Napier, New Zealand

Napier is a port city in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. It has a population of 57,900 (June 2008). Twenty-two kilometres to the south lies Hastings, Napier’s twin city. Napier, gateway to Hawke’s Bay Wine Country, is a popular tourist city, and has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef. Her statue is regarded in Napier in much the same way that the Little Mermaid statue is regarded in Copenhagen. In October 2005 the statue was stolen, but it was recovered a week later, largely unharmed.

This is Napier. Hawkes bay on the east coast of New Zealand – North Island

Beautiful day although there is supposed to be some wind later on.

Napier New Zealand Aotearoa