Surely there has to be more than one Town Clock in Whangarei. I know where another two used to be but are no more. If there are more I couldn't think where they might be.
Time doesn't matter so much in the north anyway and all time related things seem to be in the one spot at the Town Basin, so that's where I headed.
From the carpark the clock peeps over the top of the clock museum but I wasn't tempted to cheat and go inside the museum. If you have to pay to see them they would hardly count as town clocks.
Go around the corner of the building and you see the sundial for those who like to tell the time the old fashioned way.
New Zealand standard time is set as 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time but since the longitude of Whangarei is 174 19' 30"E, there is a constant difference of approximately 23 minutes between local and standard time. This difference has been incorporated into the sundial design. So what's the time?
Thanks heavens for this clock. It is so easy to pass time strolling around the Town Basin, next time I look at the clock, it's time to get a move on - the movie starts at 6 pm.
Here's my take on time stands still. A pile of old diaries. But when I looked through them it hadn't stood still enough - couldn't remember what most of the entries meant.
The rest of the FSO team will be posting here.
Now let's see if I can play with time and schedule this properly as I will be away from home from Thursday till the Sunday of the following week. Next week's post will come from Taranaki.