Clocks to go forward 1 hour
New Zealand daylight saving begins this Sunday, September 30, when clocks go forward an hour at 2am to become 3am.
The extra hour of daylight in the evenings will run until Sunday, April 7, 2013, when clocks go back an hour at 3am to 2am.
People may find it convenient to advance their clocks by one hour before going to bed on Saturday, September 29.
The change to daylight saving is also an opportune time for residents to check their household emergency plans, survival kits and home smoke alarms.
Full background on daylight saving in New Zealand can be found the at Department of Internal Affairs website at dia.govt.nz/ diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-DaylightSaving-Index?OpenDocument.