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New face for festival

Change is in the air for the Wairarapa Balloon Festival which will shift dates to Easter next year and have a dedicated event manager.

Robyn Cherry-Campbell has been appointed to the newly created position of event manager for the festival which is run by volunteers.

She heads Storm Productions, an events, production and conference company, and lives in Carterton.

Destination Wairarapa marketing manager Barb Hyde said shifting the festival away from late February to Easter should see more settled weather.

The April 13-17 event was over a long weekend and “people won’t be rushing to school or to work, so can take time to enjoy watching the balloons”.

Organisers are now reviewing the balloon festival’s programme and the final shape of the Easter event will be made public in coming weeks, she said.

The festival is expected to attract about 20 hot air balloons, including one special-shaped balloon.

Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland is Wairarapa’s Local Democracy Reporter, a Public Interest Journalism role funded through NZ On Air. Emily has worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age for seven years and has a keen interest in council decision-making and transparency.

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