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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

Sunscope Sunrise

Sunrise aligned through the wonderful Sunscope

This sculpture created by Vesica Aotearoa can be found on Napier's waterfront near the Veronica Sun Bay

Kuaka Connection II

Kuaka (Godwit) are a sacred bird that navigates 29,000 km across oceans, from Alaska to Aotearoa where they nest in the Ahuriri estuary

The Hawke's Bay airport entrance has several of these installations at various points, representing the Kuaka in flight

Kuaka Connection

Kuaka (Godwit) are a sacred bird that navigates 29,000 km across oceans, from Alaska to Aotearoa where they nest in the Ahuriri estuary

The Hawke's Bay airport entrance has several of these installations at various points, representing the Kuaka in flight

Anne Elizabeth Jerome Spencer Statue

Napier's newest statue - Anne Elizabeth Jerome Spencer, founder and leader of the New Zealand Women's Institute

The statue was unveiled to mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of a NZWI at Rissington, Hawke's Bay on 27 February 1921. Sculpted by Gerard McCabe and gifted by the NZWI

Anne Elizabeth Jerome Spencer Statue

Napier's newest statue - Anne Elizabeth Jerome Spencer, founder and leader of the New Zealand Women's Institute

The statue was unveiled to mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of a NZWI at Rissington, Hawke's Bay on 27 February 1921. Sculpted by Gerard McCabe and gifted by the NZWI

Sunscope Sunrise

This sculpture created by Vesica Aotearoa is installed at Napier's waterfront each year for the Art Deco Festival

Sunscope Sunrise

This sculpture created by Vesica Aotearoa is installed at Napier's waterfront each year for the Art Deco Festival

Sunscope Sunrise Mono

A monochrome version of a sunrise aligned through the wonderful Sunscope

This sculpture created by Vesica Aotearoa can be found on Napier's waterfront near the Veronica Sun Bay

Shark Conservation

A small part of the Seawall mural about shark conservation by Hawke's Bay artist Freeman White

Butterfly

A small part of a mural by Hawke's Bay artist Cinzah

The Gold of the Kowhai

Standing four metres high, the Kowhai sculpture was created by renowned New Zealand artist Paul Dibble. It stands on the corner of Tennyson Street and Herschell Street, opposite MTG Hawke’s Bay

The artwork is cast bronze and the blossom petals are gilded with 24-carat gold and lacquer. At night time it is illuminated by light showcasing the sculpture in a golden glow

Window Art By JR The Free

A beautiful window frame painting of a weathered old man looking out, installed on a derelict beach bach at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay

This artist creates amazing work using recycled windows and places them around the region for people to enjoy. See Instagram @JR_The_Free

Spirit Of Napier

The Spirit of Napier statue with a beautiful rainbow in the background

The Bird Of Gold

A detail of the bird on The Gold of the Kowhai sculpture

Standing four metres high, the Kowhai sculpture was created by renowned New Zealand artist Paul Dibble. It stands on the corner of Tennyson Street and Herschell Street, opposite MTG Hawke’s Bay

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

Flight Of The Return

A symbol of freedom and lightness. Flight of The Return sculpture in Paxie's Lane, Napier by Napier artist Philipp Meir, is a stainless steel installation of some of Hawke’s Bay’s most regular visitors – gannets

There's several stainless steel gannets "flying" along the wall, this photo is just one of them

Wave Back

The boy across the street from Shiela and Raven

From "A Wave in Time" Napier's Emerson Street

Sheila

"A Wave in Time" from Napier's Emerson Street

The first installation was commissioned in 2009. The statue is modelled on Miss Sheila Williams, daughter of E A Williams of the notable architects of the era. Miss Williams will be familiar to many people in Hawke’s Bay - she led the "New Napier Week Carnival" in January 1933 to celebrate the town's recovery from the earthquake

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

Sheila & Raven

"A Wave in Time" from Napier's Emerson Street

The first installation was commissioned in 2009. The statue is modelled on Miss Sheila Williams, daughter of E A Williams of the notable architects of the era. Miss Williams will be familiar to many people in Hawke’s Bay - she led the "New Napier Week Carnival" in January 1933 to celebrate the town's recovery from the earthquake