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It's Already 2021 In New Zealand & Australia With Huge Crowds To Celebrate (VIDEOS)

With COVID-19 under control, it's like a normal party!
It's Already 2021 In New Zealand & Australia With Huge Crowds To Celebrate (VIDEOS)

The world is a big place with lots of timezones and that means that it's already 2021 in Australia and New Zealand

Those countries have also been relatively successful in controlling COVID-19, with lower case numbers in their regions. 

That means the New Year there was rung in with big crowds and celebrations that are reminiscent of pre-pandemic parties. 

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The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand held a fireworks show to commemorate the start of another year. 

Below on the streets, crowds gathered to take in the lights. 

With COVID-19 under control there, the streets were flooded with people in a sight reminiscent of New Year's Eve parties before the pandemic. 

In Sydney, Australia there were smaller crowds coming together to witness the fireworks at the harbour.

As other parts of the world wait to say goodbye to 2020, we can't help but be jealous of the situation down under. 

Before Canada's travel rules were updated last week, Toronto Pearson Airport warned future travellers to expect long lines and possible delays as staff deal with the increased demand for travel. Since then, people moving through the airport have shared their experiences on social media — with many airing their frustrations.

Canada's border opened to fully vaccinated American travellers and permanent residents as of Monday, August 9. Given the loosened restrictions, Toronto Pearson Airport advised the public that it could take longer to carry out the usual airport routine due to additional health screenings for COVID-19.

Pearson warned international passengers to expect to wait up to three hours or more due to COVID-19 screening requirements. However, some passengers took to Twitter to complain about a lack of communication at the airport.

What travellers are saying

"Toronto Pearson it's going on hour three in this landed plane, with little to communication [sic] to the flight attendants/passengers as to what is going on..." one Twitter user wrote.

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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) just dropped its list of all the featured films they will be showing at this year's festival, and the casts sure pack a Hollywood punch.

TIFF selected a grand total of 32 star-studded films for this coming year ranging from award-winning Broadway adaptations to haunting psychological thrillers.

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8 People Got Charged For Allegedly Shooting Fireworks Into Crowds At Woodbine Beach

Police say fireworks were also aimed at officers and their horses.

Fireworks seem to be an ongoing problem at Woodbine Beach this summer.

Eight individuals have been charged for allegedly shooting fireworks into crowds of beach-goers, as well as police officers and their horses, on Canada Day, according to a Toronto police news release.

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