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1868 __ New Zealand’s telegraph network
Comment : The coming of the telegraph established New Zealand standard time. By 1868 a telegraph network extended from Napier down to Bluff. But for efficiency telegraph operators had to observe the same time at all places on the network. The upshot was a parliamentary resolution establishing a standard New Zealand time. (Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1868)
Urls : http://www.teara.govt.nz/EarthSeaAndSky/Astronomy/Timekeeping/2/ENZ-Resources/Standard/4/en (last visited )

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