How many times have you tried to get hotel reservations in New Zealand, tried to go to vacation in New Zealand, or rent a car in New Zealand, and when you go to call you realize that no one is there because of the time difference?
The exact time in New Zealand is based on the time zones for New Zealand. We will always try to give you the exact time for New Zealand. There might be slight differences, since the time zones for New Zealand might change due to daylight savings time (DST).
Time changes in New Zealand are usually done to adapt citizen and tourist activity to the solar cycle. This allows for greater usage of daylight, reducing dependency on electricity. That is why the time is sent ahead one hour in the spring for New Zealand, and falls back one hour in the fall for New Zealand. Adding an extra hour of daylight helps New Zealand improve its tourism and depend less on New Zealand's electricity supplies.