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New Zealand Time

Current Time now in New Zealand /Auckland Time Zone

Clock showing current local time now in New Zealand (Auckland Time Zone)

What time zone is New Zealand in?

New Zealand Standard Time zone is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12).

The time for the Chatham Islands is 45 minutes in advance of New Zealand Standard Time.

Does New Zealand observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?

New Zealand does operate Daylight Saving Time.  Note that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere and that "Summer Time" runs from September - April.

  • New Zealand Standard Time GMT+12 starts: First Sunday in April.
  • New Zealand Summer Time GMT+13 starts: Last Sunday in September.

New Zealand operates Daylight saving Time - the period of daylight saving runs from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April

Daylight Saving Time in New Zealand

New Zealand Standard Time is currently defined in the Time Act 1974 as meaning the 12 hours in advance of Co-ordinated Universal Time. The Department of Internal Affairs administers the Act.

NZ Daylight Saving Time

Starting 2007, Daylight Saving will run for a period of 27 weeks. It now commences from the last Sunday in September, when 2.00 am becomes 3.00 am, and ends on the first Sunday in April the following year, when 3.00 am becomes 2.00 am.

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