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    For those that need to know, NZ puts her clocks back an hour this coming Sunday.

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    thanks MB,

    I think we're the following weekend,, (forward for us though)

    from a 13 hour difference to an 11 hours difference in one fell swoop..
    (well a week..)

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    Bid to extend daylight saving
    22.03.06 11.00am

    Nelson City Council looks set to consider a call for three more weeks of daylight saving in future. Councillor Mark Holmes told The Nelson Mail he had noticed a "general sadness" pervading the community when daylight saving, and therefore summer, ended on the weekend. Yesterday a council committee recommended the full council consider a suggestion from Mr Holmes, who wants to see it seek to have daylight saving extended by two weeks in autumn and a week in spring. He calculated New Zealand received 24 weeks of summer time under the current daylight saving regime.

    The split was bad news for power consumers, who were forced to turn lights on earlier at night, and for tourism operators, who headed into their off-peak season at the end of daylight saving, he said.

    An Internal Affairs Department spokesman said that every year a handful of requests was made to change daylight saving or abolish it altogether.
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    Personally, I dislike DST, and wish it would go away rather than be extended. One of the things I love about summer is having the sun rise earlier (yes, I'm a morning person). I'm not sure how it saves energy, when one has to get up at the crack of dark to get ready for work or school. Though it is fun to hear someone say that the day has 25 hours in summer!
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