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Napier left me spellbound and regretful that it took me 29 years to make time to stay there. The beachside is unlike anything I have ever seen, with exquisite buildings on one side of you, and an extremely emotive horizon out to the distance. This photo reminds me of something you'd witness on a 'Pink Floyd' album cover... A wild and moody environment, contrasted with modern art that jumps out of the landscape. Napier captured my imagination, and I can't wait to return there.
About 12 years ago my husband and I cycled from Hamilton to Napier over a week on a summer holiday. We were in our mid fifties. By the time we got to Napier we were exhausted and were looking forward to a relaxing few days off our bikes. We went to the i-SITE and found out that the only B&B left in our price range was way up on the hill so we got back on our bikes and set off and very glad to finally get there. Then it was back and forth each day from high up to down into the city to explore. We also went on a steam train trip to Gisborne. The i-SITE staff were pleasant, helpful and enthusiastic about Napier.
I just wanted to thank you for all your help organising the Chinese delegation of Agricultural Scientists. They were thrilled with their accommodation at Harbour View. We were right assuming they would be delighted to see an ocean! George & Cloe were very welcoming too. And to top off our visit they suggested the local Chinese take-away - which turns out to be the best Chinese food we had on the whole trip. In fact, Napier & Hastings was definitely the highlight for their tour of Australia & New Zealand. I'm glad we left it for last. Also as you suggested Geoff and I had a couple of days off in Rotorua and went to the spa. AH! Magic! Thank you so much for all your help. I really couldn't have done it without you!
When you stay at Kennedy Park TOP 10 Resort you can leap like a jumping bean on the GIANT JUMPING PILLOW . This is what you would call 'air filled fun'! It's a bit like an oversized trampoline where you can all jump together. A fun and healthy way for keeping the kids (and even adults) entertained all day long. Awesome fun! www.kennedypark.co.nz
My daughter and I recently drove down from Auckland for the Steely Dan concert. We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in Taradale which was accessible to everything. On Friday night we found a lovely Thai restaurant which was fully booked but they will still able to accomodate us. Saturday we lunched at Elephant Hill Winery which had fantasic food and service then our Bed and Breakfast hosts drove us to the show and picked us up afterwards. We also went into the city on Saturday and really enjoyed all the old buildings. Napier we love you and we will definately be back to explore your city. You are so very hospitable. Thank you.!!!!!!!
Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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