(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.