Clocks go back Sunday

Daylight Saving ends this weekend.

It officially ceases this Sunday April 5 so clocks should be turned back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

Daylight saving starts each year at 2am on the last Sunday in September and ends at 3am on the first Sunday in April. Daylight starts again September 27.

The www.govt.nz site says during the daylight saving months the country is on ‘New Zealand daylight time’, which is one hour ahead of New Zealand standard time.

New Zealand first introduced daylight saving time in 1927. The current times have been fixed since 2007.

Public attitudes to daylight saving are overwhelmingly in favour of daylight saving.

A 2008 survey found that 82 per cent of New Zealanders approved of the 2007 extension to the period of daylight saving time.