Sydney New Year's Eve 2006–07

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Sydney New Year's Eve 2006
Creative director Wayne Harrison
Theme "A Diamond Night in Emerald City"
Bridge effect Diamond and a Coathanger.
Composer Peewee Ferris
Network Network Ten
Host(s) Gretel Killeen
Daniel MacPherson
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2005–06 2007–08

Sydney New Year's Eve 2006 was the 12th Sydney New Year's Eve held at Sydney Harbour on the evening of 31 December 2006 and in the early hours of 1 January 2007. It was the first year that Network Ten would broadcast the event, having won a three-year deal from the Nine Network and was co-hosted by Gretel Killeen and Daniel MacPherson.[1] The theme was previously revealed to be "A Diamond Night in Emerald City" to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with fireworks once again produced by Foti International Fireworks. This was Wayne Harrison's second consecutive year as creative director.



Program Time Duration
9pm Family Fireworks 8:30pm – 9:30pm 60 mins
Midnight Fireworks 11:30pm – 12:30am 60 mins


Name Location Original Role
Gretel Killeen Host of Big Brother
Daniel MacPherson Actor on Neighbours
Mike Goldman Dawes Point Host of Big Brother Friday Night Live
Bree Amer Dawes Point Host of Big Brother Friday Night Live
Ryan Fitzgerald Dawes Point Host of Big Brother Friday Night Live

9pm Family Fireworks[edit]


Performer Song


No. Song Artist
1 Main Title The Wizard Of Oz Soundtrack
2 World, Hold On Bob Sinclar featuring Steve Edwards
3 Heist Over the Hedge Soundtrack
4 Dogstar Theme Dogstar
5 I'll Supply the Love Toto
6 Superman Returns Superman Returns Soundtrack
7 Home Diana Ross

Midnight Fireworks[edit]


Performer Song


No. Song Artist
1 Numb Pet Shop Boys
2 Diamonds Are Forever Shirley Bassey
3 I'm with Stupid Pet Shop Boys
4 Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera
5 Beautiful Child Rufus Wainwright
6 Can You Feel It The Jackson 5
7 Diamonds and Pearls Prince and NPG
8 Best of You Foo Fighters
9 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pink Floyd
10 Attack on Alcatraz John Powell
11 Alexander's Entry into Pskov Jean Claude Casadesus


In its inaugural broadcast of the show, broadcaster Network Ten received a large number of complaints over its 2006 Sydney New Year's Eve coverage. Most of the criticism was left for Matthew Newton, son of Channel Nine star Bert Newton, who was simulating oral sex with John Foreman on the piano with his penis on the The Big Night In with John Foreman.[2] There were calls for the network to lose the rights to the broadcast and give them back to the Nine Network, who had them from 1995–96 to 2005–06.[3] It was dubbed "the worst NYE ever".[4]




  1. ^ "Ten gains TV rights for NYE fireworks". 20 November 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Gosnell, Peter (2 January 2007). "Ten's smutty party an insult". Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
  3. ^ Gosnell, Peter (3 January 2007). "Zero out of Ten". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 March 2008. 
  4. ^ Gosnell, Peter (3 January 2007). "Ten begs for NYE forgiveness". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 

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