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From: k...@kauri.vuw.ac.nz (Cameron Kay)
Subject: Setting Daylight savings time for New Zealand
Date: 1995/10/03
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I'm having problems getting my NeXTstation to recognize daylight
savings here in New Zealand. 

I'm been told the process should be automatic and there's nothing I
need to change. But NEXTSTEP must think daylight saving for us here in
New Zealand starts later than it in fact does.

Anyone know what files or settings I need to change?

- Cameron
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From: egg...@twinsun.com (Paul Eggert)
Subject: Re: Setting Daylight savings time for New Zealand
Date: 1995/10/02
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organization: Twin Sun Inc, El Segundo, CA, USA
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k...@kauri.vuw.ac.nz (Cameron Kay) writes:

> NEXTSTEP must think daylight saving for us here in
> New Zealand starts later than it in fact does.
> Anyone know what files or settings I need to change?

See the documentation for the `zic' command.  I'm not sure exactly (I
don't have access to Nextstep any more), but it must be a file named
/usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/australasia, or something like that.  Replace
the New Zealand section with the following data (this is the short
version; for the full version please see
ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata95h.tar.gz) and use the command
`zic -l NZ australasia'.

# New Zealand

# Rule	NAME	FROM	TO	TYPE	IN	ON	AT	SAVE	LETTER/S
Rule	NZ	1974	only	-	Nov	 3	2:00s	1:00	D
Rule	NZ	1975	1988	-	Oct	lastSun	2:00s	1:00	D
Rule	NZ	1989	only	-	Oct	 8	2:00s	1:00	D
Rule	NZ	1990	max	-	Oct	Sun>=1	2:00s	1:00	D
Rule	NZ	1975	only	-	Feb	23	2:00s	0	S
Rule	NZ	1976	1989	-	Mar	Sun>=1	2:00s	0	S
Rule	NZ	1990	max	-	Mar	Sun>=15	2:00s	0	S
# Zone	NAME		GMTOFF	RULES	FORMAT	[UNTIL]
Zone Pacific/Auckland	12:00	NZ	NZ%sT

Link	Pacific/Auckland	NZ