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NZST – New Zealand Standard Time (Standard Time)

Time zone map of NZST
Currently observing NZST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +12).
Currently observing NZST – New Zealand Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as NZST (UTC +12) but different time zone name.

New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 12 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time 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

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

  • New Zealand - except Chatham Islands

Antarctica

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

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


NZST time now

5:00:20pm

Sunday, July 21, 2019


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Example cities

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

Related time zones

NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time (Daylight Time)


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