New Zealand Time
What is the current local time now in New Zealand?
New Zealand Standard Time zone is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12).
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?
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.