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Extra time for tea

Saturday, 2nd April, 2011

TURN BACK TIME: Livia May Slater (4) learns how to turn her clock back for daylight saving while munching through some Tic Toc biscuits TURN BACK TIME: Livia May Slater (4) learns how to turn her clock back for daylight saving while munching through some Tic Toc biscuits

Locals will have an extra hour to sleep-in tomorrow when daylight saving ends.

When clocks are turned back one hour (offically at 3am) to end the 2010-2011 period, it will have been the longest daylight saving on record.

It started on October 3, six months ago.

Whilst some will enjoy the sleep in, others will miss that extra daylight at the end of the day.

Speaking on behalf of much of rural NSW, Shires Association councillor Ray Donald said this week that he hoped the new NSW Coalition government could wind the time span on daylight saving back from six to the original four months.

Clr Donald, who was elected as Vice President in 2009, said the benefits were certainly there during the hotter months, but not in October and March.

New NSW deputy premier and Nationals leader, Andrew Stoner said he would consider the idea of going back to four months.

Daylight saving was introduced nationally during World War I from January 1 to March 25 in 1917, and World War II for three summers beginning January 1, 1942.

It was then re-introduced on October 31, 1971; and a referendum was held on May 1, 1976 to see whether or not daylight saving would become a permanent thing.

A ratio of 13:6 were in favour of daylight saving.

 

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