Covid-19 restrictions have snuffed out Auckland’s traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks, Stuff reveals. Casino operator Sky City has announced that the display from the top of the Skytower won’t go ahead, to discourage large numbers from gathering on the city streets and waterfront. “We appreciate this will come as a disappointment to some, but the priority is keeping everybody safe,” said the company in a statement. Festivities will be limited to those run by bars and restaurants in the area.

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