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Abolish daylight savings in New Zealand

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Daylight savings is an issue that affects us all. Twice a year we must change our clocks, forward on the last Sunday of September and backwards on the first Sunday of April. From 1927 daylight savings has affected New Zealanders, giving many people unnecessary stress. Sleeping habits are already poor mainly due to stimulation from cellular devices (Phones, Laptops). Taking away daylight savings in New Zealand for good would help improve people's sleeping habits.

Studies have been coming out over recent years highlighting negative health effects from unstable sleeping patterns caused by Daylight savings. https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/daylight-saving-health.html https://www.businessinsider.com/daylight-savings-time-bad-health-effects-sleep-2016-3/?r=AU&IR=T

Abolishing Daylight Savings will not only reduce all these negative health effects, but it will also ironically let us keep MORE time in our day. Removing daylight savings from our lives also makes it easier for New Zealand's trading partners to trade and communicate with New Zealand businesses.

Most countries in Asia, South American and Africa do not observe daylight savings. The countries that do are in the minority, these countries are the USA, Canada, Greenland, Iran, Southern Brasil, parts of Australia, the European countries and New Zealand. With the European Union on the brink of removing daylight savings altogether in Europe, now is the perfect time to reconsider: Is daylight savings really needed in New Zealand.

If you want daylight savings gone from New Zealand please sign this petition, and please contact your local mp. https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/

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