Waikato Sunrise Rotary provided and coordinated volunteers for the Balloons over Waikato event this year. It has been a great week with lots of people from the community enjoying each day of ballooning.

The finale of the 2017 Balloons Over Waikato went off without a hitch. 

Thousands of people used the park-and-ride bus system set up to make entry and exit from the University of Waikato grounds a seamless Zuru Nightglow experience.

They started arriving at 4pm and, as the evening ended at 9pm, the crowd of around 80,000 quietly melted away.