31 Dec. 1999
Gisborne, New Zealand
People line the beach in Gisborne, New Zealand early January 1 to see the first sunrise of the new millennium, as the colors of the sunrise reflect off the clouds in the west. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day. The Maori name for the district, Tairawhiti, means the coast upon which the sun shines across the waters.