Daylight Saving starts on Sunday

New Zealand daylight saving begins next Sunday, 26 September 2010, when clocks go forward an hour at 2.00 am to become 3.00 am.

The extra hour of daylight in the evenings will run till Sunday 3 April 2011, when clocks go back an hour at 3 am to 2 am.

New Zealand moved to an extended period of daylight saving in 2007. Clocks go forward an hour on the last Sunday in September and revert to standard time on the first Sunday in April when clocks go back an hour.

As well as altering clocks, the change to daylight saving is an opportune time for people to check their household emergency plans, survival kits and home smoke alarms.

People may find it convenient to advance their clocks by one hour before going to bed on Saturday 25 September.