Bay of Plenty residents are being reminded to put their clocks an hour forward before they go to bed tonight as daylight saving kicks in.
Six months with an extra hour of sunlight will start when 2am becomes 3am on the last Sunday of September.
Daylight saving was first recognised in New Zealand in 1895 when the idea of seasonal time adjustment was first suggested, according to the Department of Internal Affairs.
The topic wasn’t raised again until 1909 and it would be another 18 years before a bill was successfully passed in parliament.
Daylight saving ends on the first Sunday in April when 3am becomes 2am.