By Oleen Ndori, Foreign Desk Editor
Australia and New Zealand have entered the New Year 2023.
Among the first places to see in the New Year was Kiritimati Island in the central Pacific Ocean.
Auckland in New Zealand became the first major city to start celebrations welcoming 2023, with fireworks launched from the city’s Sky Tower.
Sydney has also entered the New Year, with the city’s fireworks launched from its Harbour Bridge, Opera House and barges in its famous harbour.
Other countries that have entered the New Year include China, Japan North and South Korea and the Philippines, among others.
The New Year is expected to bring some relief from the challenges faced over the past few years.