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Encyclopedia > Napier, New Zealand
Napier
Ahuriri
Country: New Zealand
Population: 56,700
(urban)
55,800
(territorial)
Urban Area
Extent: the city, Eskdale,
Waiohiki
Awatoto
Territorial Authority
Name: Napier City
Mayor: Barbara Arnott
Extent: Bay View to Taradale
& Awatoto
Land Area: 106km²
Website: http://www.napier.govt.nz
See also: Hastings City
Regional Council
Name: Hawke's Bay
Website: http://www.hbrc.govt.nz
The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936)
The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936)

Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. It has a population of 57,000.[1] Ten kilometres to the south lies Hastings, Napier's twin city. The two are sometimes known in New Zealand as "The Twin Cities". This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Napier, New Zealand ... Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (644 × 981 pixel, file size: 156 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The T & G Building, Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936 (26 January 2005. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (644 × 981 pixel, file size: 156 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The T & G Building, Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936 (26 January 2005. ... Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... A map showing the major cities and towns of New Zealand. ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The town is 332 kilometres (about four hours) northeast by road from the capital, Wellington. It has a population smaller than Hastings, but as Hastings is administered as a district, Napier is the only city in the Hawke's Bay region, which is the largest crossbred wool centre in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest apple, pear and stone fruit producing areas in New Zealand. It has also become an important grape growing and wine production area with the fruit passing from the growers around Metropolitan Hastings and then to Napier for exporting. There are large frozen meat, wool, pulp and timber tonnages passing through Napier’s port. Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fibre derived from the fur of animals of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats, alpacas, llamas and rabbits may also... The Southern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is south of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On Earth it contains five continents (Antarctica, Australia, most of South America, parts of Africa and Asia) as well as four oceans (South... This article is about the satellite APPLE. For the fruit apple, see Apple. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The peach is a typical drupe (stone fruit) In botany, a drupe is a type of fruit in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp or skin and mesocarp or flesh) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis lincecumii Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Napier is a popular retirement town and tourist resort, 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, and bears some similarities to its Scandinavian equivalent. There was therefore much concern when in October 2005 the statue was ripped from its foundations and stolen. Thankfully it was recovered a week later, largely unharmed. Statue of Pania In Maori Polynesian mythology, Pania Of The Reef was a beautiful maiden who lived in the sea on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue) is a fairy tale about a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything to gain the love of a prince and an eternal soul. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ...

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History

Napier has well-documented Māori history. When the Ngāti Kahungunu party of Taraia reached the district many centuries ago, the Whatumamoa, Rangitane and the Ngāti Awa and elements of the Ngāti Tara iwi existed in the nearby areas of Petane, Te Whanganui-a-Orotu and Waiohiki. Later, the Ngāti Kahungunu became the dominant force from Poverty Bay to Wellington. They were one of the first Māori tribes to come in contact with European settlers. Te Whanganui-a-Orotu is regarded as a Taonga Tuku Iho (a treasure for all time). Languages Māori, English Religions Māori religion, Christianity Related ethnic groups other Polynesian peoples, Austronesian peoples The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and their language. ... The Ngāti Kahungunu iwi, one of the largest tribes of New Zealand Māori, is based in Wairārapa , Hawkes Bay and Wairoa. ... Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ... Location of Poverty Bay Poverty Bay is the largest of several small bays on the east coast of New Zealands North Island to the north of Hawke Bay. ...

Napier's Tom Parker Fountain at dusk

Chief Te Ahuriri cut a channel into the lagoon space at Ahuriri because the Westshore entrance had became blocked, threatening cultivations surrounding the Whanga and the fishing villages on the islands in the lagoon. The rivers were continually feeding freshwater into the area. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 511 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1664 × 1952 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 511 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1664 × 1952 pixel, file size: 1. ...


The first European to see the future site of Napier was Captain James Cook, who sailed down the east coast in October 1769. He commented: "On each side of this bluff head is a low, narrow sand or stone beach, between these beaches and the mainland is a pretty large lake of salt water I suppose." He said the harbour entrance was at the Westshore end of the shingle beach. The site was subsequently visited and later settled by European traders, whalers and missionaries. By the 1850s farmers and hotel-keepers arrived. Captain James Cook may refer to: James Cook - British explorer, navigator, and map maker Captain James Cook (TV miniseries) - 1987 Australian television miniseries This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... // Production of steel revolutionized by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Railroads begin to supplant canals in the United States as a primary means of transporting goods. ...

Sound Shell in Napier

The Crown purchased the Ahuriri block (including the site of Napier) in 1851. In 1854 Alfred Domett, a future Premier, was appointed Commissioner of Crown Lands and resident magistrate at Ahuriri. A plan was prepared and the town named after Sir Charles Napier, hero of the Battle of Meeanee in the Indian province of Sindh. Domett named many streets in the settlement to commemorate the great colonial era of the British Indian Empire. He also displayed his own literary preferences by naming streets after famous artists and literary figures. The Sound Shell in Napier, New Zealand. ... The Sound Shell in Napier, New Zealand. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Alfred Domett, CMG (20 May 1811 – 2 November 1887) was an English colonial statesman and poet. ... General Sir Charles James Napier Sir Charles James Napier (August 10, 1782 - August 29, 1853) was a British general and Commander-in-Chief in India. ... Sindh (Sindhī: سنڌ, Urdū: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, and Muhajirs and various other groups. ...


