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SkyCity Auckland brings in new decade

Last night, New Zealand’s largest fireworks display brought the new year in with a bang. The much-loved SkyCity midnight fireworks from Auckland’s Sky Tower paired with laser and light animation display was the first to lead the world into 2020.

The Sky Tower shone bright in conjunction with the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and for the first time, the Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum - adding another spectacular view for those positioned all around Auckland.

At the stroke of midnight, the Sky Tower flourished in an array of dancing colours, in time with the Auckland Harbour Bridge for a dazzling light show.

Michael Ahearne, SkyCity Chief Operating Officer, said that SkyCity was excited to showcase the new Sky Tower lights in the New Year celebrations.

“It was so exciting to witness the Sky Towers new LED’s light up the skyline, alongside Auckland’s most iconic landmarks. The celebrations top off a massive night for SkyCity, with visitors coming from near and far to experience all that the precinct has to offer,” says Mr Ahearne.

The five-minute fireworks display saw 500kg of pyrotechnics, 3500 effects, 1.6 tonne of equipment and 14kms of control cabling installed on levels 55, 61 and a new firing site at level 64, 235 metres above ground, all installed by a team of experts pyrotechnicians.

“We’re always proud to deliver a world class celebration that’s enjoyed by millions, from all over the city as well as online and on TV, locally and globally. New Zealand is the first country to welcome the new year, and is the first time that the Sky Tower, Auckland Harbour Bridge and Auckland Museum will be lit together, which is a really exciting way to enter 2020 as a city,” says Mr Ahearne.

The celebrations on Federal Street saw SkyCity countdown to 2020 with headline acts including Ladi6 and Chong Nee and friends.

SkyCity Auckland is proud to have partnered with PyroStar International and Soulstorm Lasers Ltd to deliver the New Year’s Eve laser and pyrotechnic show.

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