A very unexpected hot air balloon flew over the Classical Sparks concert in North Hagley Park in the middle of the performance.
A hot air balloon passes directly overhead during the Classical Sparks concert in North Hagley Park.
Scenes of children from Wharenui Primary School setting off tissue-paper made hot air balloons in Hagley Park.
Scenes of tissue-paper made hot air balloons being set off by a student from Wharenui Primary School in Hagley Park. Frames two and three are of a balloon that caught fire mid-flight.
Group of primary school children from Wharenui School holding paper hot air balloons, made by the children, above their heads prior to their launch in Hagley Park.
A hot air balloon captained by Flight Lieutenant "Roly" Parsons, an administrative officer at the RNZAF base at Wigram. The RNZAF base is visible below the balloon.
View of hot-air balloons lit up at night in North Hagley Park next to Victoria Lake during the New Zealand Winter Balloon Festival.
A kiwi bird shaped hot air balloon owned by hot air balloon company Up, Up and Away. The balloon is flying over the Canterbury - Wellington Ranfurly Shield game at the Swannanoa Domain.
Views of hot air balloon enthusiast George Gray inflating and raising an 18ft high paper balloon in a park. Spectators look on and assist.
View of hot-air balloons in North Hagley Park ahead of the Canterbury Winter Balloon Festival hare-and-hounds race.
A More FM hot air balloon over houses and parkland in Somerfield with the Port Hills in the background.
A More FM hot air balloon over houses, taken at an intersection in Somerfield.
Balloon pilot Alistair Malcolm (left), Carin Anderson of West Germany and Ingrid Gaastra from Holland, in a hot air balloon. The balloon rides are being offered at Addington Raceway to raise money for...
An Apple Computer branded hot air balloon being used for balloon rides at Addington Raceway to raise funds for St John of God Hospital.
Balloons, helicopters, gliders, planes and sails are just some of the ways the people of Christchurch and Canterbury take to the sky.