Readers divided over shortening daylight saving period

To shorten, or not to shorten. Daily saving issue divides Northern Star readers.
To shorten, or not to shorten. Daily saving issue divides Northern Star readers. John Gass

THERE seems to be a tug-o-war between Northern Rivers residents about whether or not they want daylight saving to be shortened by a month.

Prompted by the bill introduced recently into parliament to finish daylight saving earlier next year, and once we had established the correct weekend it was starting, we asked our readers if they wanted the bill to go through.

Here are your responses:

Karen Webber

Love daylight saving. It's nice being able to get off work and go home and be able to do things and do some fun activities before nightfall.

Also means longer days at the beach and warm weather.

Sioux Harrison

No, keep it. It gives working people a time to have a life outside of work.

Who cares if it's dark when we wake up, turn on a light, the energy used will be the same as coming home and putting one on at the other end of the day.

Sharon Pratten

Yes, shorten it please, six months is too long, especially at the end when we are waking up in the pitch black and it's dark until well after 7 am.

Glenn Jacques

YES, with out a doubt, people living so close to the border should stay on Queensland time which is the norm. From Byron Bay up.

Celeste Santin

I agree to shortening it but would prefer it started a month earlier as well.

QLD would benefit from daylight saving in my opinion too.

Jan Beddoes

Yes, six months is too long. I thought it was originally introduced for the summer months not half of the year.

Dev Major

Don't shorten it. Works perfectly fine and NSW needs keep in synch with other states, re same dates.

Darrell Smith

Leave it alone or make it longer

Topics:  daylight saving, division, parliamentary bill

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