Hokitika is a town of 3,000 people in the Westland District of New Zealand’s West Coast. The centerpiece of this community along State Highway 6 is the Hokitika Clock Tower. It was erected in 1903 as a tribute to the 103 Westland men who fought in the Second Boer War (1899 – 1902) in South Africa and as a memorial to the four soldiers who died. The landmark also recognized the coronation of Edward VII. He reigned as King of the United Kingdom from 1901 until 1910.