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NZST – New Zealand Standard Time (Standard Time)

NZST is currently not used at all

Pacific, Antarctica: NZST is currently not observed because locations are on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing NZDT.

Time zone map of NZST
No locations currently on NZST.
Observes NZST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +12:00).
No locations are currently on NZST – New Zealand Standard Time.
Observes NZST – New Zealand Standard Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as NZST (UTC +12:00) but different time zone name.

New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 12 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Pacific, Antarctica.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use NZDT (New Zealand Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: +1200

An email sent from someone in the New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+1200" in the headers of the email. (However, "+1200" does not have to be in New Zealand Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is NZST observed?


Pacific countries using NZST in the winter and NZDT in the summer

  • New Zealand - except Chatham Islands


Locations in Antarctica using NZST in the winter and NZDT in the summer

  • McMurdo Station, Amundsen-Scott station (South Pole)

Other time zones in UTC +12:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as NZST, but can be found under a different name:

No locations currently on NZST

Find current time and time zone by city


Example cities

New Zealand – Auckland (Winter)
Antarctica – McMurdo (Winter)

Related time zones

NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time (Daylight Time)

Time Zone Map with DST

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