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Clock work scheduled for tomorrow

As long as the weather plays ball the replacement for the Havelock North village clock will be installed tomorrow morning (July 19).

The replica, a one-off made to fit within the existing housing, will be lifted into place sometime after 7.30am.

Laurie Haines showed the pieces off today – each one handcrafted in France to be as close as possible to the original, which had stopped working properly nearly three years ago.

Mr Haines’ company Lauranka sourced the clock parts from French company Bodet on behalf of Council.

Bodet is a 150-year-old French company considered “world leaders in their field”, said Mr Haines.

The original clock faces were cracked and irreparable. The new ones, made to replicate the old ones as closely as possible, have been made from polycarbonate to resist yellowing in the punishing Hawke’s Bay sun.

The rest of the clock parts have been made and coated with salt-resistant materials.

4 October 2017

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