New Zealand is in the GMT+12 (same as UTC+12) hrs time zone, that’s where the International Date Line happens to be.
E.g. New York City is in the time zone UTC-5 (five hours earlier than London, UK) which means Wellington would be 17 hrs ahead of New York’s time! That’s why New Zealanders can celebrate the New Year as one of the first…
Time Zone & Daylight Saving Time
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Time Zone New Zealand
New Zealand Standard Time Is currently defined in the Time Act 1974 as meaning the 12 hours in advance of Co-ordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Since 2007/2008, Daylight Saving runs for a period of 27 weeks. It now commences from the last Sunday in September, when 2.00am becomes 3.00am, and ends on the first Sunday in April the following year, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am.