Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday 6/4/14
Reminder: Daylight saving ends on
New Zealand Daylight Saving will
end next Sunday, 6 April 2014, when 3.00am becomes
People may find it convenient to put
their clocks back by one hour before going to bed on
Saturday 5 April.
As well as changing clocks, the end of
daylight saving is an opportune time for people to check
their household emergency plans and survival items and home
The daylight saving period runs from the
last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April. This
year daylight saving will recommence on 28 September.
background on daylight saving in New Zealand can be found on
the Department of Internal Affairs website.
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Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>