Everyone present knew it was a very special moment - the beginning of construction of the $700 million New Zealand International Convention Centre and a five-star 300 room hotel. That was just over a year ago - 16 December 2015. Since then the demolition of sixteen buildings has been completed, and other work is moving on apace.
The highly anticipated Sky Tower fireworks display will again be lighting up Auckland’s skyline at the midnight moment this New Year’s Eve, leading the world in welcoming 2017. The five-minute pyrotechnic display at midnight will be complimented by a Kiwi themed laser animation show and countdown beamed on to two sides of the Sky Tower from 9pm.