Today sees the official end of Daylight Savings, as we lose the last lingering marker of our Summer months.
Interestingly, New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to officially adopt a nationally observed “standard time”, on 2 November 1868 – we were set at 11 hours 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
The “Summer Time Act” was passed in 1927, but it wasn’t until 1974 that the term “Daylight Savings” was used – and we’ve never looked back…or have we?
We want to know how many of our readers are Daylight Savings fans – or whether it impacts negatively on kiwi’s lives and work schedules, and it’s time for a change back – so let us know by voting in this week’s poll!
– Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Info source: dia.govt.nz