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Auckland rings in the New Year

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Auckland rings in the New Year


The Pacific islands were the first to welcome the New Year with the tiny nation of Kiribati kicking off the global festivities. The Chatham Islands, Fiji, Tonga came next… and then New Zealand.

In Auckland the Sky Tower was packed with 700 kilos of fireworks to get celebrations underway.

Forty thousand revellers are expected in the city where police are warning partygoers to have fun by all means – but obey the rules.

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