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Ballooning over the Cantebury plains

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A hot air balloon at dawn taking flight over the Cantebury plains, Christchurch, New Zealand.


The Canterbury Plains cover an area bounded by the foothills of the Southern Alps and the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. They are centred to the south of the city of Christchurch.Their northern extremes are at the foot of the Hundalee Hills in the Hurunui District, and in the south they merge into the plains of North Otago beyond the Waitaki River.


God Almighty says: "Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day, there are indeed Signs for people of understanding. People who celebrate and praise God, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, contemplating the wonders of creation in the heavens and the earth"

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Taken on October 31, 2004