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Zuru Nightglow postponed to Sunday 25 March

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The iconic Balloons Over Waikato Zuru Nightglow event for 2018 is being supported by free buses to get you there and back - without the parking hassles. Buses will be operating this year to get Hamiltonians and visitors to the Zuru Nightglow taking place at the University of Waikato fields on Sunday 25 March.

Due to the postponement of the event to Sunday 25 March there will be reduced number of buses available. As a result it may take longer to get home after the event. Please bear with us, buses will run on a continuous, as-available basis until all passengers have made their return journey.


This is a hugely popular event and we’ve been working with event organisers to make it even easier for people to get to and from the event without having to use their cars or walk long distances.

Free buses will run between 4.15pm and 7pm from five park and ride sites at key Hamilton locations:

• Grosvenor Park, Rototuna [PDF, 667 KB] – roadside parking, Thomas Rd
• Frankton Primary School [PDF, 735 KB] – Rifle Range Rd
• Melville High School via Hamilton East [PDF, 282 KB] – Collins Rd and roadside parking in Hamilton East
• City Shuttle [PDF, 677 KB] – roadside parking
• The Base via River Road [PDF, 630 KB] – parking available in The Base northern car park.

Event patrons will also be collected from and dropped off at ‘special event bus stops’ on route when they signal the drivers.

Meanwhile, Hamilton bus services will operate as normal on the day of the event, but there may be some delays for the late afternoon Orbiter and 13 University buses due to the Nightglow.

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