Daylight savings has been increased this year and isn't due to end until April 5.
The move was introduced last year following a petition, launched by United Future leader Peter Dunne and Nelson city councillor Mark Holmes, calling for an extension to daylight saving. That petition was signed by around 42,000 people.
In the past daylight saving has been opposed by farmers because of the impact it had on their operations. Since 1990, New Zealand has had 24 weeks of daylight saving in addition to the half hour of standard daylight savings since 1941.
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