The town was constituted a borough in 1874 and development of the surrounding marsh lands and reclamation proceeded slowly. Between 1852 and 1876 Napier was the administrative centre for the Hawke's Bay Province, but in 1876 the Abolition of Provinces Act dissolved provincial government. Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Hawkes Bay Province was a province of New Zealand that was separated from the Wellington Province following a meeting in Napier in February 1858, until the abolition of provincial government in 1876. ...

T & G Dome at dusk
Halsbury Chambers (Louis Hay, 1932), Napier

Development was generally confined to the hill and to the port area of Ahuriri. In the early days Napier consisted of an oblong mass of hills (Scinde Island) almost entirely surrounded by water, from which ran out two single spits, one to the north and one to the south. There was a swamp between the now Hastings Street and Wellesley Road and the water extended to Clive Square. A typical view of downtown Napier at night. ... A typical view of downtown Napier at night. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (993 × 660 pixel, file size: 205 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Halsbury Chambers, Louis Hay, Napier, 1932 (26 January 2005. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (993 × 660 pixel, file size: 205 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Halsbury Chambers, Louis Hay, Napier, 1932 (26 January 2005. ... Napier, New Zealand. ...


On 3 February 1931 Napier was levelled by an earthquake and ensuing fires, which killed 258 people. The town centre was destroyed and rebuilt in the popular Art Deco style of the time. Some 40 km² of today's Napier was undersea before the earthquake raised it. Although a few Art Deco buildings were replaced with contemporary structures during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (including, ironically, the Art Gallery), most of the centre remained intact for long enough to become recognized as architecturally unique, and from the 1990s onwards had been protected and restored. Napier and South Beach (Miami) are considered by many Art Deco enthusiasts the two best preserved Art Deco towns, Miami Beach being mainly in the later Streamline Moderne Art Deco style. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Napier earthquake occurred at 10. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Bathers building, now a Maritime Museum at San Franciscos Aquatic Park, 1937 Judges tower at San Franciscos Aquatic Park Streamline Moderne, sometimes referred to by either name alone, was a late branch of the Art Deco style. ...


In January 1945, the German submarine U-862 entered the Port of Napier undetected. That event later became the basis of a widely circulated post-war myth that Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Timm took his crew ashore near Napier to milk cows to supplement their rations. 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Alvin in 1978, a year after first exploring hydrothermal vents. ... Unterseeboot 862 (U-862) was a Type IXD2 submarine of the Kriegsmarine. ... For other uses, see Myth. ... Kapitänleutnant is the third lowest officers rank in the German Navy. ...


Geography and climate

NASA satellite photo of Napier and southern Hawke Bay

The town is on the Bluff Hill headland and the surrounding plain at the southeastern edge of Hawke Bay, a large semi-circular bay that dominates the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. The coastline of the town was substantially altered by a large earthquake in 1931. Several smaller towns lie close to the city, some of which (such as Taradale) are now little more than large suburbs. Other surrounding towns include Bay View, to the north, Clive, to the south, and Flaxmere, west of Hastings. Download high resolution version (1280x948, 149 KB)NASA World Wind composite satellite image of New Zealand, showing Napier, Hastings, and Cape Kidnappers. ... Download high resolution version (1280x948, 149 KB)NASA World Wind composite satellite image of New Zealand, showing Napier, Hastings, and Cape Kidnappers. ... NASA satellite photo of Hawke Bay Location of Hawke Bay Hawke Bay is a large bay on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... The Napier earthquake occurred at 10. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Taradale is a town in the Hawkes Bay region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The small town of Clive is located ten kilometres south of Napier in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealands North Island. ... Flaxmere is a town in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealands North Island. ... Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The town enjoys some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, its warm, relatively dry climate the result of its location on the east coast, a mediterranean climate delivered from the waters to the north, and its strategic position in Hawke's Bay. Most of New Zealand's weather patterns cross the country from the west, and the town lies in the rain shadow of the North Island Volcanic Plateau and surrounding ranges such as the Kaweka Range. However, the town is prone to the remnants of tropical cyclones from the central Pacific Ocean, which occasionally are still at storm strength by the time that they have reached Hawke's Bay. For the television series see Rain Shadow. ... The North Island Volcanic Plateau (often called the Central Plateau and occasionally the Waimarino Plateau) is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. ... The Kaweka Range (also known as the Kaweka Ranges) of Mountains is located in inland Hawkes Bay in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, Netherlands A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical bodys atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. ...


