Here is the current time in New Zealand




(current time in New Zealand-daylight saving time where appropriate).


Current Time In New Zealand

New Zealand has two time zones. Mainland New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 12 hours ahead of Co-ordinated Universal Time (UTC), while the offshore Chatham Islands use Chatham Standard Time (CHAST)and are 12 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Co-ordinated Universal Time (UTC).

During summer months, daylight saving time* is observed, and clocks are moved forward by 1 hour. New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) is then 13 hours ahead of UTC, and Chatham Daylight Time (CHADT) is 13 hours and 45 minutes ahead of UTC.

*Daylight Saving Time is currently observed from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April.



For information on the history of current time in New Zealand click here