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Should Porirua have a town clock? Sur­pris­ingly, as you’ll read in this week’s Flash­back on page 16, it is an is­sue that has pre­vi­ously split the com­mu­nity.

When we floated the sug­ges­tion on our Face­book page last week, the feed­back was var­ied.

Some felt the city coun­cil had bet­ter things to do with its money, and oth­ers won­dered where a clock would go.

How­ever, some peo­ple thought a clock would be a point of pride for Porirua.

There’s no doubt big clocks are a fea­ture of the main streets of many New Zealand cities. Some are a real land­mark.

The idea of a Porirua clock was raised in the 1990s and again a few years ago. There was even a per­son lined up to pay for it – it is es­ti­mated a clock would cost about $16,000. But still the idea failed to gain trac­tion.

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