Tourism

Interior of the ASB Bank (Crichton McKay & Haughton, Wellington,1932)

Napier's major tourist attraction is the town itself, which draws Art Deco and architecture enthusiasts from around the world. The rebuilding period after the 1931 earthquake coincided with the shortlived and rapidly changing Art Deco era and the Great Depression, when little 'mainstreet' development was being undertaken elsewhere. As a result Napier's architecture is strikingly different from any other city; the other notable Art Deco city, Miami Beach, has Streamline Moderne Art Deco. The whole centre of Napier was rebuilt simultaneously. In many ways it resembles a film set as it has whole streets of 'in period' buildings, but it is a real city and the buildings are original. Santa Barbara, California was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1925 and is notable for its Spanish Mission Style buildings. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (660 × 993 pixel, file size: 225 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Interior of the ASB Bank, Crichton McKay & Haughton, Wellington, 1932 (26 January 2005. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (660 × 993 pixel, file size: 225 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Interior of the ASB Bank, Crichton McKay & Haughton, Wellington, 1932 (26 January 2005. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Bathers building, now a Maritime Museum at San Franciscos Aquatic Park, 1937 Judges tower at San Franciscos Aquatic Park Streamline Moderne, sometimes referred to by either name alone, was a late branch of the Art Deco style. ... Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... Categories: Stub | Architectural styles ...

Image:Spirit of Napier.jpeg
The Spirit of Napier.

Other tourist attractions in Napier include Marineland, the National Aquarium and the Soundshell. Attractions nearby include the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony and many vineyards bordering Hastings City. Many people use Napier as a gateway to Hawkes Bay, flying in to the Hawkes Bay airport at Westshore from Wellington City, Auckland and Christchurch. From Napier, tourists explore Hastings City, Havelock North, Wairoa and Cape Kidnappers. Cape Kidnappers is a headland at the southwestern extremity of Hawke Bay on the east coast of New Zealands North Island. ... Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Christchurch is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Havelock North is a town in New Zealand, in the North Islands Hawkes Bay region. ... Wairoa is a town in New Zealands North Island. ... Cape Kidnappers is a headland at the southwestern extremity of Hawke Bay on the east coast of New Zealands North Island. ...


Tourists flock to Napier in February for Art Deco weekend and the Mission Concert Weekend. The large wine industry hosts the Annual Harvest Hawkes Bay Weekend.


Many tourists enter Napier by State Highway 2, by rail (though this is becoming uncommon) or by air. Hawkes Bay is served by Hawkes Bay Airport which is located north of the marina. NPE may refer to: New Pantai Expressway, an expressway in Klang Valley region, Malaysia. ...


Industries

The range of industries in Napier and its environs include the electronics industry, the surrounding area wool trade, and the manufacture of fertilizer and wine. Napier is home to one of New Zealand's largest smoking tobacco plants. On 9 September 2005 British American Tobacco announced it would close the iconic Rothmans factory, due to diminished demand. Production will be moved to Australia. The famous art deco-style factory has been producing up to 2.2 billion cigarettes a year for the New Zealand and Pacific Island markets. In March 1999, 19 people lost their jobs there because "fewer people are smoking". [1] // Electronics is the study of electron mechanics. ... Spreading manure, an organic fertilizer Fertilizers (British English fertilisers) are compounds given to plants to promote growth; they are usually applied either via the soil, for uptake by plant roots, or by foliar feeding, for uptake through leaves. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Tobacco smoking is the act of burning the dried or cured leaves of the tobacco plant and inhaling the smoke for pleasure or ritualistic purposes, for self-medication, or out of habit and to satisfy addiction. ... This article is about the product manufactured from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana spp. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... British American Tobacco Plc (LSE: BATS, AMEX: BTI) (BTI on the American Stock Exchange) is the third largest cigarette company in the world. ...

View of Napier from Sugar Loaf (behind Mission Winery)
View of Napier from Sugar Loaf (behind Mission Winery)

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 208 pixelsFull resolution (2767 × 719 pixel, file size: 439 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Napier, New Zealand, from Sugar Loaf hill. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 208 pixelsFull resolution (2767 × 719 pixel, file size: 439 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Napier, New Zealand, from Sugar Loaf hill. ...

Notables

Darren Campbell Smith (born November 14, 1973 in Napier) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed The Black Sticks, in 1995 against Spain. ... Spencer Herbert Gollan, was born at Ahuriri in New Zealand, he was famous as a race horse owner. ... Teresa Maida Cormack (June 18, 1981 – June 19, 1987) was a six-year-old murder victim from Napier, New Zealand. ... Mike Boon (born 1970 in Hastings, New Zealand) is a stand-up comedian from New Zealand. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Provisional figures from the 2006 New Zealand Census, at stats.govt.nz

External links

  • City of Napier
  • Napier, New Zealand's Art Deco City
  • Hawke's Bay Tourism
  • Napier Street Map

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Napier, New Zealand (972 words)
Napier is a popular retirement city and tourist resort, and has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania Of The Reef.
The city enjoys some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, its warm, relatively dry climate the result of its location on the east coast, a mediterranean climate delivered from the waters to the north, and its strategic position in Hawke's Bay.
Most of New Zealand's weather patterns cross the country from the west, and the city lies in the rain shadow of the Volcanic Plateau and surrounding ranges such as the Kaweka Range.
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Napier is an important port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
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Most of New Zealand's weather patterns cross the country from the west, and the town lies in the rain shadow of the Volcanic Plateau and surrounding ranges such as the Kaweka Range.
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