NAPIER CITY TRAVEL GUIDE
Napier with its Mediterranean climate draws visitors worldwide and locally, especially for its display of art deco architecture in the township. As Napier is a seaside town, the sea holds many legends such as ‘The Legend of Pania of the Reef’. Legend has it that Pania and Karitoki fell in love, but as she was a spirit of the sea, Karitoki betrayed her by trying to make her earth-bound. As a result they were separated forever, and Pania’s statue which stands in Napier’s Marine Parade, as a memorial to their fateful love.