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Napier (Pop: 58,110) is a port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Less than twenty kilometres separate the centres of Hastings City and Napier, and the two are often called "The Twin Cities" or "The Bay Cities".
The city is 320 kilometres (by
road) north-east of the capital,
Wellington and 143 kms south west of
It has a population slightly smaller than the Hastings District, but as Hastings
is administered as a district, Napier is the only official city in the Hawke's
Attractions nearby in the Hastings District include the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony and many vineyards bordering Hastings City. The large wine industry hosts the Annual Harvest Hawkes Bay Weekend.
Both Napier and Hastings are
served by regular daily
coach and bus services to Auckland,
Gisborne, Hastings, Hamilton, Taupo, Tauranga, Palmerston North and
Air New Zealand Link
air services from Napier airport to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.