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Taking to the skies

26 Mar 2014

Hummingbirds are tiny, right? Well not this one. This specially designed hot air balloon is part of the Balloons over Waikato event running until Sunday. Proudly sponsored by Resene, again bringing colour to the skies, The Hummingbird is 122,500 cubic feet, which is 225 times larger than a real hummingbird.

Many people in the United States, where the balloon was created, believe that their loved ones that have passed on send messages or send signs to them through Hummingbirds, and the balloon is affectionately known as Jewel by the owner.  Jewel is the name of a very dear friend whose husband began the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.  

The Resene Colourful Hummingbird is brand new, and its visit to New Zealand will be its first visit outside of the United States.

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