Time to ditch daylight saving

LETTER

Is daylight saving really necessary? My opinion is no, we don’t need it.

Have you ever asked yourself where have the years gone? I have. Out of 52 weeks of the year we only spend half of that in the real world.

Daylight saving ends this Sunday — yay. Time to get used to living without daylight saving, and stop deluding yourselves that there are more hours in the day.

You’ve accepted change with daylight saving, now let’s accept living in the real world for the whole 12 months.

Bernie Kaa

Is daylight saving really necessary? My opinion is no, we don’t need it.

Have you ever asked yourself where have the years gone? I have. Out of 52 weeks of the year we only spend half of that in the real world.

Daylight saving ends this Sunday — yay. Time to get used to living without daylight saving, and stop deluding yourselves that there are more hours in the day.

You’ve accepted change with daylight saving, now let’s accept living in the real world for the whole 12 months.

Bernie Kaa

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Lara Meyer - 5 months ago
Nooooooooooo! Exactly the opposite. Let's have it all year. We are too sedentary, overweight and lacking vitamin D as it is. I love that extra hour of borrowed daylight at the end of the working day. Daylight at the end of the day makes it more likely that we all get out there and do something. With light to see by. Gisborne, last to see the light...

W Gerrard - 5 months ago
I'm with you Bernie. I remember when we were kids there was no day light saving - we still did a lot things outside. Daylight saving is a rush hour in the morning and not good on the little ones having to wake early.

Bernie Kaa - 5 months ago
Lara Meyer, sedentary and overweight issues have got nothing to do with daylight saving. That is to do with people's choices. Time is going so fast, how can there be any enjoyment in today's society? So often hearing people say "Where did summer go?" or "Gees it has been that long" since their loved one/s passed. Time needs to slow down for us to enjoy some relaxation in life. Give us our lives back and get rid of daylight saving.

Niggly - 5 months ago
Yeah nah, it's great for families after work to have time with their children and experience the great outdoors.

Clock watcher - 5 months ago
While people can do without daylight saving, the alternative practised in some countries is the adoption of winter and summer working hours. Effectively in summer people would start work an hour earlier and winter an hour later, except for people who dont change and then schools that may or may not adopt the change . . . and the best thing is that it's a new thing that everyone can complaint about.
It's no hardship to move a clock an hour and remember to check your smoke alarms.

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