The last word on daylight saving

Think back over the last six weeks since the clocks went forward. I don’t know how it’s been where you’ve been but I’ve been at home in North Otago, in Dunedin, Wanaka, Auckland and Wellington and haven’t had an evening when it’s been warm enough to enjoy the extra light.

It’s 25 35 years today since daylight saving was first introduced and how much more sensible it was to do so in November when the days are longer and – I say with more hope than certainty – warmer.

The sun may not have got the message but the calendar says it’s nearly summer so this is my last word (for now) on daylight saving:

(Thanks to Swinestein).

2 Responses to The last word on daylight saving

  1. gravedodger says:

    I respectfully suggest it was 35 years ago H P as we were farming at Waipara and my now mid 40’s little darlings having to catch a schoolbus frustrated my vainglorius attempt to ignore the manipulative government intrusion into my life.
    I have recently tried on other blogs to continue the fight against institutionalised modification of what we do with our time and I am now just being ignored and left with a feeling of irrelevance but having been out and about in several different locations over the last 6 weeks I agree entirely with the thrust of your post. We of a more reasonable attitude to the timing of the beginning and ending of D S are not only having to deal with the few people who actually use the extra daylight that the marvelous govt gives but also the army of people who know they should do something and don’t get around to it but support it just in case they might.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    GD – what’s a decade between friends? I was 17 at the time and sometimes like to think I’m only 42.

    I appreciate your efforts. We’re not alone and come autumn when the weather cools and the dawn’s too dark I’ll renew the fight.

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