Sunday Morning Here in New Zealand

By Val
@valmnz (12756)
New Zealand
September 12, 2015 1:57pm CST
Did you know that New Zealand, where I live, is the first to greet each new day? Okay, I can hear some of you groaning, there she goes again. For some years now I've delighted in telling people this. Wait till New Year, I'll really drive you crazy. But it is kind of special, getting to each new day before everyone else. There are definitely benefits to being down here near the bottom of the world. So, here I am, sitting in bed with my tablet this Sunday morning - haven't made the coffee yet - gradually easing into my new day, thinking about how we may spend it.
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• United States
12 Sep 15
I didnt know that Val. Cheers! Here is to the new day in NZ. It is still Saturday afternoon here near the foot of the Rockies Colorado.
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
12 Sep 15
That's one of the food things here, learning where everyone is. My geography is improving
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• United States
12 Sep 15
@valmnz grand!
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@marlina (74743)
• Canada
13 Sep 15
We are now on Sunday morning, do you think we will ever "catch up to you"?
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
Ha, ha, not even if the world comes to an end
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@LadyDuck (162944)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
Now that you mention it Val, I realize I know that New Zealand is the first nation to greet the start of the day but I believe I do not know which nation is the last. I have to check.
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
It's fascinating interacting with all the differing time zones isn't it
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@LadyDuck (162944)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
@valmnz Yes, it is. No matter at which time of the day you login, there is someone online.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Sep 15
I think the best thing would be to travel backwards so that you can be younger. That's what I would do every year on my birthday. Then get double presents.
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
21 Sep 15
In would hate to travel backwards, I'm at my best age ever.
@Angelee_27 (3473)
• United States
12 Sep 15
Wow, that's a really interesting fact! I didn't know that. I'd be telling everyone too! That's pretty special to be able to see a new day before other countries in the world. It's Saturday afternoon (3:05pm) here in North Carolina, USA.
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
12 Sep 15
Love that you've told me your time as well Angel. It's 7:05 a.m. Sunday here.
@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
13 Sep 15
sun
I read that japan is the nation of rising sun.So I thought sun rises there first.Every other country follows then...
@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
No, New Zealand sees the light of day first, every day, every year.
@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
13 Sep 15
@valmnz ok .Interesting fact.Till now I thought Japan was that nation which saw the first light of the day.!!