Daylight savings ends

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Daylight savings has ended in New Zealand with people putting their clocks back over Easter and earning an extra hour of sleep.
The official time change happened at 2am on Saturday evening
But some are questioning the need for the twice-yearly change.
In 1927 the Summer Time Act was passed and all clocks were moved forward one hour over the period 6 November 1927 until 4 March 1928.
The next year, and until 1945, the clocks went forward only half an hour over the summer.
The Standard Time Act was passed in 1945, which made daylight savings time permanent – and put New Zealand 12 hours ahead of Greenwich time – effectively ending daylight savings.
Finally, in 2006 a petition presented to Parliament resulted in daylight savings time being extended to its current dates – the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April.

14 Responses

  1. Normally i’d be happy, but my cat still seems to think he gets fed at the same time and he’s not getting used to it. Not like he knows the time or anything anyway.

  2. I’m so intrested in daylight savings because of your articel thank you so much

  3. I think it’s a good thing because when it 6 o’clock at morning I was suppose to get up but it is actually 5 o’clock . So I could still sleep!

  4. Actually, I didn’t get an extra hour of sleep because I woke up at 6 instead of 7 and still haven’t adjusted.

  5. When daylight savings first started I got caught off guard.
    I thought it was next month.

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