22 September 2007
New Zealand's daylight savings time changes this year
It was decided a couple of weeks ago (as of 10:55, 22 September 2007 (NZST)) that New Zealand's daylight savings time changes this year at 2am on September 30 instead of October 1. If you run Linux you can check if your system has updated to the correct change-over date with the following command:
$zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2007 /etc/localtime Sat Mar 17 13:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 18 02:59:59 2007 NZDT isdst=1 gmtoff=46800 /etc/localtime Sat Mar 17 14:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 18 02:00:00 2007 NZST isdst=0 gmtoff=43200 /etc/localtime Sat Sep 29 13:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Sep 30 01:59:59 2007 NZST isdst=0 gmtoff=43200 /etc/localtime Sat Sep 29 14:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Sep 30 03:00:00 2007 NZDT isdst=1 gmtoff=46800
This output is from my Ubuntu Fiesty installation and shows that the change will happen on the correct date, so it must have updated itself at some stage over the last couple of weeks.