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The famous and loved Pania Of The Reef gazing to the ocean

This image of the popular bronze statue in Napier is created from an unusual angle adding mystery and attitude to Pania's legend. Shot during a cyclone, the sea spray softened late afternoon sunlight to highlight her beautiful details

Pania of the Reef

Pania was a beautiful maiden of the ocean

Located in Napier on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The statue was commissioned by members of the Thirty Thousand Club after the Anglican Bishop of Aotearoa, Frederick Augustus Bennett, related the legend of Pania to them

Rorookuri

Rorookuri hill on the Whakamaharatanga walkway at Bay View near Napier

The walkway crosses farmland through two old pā sites with terraces, pits and middens. A favourite spot to visit and explore

Pania Of The Reef

Pania was a beautiful maiden who lived in the sea

Located in Napier on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The statue was commissioned by members of the Thirty Thousand Club after the Anglican Bishop of Aotearoa, Frederick Augustus Bennett, related the legend of Pania to them

Paikea

A small part of one of Napier's amazing Seawall murals "Industrialisation & Exploitation of the Ocean" by "Seth" which pays homage to Paikea, a whale rider

From the Seawalls brochure: Seth's mural shines a spotlight on human impact affecting marine life, such as megafauna like whales. The mural also pays homage to the New Zealand Maori story of Paikea, a whale rider, the ancestor to Ngai Tahu and Ngati Porou iwi

Pania Of The Reef

Pania was a beautiful maiden who lived in the sea on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand

The statue was commissioned by members of the Thirty Thousand Club after the Anglican Bishop of Aotearoa, Frederick Augustus Bennett, related the legend of Pania to them. The beautiful old wooden building in the background is Conservation House and was once the Napier Courthouse