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Daylight Saving Changes for New Zealand

Well in April 2007, New Zealand Labour-led Government extended the daylight savings period to 27 weeks.  What this means to us in IT is that our operating systems (and any other date specific apps) will need to be updated to account for this change.

New Zealand Internal Affairs has a publication about this, which can be found at the link below:


You can also find a Daylight Saving blog on MSDN which some helpful tips ‘n’ tricks, this is located here: http://blogs.msdn.com/nzdst/

There is also a couple of manual options for updating your system, these are defined as:

Method 1: Use the Tzedit.exe utility to manually modify the time zone
Method 2: Update the Windows Registry Directly

See here: http://www.microsoft.com/nz/msdn/timezone/manual.mspx


I have updated my Vista operating system at home via Windows update and the hotfix as been applied successfully.  You notice the information about the Daylight Saving by simply clicking on your clock in the bottom right of your screen on your taskbar (assuming you are using the default layout).  You should get something similar to what is shown below:


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Greg Olsen

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