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Time in New Zealand & Time Differences

Time in New Zealand

New Zealand uses New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) which is 12 hours in advance of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). UTC is the successor to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The Clock Tower of Dunedin Station.
The Clock Tower of Dunedin Station

The Chatham Islands are on Chatham Standard Time (CHAST) which is 12 hours 45 minutes ahead of UTC.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time (DST) was first introduced in New Zealand in 1927. After various changes over the succeeding years, DST now starts at 02:00 NZST on the last Sunday in September ending at 03:00 NZDT on the first Sunday in April.

Current Time in New Zealand

Time Difference with Other Countries

See time differences between New Zealand and other nations. Times may vary on whether New Zealand is in the DST period September to April.

The time differences below were calculated when New Zealand was on DST. The number in parentheses shows how many hours the country listed is behind New Zealand time. (Note that no country’s time is ahead of New Zealand time.)

  • Bulgaria (-11 hours)
  • Croatia (-12 hours)
  • Czech Republic (-12 hours)
  • Denmark (-12 hours)
  • England (-13 hours)
  • France (-12 hours)
  • Germany (-12 hours)
  • Greece (-12 hours)
  • Holland (-12 hours)
  • Italy (-12 hours)
  • Latvia (-12 hours)
  • Portugal (-13 hours)
  • Russia (-10 hours)
  • Spain (-12 hours)
  • Sweden (-12 hours)
  • Switzerland (-12 hours)
  • Ukraine (-11 hours)
  • Accra (-13 hours)
  • Angola (-12 hours)
  • Argentina (-16 hours)
  • Auckland (0)
  • Beijing (-5 hours)
  • Cairo (-11 hours)
  • Cape Town (-11 hours)
  • Costa Rica (-19 hours)
  • Dallas (-19 hours)
  • Doha (-10 hours)
  • Dublin (-13 hours)
  • Djibouti (-10 hours)
  • Esfahan (-9.30 hours)
  • Ghana (-13 hours)
  • Hanoi (-6 hours)
  • Hong Kong (-5 hours)
  • Iran (-9.30 hours)
  • Ireland (-13 hours)
  • Jakarta (-6 hours)
  • Japan (-4 hours)
  • Johannesburg (-11 hours)
  • Korea (-4 hours)
  • Kyiv (-12 hours)
  • Kyoto (-3 hours)
  • Las Vegas (-21 hours)
  • Lisbon (- 13 hours)
  • Lome (-13 hours)
  • London (-13 hours)
  • Los Angeles (-21 hours)
  • Luanda (-12 hours)
  • Madrid (-12 hours)
  • Malaysia (-5 hours)
  • Mexico (-19 hours)
  • Montreal (-18 hours)
  • Moscow (-10 hours)
  • New Delhi (-7:30 hours)
  • New York (-18 hours)
  • Oklahoma City (-19 hours)
  • Orlando (-18 hours)
  • Ottawa (-18 hours)
  • Paraguay (-16 hours)
  • Perth (-5 hours)
  • Philadelphia (-18 hours)
  • Port of Spain (-17 hours)
  • Reykjavik (-13 hours)
  • Rio de Janeiro (-16 hours)
  • Saudi Arabia (-10 hours)
  • Seoul (- 4 hours)
  • Shanghai (-5 hours)
  • Singapore (-5 hours)
  • Sydney (-2 hours)
  • Tbilisi (-9 hours)
  • Tehran (-9.30 hours)
  • Thailand (-6 hours)
  • Tokyo (-4 hours)
  • Toronto (-18 hours)
  • Tunisia (-12 hours)
  • UK (-13 hours)
  • Vancouver (-21 hours)
  • Vladivostok (-3 hours)
  • Wellington (0)
  • Winnipeg (-19 hours)
  • Yamoussoukro (-13 hours)
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