Clock shock for Tweed
DAYLIGHT savings will be extended indefinitely - and increased from one to two hours - in a shock move by the government.
The New South Wales Time Council yesterday opted to extend day light savings for the foreseeable future in a move certain to upset cross-border residents.
Daylight savings was originally set to end this Sunday.
Time Council Tim Etolaf spokesman said the decision was made after an extensive online survey of the state.
“We found this to be a very popular option among residents of the Tweed,” he said.
“Almost everyone surveyed was in favour.
“Our research shows there is unlikely to be any cross border issues,” Mr Etolaf said.
Tweed Heads resident and rabid daylight savings protester Jacques Strap was dirty yesterday, declaring the move an outrage.
“It's unbelievable. It's bad enough as it is,” Mr Strap said.
“I work in retail over the border and this is just going to throw my life out of whack.
“I can't believe anyone would support this. We can't let this stand.”
Mr Strap, who is friends with American rapper Flavor Flav, has convinced his star pal (whose trademark is a large clock necklace) to join him in Tweed to protest the changes.
“The Time Council will rue the day they announced this. They haven't heard the last of us,” Mr Strap said.
“Flavor and I are going to turn back the clock on this one.”