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Norfolk Island Changes Time Zone

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Published 1-Oct-2015

Norfolk Island shaves 30 minutes off time zone to align with mainland Australia.

Old penal settlement in Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia.

Old penal settlement on Norfolk Island.

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Clocks in Norfolk Island will be set back 30 minutes at 02:00 (2:00 am) to 01:30 (1:30 am) on October 4, 2015.

Norfolk Time (NFT) will then be 11 hours ahead of UTC.

As DST Starts in Australia

Norfolk Island will switch to the new time zone as Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts in most of Australia.

This will give Kingston the same time as Canberra, Melbourne, and Hobart during the DST period.

No DST on Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island does not use DST and will follow the new time zone all year round. This means that when mainland Australia ends DST in the fall they will be one hour ahead of their neighboring states.

Boost Tourism

The half hour time zone has caused technical issues with computers and other electronics for the islanders.

The government of Norfolk Island believes that the time change will resolve the issues, make it easier for local businesses to line up with the mainland, and give a boost to tourism on the island.

Daylight Saving Time – DST

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  2. One Hour Back or Forward?
  3. What is Standard Time?
  4. Savings or Saving?
  5. Pros and Cons of DST
  6. Your Health and DST
  7. Summer or Winter Time?
  8. History of DST
  9. History of DST in Europe
  10. DST Statistics

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Current time in
Kingston

6:08:54pm

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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