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A ceremony to mark the centenary of the Waipawa Town Clock will be held tomorrow.
Veteran Affairs Minister Meka Whaitiri, Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty an CHB Mayor Alex Walker will join RSA members, members of the Armed Forces and locals to celebrate the occasion.

A service will be held at the CHB Municipal Theatre at 2.30pm, with a piper then leading invited guests to the clocktower.
The Waipawa War Memorial will then be rededicated, with Minister Whaitiri and Mayor Walker unveiling a plaque.
A flypast from the RNZAF will then take place.
State Highway 2 through Waipawa will be closed between midday and 4pm tomorrow, with detours in place.
Meanwhile the CHB Museum will hold the official opening of its exhibition “100 Years of the Waipawa Clock Tower” at 4pm.
The exhibition will run until November 22nd.
Due to high demand, the Dannevirke Theatre Company is extending its season of “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”.
The show finished last Saturday, however the Theatre Company has decided to do three extra shows next week.
Tickets are now available for the extra shows next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm.
Tickets can be purchased online from, or in person at the Dannevirke Information Centre.
Two of the ten signs asking traffic to slow down through Waipawa have gone missing.
The signs depict local children, each with a road safety message.
The signs were privately funded, and a Facebook post yesterday said “they weren’t cheap”.
Anyone with information on the two missing signs is asked to make contact with the “Hey You – Slow Down, Waipawa” Facebook page.
There will be a water shutdown for parts of Dannevirke today.

A new water meter is being installed on Cowper Road, meaning all connected properties on Cowper Road, Weber Road and Reiri Road will be affected. 

Some properties on Miller Street and Tipapakuku Road will also be affected.

The shutdown is between 9.30am and 11.30am today.