Okay, now I get it. When you wrote 12/3/2012, I read that the way an American would mean it: December 3, 2012. Thus, the time machine comment.
But you are in New Zealand and meant 12 March 2012. Thus, no time machine.
Not that it matters. I have not got the weekly email newsletter in a couple of months, either.
"Man was born free, but he is everywhere in chains." -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau