the final target was set to decide the champion of champions. More >>

Zen master of experimental flying machines returns to fiesta

Friday, 7 March 2014, 10:03 am | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

A whacky, world record breaking, internationally renowned experimental balloon builder, a massive flying house and a gargantuan space shuttle are set to steal the show next week when New Zealand’s premier hot air balloon competition has lift-off. More >>

Festival delivers feel-good factor

Monday, 21 March 2011, 3:26 pm | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Festival delivers feel-good factor The full moon shone on a giant sun and crowd of more than 6000, colourful balloons drifted over Masterton backyards and Wairarapa countryside, and paraded through the sky above Carterton’s Main Street in one of ... More >>

Ray of sunshine for balloon event

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 10:12 am | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

One of the past stars of Wairarapa’s annual hot air balloon festival is set to return for next month’s event, thanks to support from an anonymous donor. Crowd favourite in 2004, ‘Sunny Boy’ from Ohio USA, will make a flying visit to New ... More >>


Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 2:24 pm | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

A mammoth canine and a nursery rhyme classic will feature in the skies over Wairarapa in the ninth annual international balloon fiesta being staged across the region next month. More >>

Balloons Back For Eighth Year

Thursday, 13 October 2005, 6:05 pm | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Wairarapa residents and thousands of expected visitors will again look skywards for the best part of a week in March when hot air balloons from around the world converge on the region for the Genesis Energy Wairarapa International Balloon Fiesta. More >>


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