NEW ZEALAND CANCELS FIRST MILLENNIUM SUNRISE SHOW

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (December 27, 1999 – Radio Australia)---Plans for an international live telecast of the first rays of sun to hit Mount Hapeka on Pitt Island January 1 have been cancelled because of transmission technical problems.

The islanders claim their home will be the first regularly inhabited spot on earth to greet the new millennium.

The first live telecast now will come from Rangaika, on nearby Chatham Island, where the first light of year 2000 arrives 90 seconds later.

Images from Pitt Island will be videotaped for later broadcast.

Radio Australia

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