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New Zealand celebrates 2017 with spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks display

Mirror logo Mirror 31/12/2016 Scott Campbell

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New Zealand is among the first countries to have welcomed in 2017 with a spectacular firework display from Auckland's Sky Tower.

Thousands of cheering revellers rang in the New Year there at 11am as multi-coloured fireworks exploded across the city skyline at midnight.

SkyCity - a casino and event centre in Auckland - has an impressive tower that provided a dramatic backdrop to the annual fireworks just an hour after Samoa welcomed in 2017.

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The big displays to look out for include Sydney – where the sky above the iconic Opera House will be lit up in a sea of colours – as well as London and Dubai's bumper illuminations.

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New York will welcome in 2017 with the traditional dropping of the New Year's Eve crystal ball as crowds from all over the world congregate in Times Square.

In Scotland, Edinburgh revellers will celebrate the end of 2016 with an enormous street party before midnight fireworks are set off behind the castle which towers above the city.

You can also watch displays from Germany and Egypt live.

Families enjoy the 9.00pm fireworks on New Year's Eve at Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Australia celebrates NYE 2016


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