New Zealand celebrates New Year’s Day with laser light show

(NBC) – New Zealand began New Year celebrations earlier today.

They ushered in 2017 with a new year laser light show over Auckland sky tower at midnight.

The light show began at the moment the New Year began, after a countdown on the tower’s face.

Auckland sky tower is over one-thousand feet tall, making it the tallest freestanding structure in the southern hemisphere.

The city is home to more than one-and-one-half-million residents.