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Clocks fall back an hour this Sunday making Easter 25 hours long

Easter in New Zealand this year is 25 hours long – that’s because Daylight Saving ends so early on Sunday morning we roll our clocks back by one hour.

This occurs in the first weekend of April and clocks go forward to summer time again in the last weekend of September.

Those in North America have a saying that makes it easy to remember which way the clocks go each time. “Fall back an hour in fall, spring forward an hour in spring”.  As a New Zealander you just have to remember that ‘fall’ is autumn! 🙂

Most digital clocks these days (like phones, computers etc) automatically change overnight, but some clocks will manually need to be done before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Enjoy your extra hour of eating chocolate and if heading to an Easter Sunday church service make sure you have the correct time!



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