Debate over repairing quake-hit clock tower

5:07 pm on 8 February 2013

Christchurch city councillors are debating whether to repairthe frozen hands ofa clock tower that stopped when the February 2011 earthquake struck.

The Victoria Clock, also known as the Jubilee Clock, was built in 1897.

The stone tower and all four clock faces were damaged in the quake.

The council's environment and infrastructure committee voted unanimously on Thursday to restore all four faces to working order.

One councillor, Aaron Keown,says they rejected the idea of freezing one face in memory of the quake, because the wrong time could confuse people.

Mr Keown says the committee's decision will be put to the full council at the end of the month and, if it's endorsed, work will start shortly after.