Daylight Savings..

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  1. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    To all you folks who might have early flights on Monday morning, don't forget that daylight savings starts this Sunday evening..so adjust your clocks accordingly.

    Edit: Naturally, this does not apply to Queensland
     

  2. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Thank goodness Australia (well most of it) finally caught up. I can stop remembering we're 3 hours ahead.
     
  3. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Us folk in the West will get back to you if we decide to join.
     
  4. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Actually it starts sunday morning at 02:00 rather than sunday evening, so more important for those with an early flight on sunday to be aware

    Dave
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    The last few years I have managed to be away overseas during changeover to/from daylight savings times. This makes it a bit trickier re timing of calls home but makes for less changes to my watch, cellphone, etc
     
  6. meloz

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    I have a flight at 08:00 Sunday. Thanks for the more factual info.

    Meloz
     
  7. flyer4703

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    I don't know why we can't fall in line with rest of the eastern states and adopt daylight savings. Now my 7am flight to Sydney becomes a 6 am flight:( Not looking forward to having to be up at 4am for`the next few months so I can make the flight.
    Come on Peter Beatie, at least let us have a vote on it.
     
  8. drron

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    Well there are quite a few of us in QLD who dont want daylight saving.On friday on the golf course at 5am,home for a shower at 8 and off to work.Wont be able to do it if have to be on course at 6am.
    Besides too b***** hot in afternoon and we dont have twilight up here.Also when we go to Melbourne for the aussie Open in January why do all the tourist attractions such as wineries shut down at 5pm still leaving us poor bemused tourists wandering around looking for something to do.
    Now anti-daylight saving so we put our clocks back an hour when the rest of you come off daylight saving so we get an extra hours morning sunlight in winter?At least then no problems with timetables we would always be an hour behind.
     
  9. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    I am a strong believer that daylight saving suits some climates substantially better than others. From a Western Australian perspective this is problematic, as the climate in the north of the state is less conducive to daylight saving than the souther parts of the state.
     
  10. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    Thanks for the correction Dave, my post should have read 2.00am on Sunday morning
     
  11. StevePER

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    I reckon we should have daylight saving in winter when it would actually make a difference rather than summer where there's plenty of daylight anyway.
     
  12. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    From a lifestyle point of view, I would have to agree with you here StevePER
     
  13. Pilotdude09

    Pilotdude09 Member

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    We originally come from NZ where the sun use to set at 10pm during daylight savings. WA is WAy behind the rest of the country and daylight savings is one of them.
    Up here the sun sets at 6.30 every night, its pitch black by 6.45, another hour of sunlight would be excellent and would give everyone a bit of time. Thank god Alan Carpenter has some forsight for this state and is trialing it for 2-3 years before holding another referendom.
     
  14. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Also keep in mind that Tasmania implemented Daylight Saving early this year (1 October).

    It's nice that we have a co-ordinated daylight saving rollout schedule isn't it?
     
  15. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    It is normal for Tasmania to start DST at the beginning of october rather than this being an exception. I would be all for NSW bringing it forward to beginning of october in line with it

    Dave
     
  16. simongr

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    I dotn quite understand why we dont fall more into line conceptually with the rest of the world (well UK/US/Europe) and have 7 months of DST rather than 5. We only seem to have 5 so that we change when the northern hemisphere changes.
     
  17. drron

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    A bit of time for what.I want to get some exercise.In northern australia in summer that means in the morning.
    When I lived in the hunter Valley that was in the evenings so I supported daylight saving.Anyway if all the southerners are doing so much more because of daylight saving why are obesity rates skyrocketing?
     
  18. mainly tailfirst

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    I'll wager that the result of this referendum (in 09?) will be same as the three before it - defeated. There'll be a slight majority in Perth in favour with a massive no in country. Especially if the summers are real stinkers.

    The 3 year trial is a good move by the proponents though, it may be long enough to get people used to it.

    Personally, I would rather move a timezone offset permanently. Result is the same in summer, shuts up those who would prefer it in winter (like myself) and means nobody has to change clocks! Win-win-win.

    mt
     
  19. oz_mark

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    Could be worse, in Kununurra sunset is at about 5:40 tonight :)
     
  20. Kiwi Flyer

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    NZ has 6 months less a week.
     
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