Happy New Year, New Zealand - 2016 has arrived

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Herald's photo and video round-up of New Year celebrations from around the world.

Sydney Harbour explodes with light as revellers across Australia usher in 2016 in spectacular style. Photo / Getty Images
Sydney Harbour explodes with light as revellers across Australia usher in 2016 in spectacular style. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo / Getty Images
Thousands of people gather to watch New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty Images
Thousands of people gather to watch New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Hong Kong. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Hong Kong. Photo / Getty Images
People write their new year wishes on cards placed inside the balloons and release them in a traditional ceremony at midnight in Tokyo. Photo / AP
People write their new year wishes on cards placed inside the balloons and release them in a traditional ceremony at midnight in Tokyo. Photo / AP
People watch the fireworks to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. Photo / AP
People watch the fireworks to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. Photo / AP
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. Photo / AP
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. Photo / AP
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur. Photo / AP
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur. Photo / AP
Looking to the future: Revellers in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong. Photo / AP
Looking to the future: Revellers in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong. Photo / AP
Fireworks are launched from Auckland's Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks are launched from Auckland's Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations. Photo / Getty Images
The countdowns are over, 2016 is upon us. Here's the fireworks display from Auckland's Sky Tower.
Fireworks explode over the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the National Monument (Monas) on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the National Monument (Monas) on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo / Getty Images
Carrie Underwood performs at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. Photo / AP
Carrie Underwood performs at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. Photo / AP
A police officer, right, walks past revelers playing with confetti in New York's Times Square after the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel. Photo / AP
A police officer, right, walks past revelers playing with confetti in New York's Times Square after the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel. Photo / AP
Fireworks shoot out of a building during the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Photo / AP
Fireworks shoot out of a building during the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Photo / AP