Daylight Saving in New Zealand

Daylight saving is where the clock goes forward a certain time to make the day longer in summer. The first daylight saving time system was introduced in New Zealand in 1927 and several changes have been made since then. Currently clocks go forward one hour on the last Sunday of September and stay that way until the first Sunday of April the following year when normal time is resumed. It’s always a Sunday as people forget and won’t be late for work!



Daylight saving makes the day longer in summer so people get up earlier and it’s light until later, 10pm in some places. This encourages economic activity and provides more leisure time in the evening for favorite kiwi activities like barbecues. Dairy farmers aren’t so happy as the cows need to be milked an hour earlier and don’t like that!

When daylight saving begins, the time difference between Korea and New Zealand is 4 hours, and after it ends, the difference is back to 3 hours.

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