Wairarapa’s annual hot air balloon festival and hundreds of people paid fitting tribute to the 11 people lost in the balloon accident near Carterton on 7 January. Twenty hot air balloons stood on Carterton’s Carrington Park as family members released 11 white dove-shaped balloons that took flight and rose toward the Tararua Ranges, followed of hundreds of coloured helium balloons released by the crowd.
Voice overs by Carterton Mayor Ron Mark and FLight Director Martin Stacey.
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Filmed and edited by Mike Heydon