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UnitedFuture delivering an extended summer

Media statement
For immediate release
Friday, 26 September 2008


UnitedFuture delivering an extended summer


UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne is thrilled that New Zealanders will be able to enjoy this year’s summer a little bit more due to the three-week extension of daylight saving secured by UnitedFuture last year.

“Daylight Saving officially begins this Sunday, 28 September, a week earlier than in previous years,” said Mr Dunne.

“Two extra weeks are also added to the end of the daylight saving period, meaning it does not finish until April, allowing New Zealanders to gain greater enjoyment out of the often stable weather at the end of summer.”

“When Nelson City Councillor Mark Holmes and I ran the petition to extend daylight saving last year we received overwhelming support, illustrated by the nearly 45 000 people that signed up.”

“The extension brings New Zealand more in line with the period of daylight saving successfully used in the UK, US and most states of Australia.”

“Giving families more time to spend and recreate outdoors at the end of the summer day is a great justification for our effort to convince the Government to change the regulation last year.”

“I hope the extended period of daylight saving will allow more people more time to participate in this country’s diverse range of sporting and recreational activities,” said Mr Dunne.


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