Delay daylight saving

My campaign to delay the start of daylight saving has a Facebook Group.

On it I say:

Extending daylight saving so it starts in September and ends in April was a mistake.

We’ve just had the spring solstice which means there’s only 12 hours between sunrise and sunset. Putting the clocks forward to move sunset from 6ish to 7ish in the evening means sunrise moves from 6ish to 7ish in the morning.

It’s too late to do anything this year – but if there was enough support it could be changed from next year.

If the change to daylight saving was delayed until mid to late October there’d be 14 hours between sunrise and sunset. We’d get more light at both ends of the day and it should be warm enough to be outside.

The Royal Astronomical Society has sunrise and sunset times for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

LINZ has sunrise and sunset times for  Auckland, Bluff, Dunedin, East Cape, Gisborne & Lyttelton.

One Response to Delay daylight saving

  1. gravedodger says:

    Goodluck with the initiative Ele but my reading of it, is those of us who find the early start late finish of the futile effort to recreate daylight hours when the number is fixed if extending in the run up to the longest day, those in favour are about equal to those against but unfortunately those who have no opinion and those too thick to care largely support the idiot theory that we all need the gummint to tell us when to get out of bed.
    It is the logical outcome of the urge among the educated who instinctively know what is best and self motivation can not deliver that correct decision unaided by the gummint

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