Story: Anniversaries

Millennium celebrations at Gisborne

As the first major settlement in the world to see the sun rise on the new millennium, Gisborne had a major celebration. Watch this footage of the people gathered on Midway Beach watching the sun rise, and the festivities that followed. The Gisborne event was broadcast around the world. Internationally famous opera singer Kiri te Kanawa, as home-town girl, was the starring performer.

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Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Anniversaries since 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/43041/millennium-celebrations-at-gisborne (accessed 18 November 2018)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012