The Ecliptic

The circle of the Millennial Arch designed by artist David Trubridge

This contemporary sculpture is inspired by the ecliptic - an astronomical term referring to the great circle on the celestial sphere representing the apparent annual path of the sun relative to the stars. The full sculpture can be viewed on Marine Parade, Napier

Princess Limited

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

Napier Viewing Platform

Napier's fabulous Viewing Platform on a big surf morning

Completed in December 2015 the viewing platform connects to the foreshore walkway system and provides the public elevated access to the water’s edge and views of Hawke Bay and back to the city

The Ecliptic II

The Millennial Arch designed by artist David Trubridge

This contemporary sculpture is inspired by the ecliptic - an astronomical term referring to the great circle on the celestial sphere representing the apparent annual path of the sun relative to the stars. The full sculpture can be viewed on Marine Parade, Napier

What's Up Tom?

The Tom Parker Fountain at night with Pania watching the light show

Napier Waterfront

The Soundshell, Veronica Sun Bay, Memorial Arch and Dome Building on Napier's Marine Parade

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

Eleven to Five

The South African War Memorial with the Dome Building in the background. A pair of famous Napier landmarks

Napier Lights

Lights from passing vehicles on Napier's Marine Parade at night with The Dome and Masonic Hotel buildings

Tom Parker Fountain

At night the fountain comes alive with changes of light and pattern. A rainbow of colours are shown in sequence

Built in 1936 from funds donated by Tom Parker. Owned by the Napier City council this is one of most spectacular water fountains in New Zealand - a real piece of Art Deco history

Tom Parker Fountain

At night the fountain comes alive with changes of light and pattern. A rainbow of colours are shown in sequence

Built in 1936 from funds donated by Tom Parker. Owned by the Napier City council this is one of most spectacular water fountains in New Zealand - a real piece of Art Deco history

Tom Parker Fountain B&W

At night the fountain comes alive with changes of light and pattern. A rainbow of colours are shown in sequence

Built in 1936 from funds donated by Tom Parker. Owned by the Napier City council this is one of most spectacular water fountains in New Zealand - a real piece of Art Deco history

Tom Parker Fountain B&W

At night the fountain comes alive with changes of light and pattern. A rainbow of colours are shown in sequence

Built in 1936 from funds donated by Tom Parker. Owned by the Napier City council this is one of most spectacular water fountains in New Zealand - a real piece of Art Deco history

South African War Memorial

Looking up at the Boer War memorial in Napier

Statues of soldiers atop a pedestal were a common central feature of South African War memorials. Napier’s was the only one featuring a trooper in a posture of mourning with his rifle pointed down. The tall statue stands on a plinth above a smaller but no less impressive carved stone lion with shield. It is sited beside Marine Parade across the road from the city’s waterfront park and memorial arch. It was unveiled by Governor Lord Plunket at a large community ceremony on 11 February 1906. After sustaining damage in the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake – the monument was shattered and the trooper lost his head which was found some time later and reattached

Seasonal Tourism

The Napier viewing platform usually vibrantly populated in summer quite deserted on a cold winter's day

Veronica Sunbay Sunset

An iconic view of a beautiful sunset framed by Napier's historic Veronica Sunbay

To The Clouds

The Napier Ocean Viewing Platform with its distinctive Cloud structure overhead

Spirit Of Napier

The Spirit of Napier statue with a beautiful rainbow in the background. An alternative composition to the centred version

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

Veronica Sun Bay

Sunrise at Veronica Sun Bay

The structure was originally built in 1934, and in 1937 it was named the “Veronica Sun Bay” when the bell from HMS Veronica was presented to the city as a memento of the assistance given by the ship’s officers and crew in rescue work in the aftermath of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake

MTG In Lights

A night-time long exposure of Napier's Museum Theatre Gallery (MTG). The cars passing by creating long streaks of bright light

Napier Soundshell B&W

A long exposure of a small group of people at the Napier Soundshell in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand