This image shows my local seaside town last night : hot-spot for thousands who visit and also climb and sit around on the summit of the extinct volcano (Mauao - Mount Maunganui) all night and wait for the first day of a new year. This would have been their view. Look at the hoards of people.
The other popular place is Whangamata where a tame New Year's Eve meant only 22 were arrested.
I was even more tamer-ly tucked up in bed having a lovely sleep. Mmmm-mm!