Auckland: New Zealand , one among the first countries welcomed 2017 with a spectacular firework display from Auckland’s Sky Tower.
Thousands of cheering revellers were there to ring in the New Year there at 11am UK time on December 31st as multi-coloured fireworks exploded across the city skyline at midnight.
SkyCity – a casino and event centre in Auckland – has an impressive tower that provides a dramatic backdrop to the annual fireworks just an hour after Samoa welcomed in 2017.
Lasers were being aimed at the side of the Sky Tower from 9pm as part of an animated display. A countdown clock was beamed 160m up the Sky Tower to bring in the New Year.