Sunrise over Mount Hikurangi on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the sun. Click here to view our Eastland regional information and find out more about Mount Hikurangi.
Telling the Time
New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). In summer New Zealand uses 'daylight saving', with clocks put forward one hour to GMT +13.
Daylight saving begins on the last Sunday in September and ends on the first Sunday in April of the following year, when clocks are put back to GMT +12.
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