Celebration Worldwide Mark Start of 2016

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Auckland, New Delhi & Canberra: Auckland has marked the arrival of 2016 with a barrage of fireworks from the top of the Sky Tower.

As parties raged across the city, thousands of people jostled for the best vantage point to watch 500kg of pyrotechnics light up the sky.01

The five minute display included 2500 individual fireworks. Auckland sets the tone with a bang, 5mins of fireworks from the sky tower.

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Sydney has once again proved why its New Year celebrations are world famous, with bursts of brilliance providing a spectacular backdrop to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House as Australia welcomed in 2016.

Synchronised to a soundtrack of some of 2015’s biggest hits including Uptown Funk and Hold Back the River, the almost 15-minute fireworks show sent crowds into rapturous cheers and applause.

The $7 million party kicked off early on Thursday, with a vast and proud Aboriginal Welcome to Country ceremony ushering in the iconic fireworks display, putting local Gadigal, Wangal and Gamaragal traditions front and centre in global new year celebrations