28 Oct 2008

Samoa considers daylight saving

5:31 pm on 28 October 2008

Samoa's cabinet is this week expected to consider a government select committee report to introduce daylight saving.

The proposal was first considered and dismissed last year but because of the increase in the cost of fuel, the government has decided again to look into the issue.

An unconfirmed government source says if the planned daylight saving is to go ahead then the clocks in Samoa will be moved by 30 minutes.

This would put Samoa, although on the other side of the dateline, 30 minutes ahead of New Zealand during the summer and one hour ahead during the winter.