New Zealand is about to enter Daylight Saving Time earlier than usual: starting on 30 September, instead of on the first Sunday in October. This year those of us used to letting our Mac handle things are going to have to get our hands dirty — Apple haven’t updated our software to deal with the changed dates.
There are a couple of ways to go about things:
- Follow the instructions in Apple’s official documentation: Mac OS X: Adjusting Date & Time for New Zealand Daylight Saving Time in late 2007 (set the time manually in the Date & Time System Preference).
- Download Glenn Anderson’s free New Zealand 2007 Daylight Savings Time Update for Mac OS X (33K download). It works with Mac OS X 10.4.10.
[Glenn’s fix via TidBITS: Daylight Savings Time Rules Fixed for New Zealand.]
The official information about the time change comes from The Department of Internal Affairs: Other Services – Daylight Saving:
From this year, Daylight Saving will run for a period of 27 weeks. It now commences from the last Sunday in September, when 2.00am becomes 3.00am, and ends on the first Sunday in April the following year, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am.
Daylight Saving will commence on Sunday 30 September 2007, and end on 6 April 2008.