Closer inspection of the town clock, off 1st Avenue, might explain why some residents have been running late, of late.
Closer inspection of the town clock, off 1st Avenue, might explain why some residents have been running late, of late. www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

Three time zones for Sawtell

IT’S easy to lose time in Sawtell, but just don’t go telling the locals they are behind the times.

Closer inspection of the town clock, off 1st Avenue, might explain why some residents have been running late, of late.

Depending on which side of town you’re driving from there’s three different time zones in Sawtell, as the three faces of the town clock are no longer in sync.

The easterly face pointing to the beach shows the correct time.

But the northerly face seen while driving towards Coffs Harbour is five minutes slow.

Then there’s the southerly face pointing towards Urunga, which is seven minutes out of whack.

“We are not really behind the times in Sawtell, even though they say we are a little a bit slow down this way,” Sawtell Hotel publican Greg Costello said.

“We’re not slow, we’re just trying to make up the time, not make up our minds.

“Let me tell you the only thing that’s slow down here is getting someone ’round to fix our time difference.”

And so it seems everything happens on Sawtell time, as they say.



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