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Topic # 58113 8-Mar-2010 13:15
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Hi Does anyone know or point me in the right direction for this - DST Patch for Rugby World Cup 2011 (NZ specific)


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  Reply # 305410 8-Mar-2010 13:43
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What are you talking about?

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  Reply # 305417 8-Mar-2010 14:34
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To my knowlege, no one has proposed making any changes to NZ Daylight Savings start/end dates to accomodate the RWC in 2011.


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  Reply # 305615 9-Mar-2010 09:45
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Hi All,

I sincerley hope not - there were some massive lessons by many last DST change, the impact on businesses and IT was massive. Microsoft to my knowledge hasn't had any heads up from govt/dia about this, I have asked a number of times as this was rumour when we won the rights for RWC 2011. If anyone has any information on this about a law change, please let me know so I can engage around this.

Nick - MSNZ.

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  Reply # 311165 25-Mar-2010 10:20
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Excellent - i was just a bit concerned as i was hearing a lot of hype on this issue and wanted confirmation... i hope there is not going to be a law change to accommodate tourist and game-time during RWC 2011. Please advice if an update is released on this issue.



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  Reply # 311167 25-Mar-2010 10:22
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  Reply # 311169 25-Mar-2010 10:23
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No way DST is going to be changed

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  Reply # 311465 25-Mar-2010 22:24
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Well in a large country to the west of us, there have been DST changes to accomodate sporting events in the past, the most notable being the Sydney Olympic Games, so I guess there is a precedent in this part of the world. However I think you can pretty well say if it was going to happen, you would have heard about it in the news media by now.

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