31 Dec. 1999
Gisborne, New Zealand
Spectators wade into the ocean at the beach in Gisborne, New Zealand early January 1, as the first sunrise of the new millennium rises behind. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day. New Zealand greeted its entry into the New Year on Saturday with lively celebrations by revellers around the country and cautious optimism by those watching for potential Y2K-related computer bug problems.