Napier is a coastal city in the Hawke Bay on the North Island of New Zealand . With over 56,000 inhabitants, 14 th largest city in New Zealand is the capital of the region, Hawke’s Bay and is considered an independent city-district administers. Together with about ten kilometers südlicherem Hastings it is the fifth largest metropolitan area in New Zealand, which in English often referred to as “the Twin Cities’ is called.
The city of Napier is located 332 km northeast of Wellington , the capital of New Zealand, at the foot of Bluff Hill at the southern end of Hawke Bay, a bay that has characterized most of the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. In the inland extend into vast, fertile plains, the Heretaunga Plains . The area around Napier is how much of New Zealand, on a fault zone that runs from north to south. The heavy -Hawke’s Bay earthquake of 1931 caused only a large part of today’s coastline, as the ground then raised by two meters. To the east is the city of the South Pacific and the other three sides by the Hastings District is limited.
The railway line is currently only for economic reasons, traveled by freight trains. An airport that is served by the major cities of the country opens the tourist region of Hawke’s Bay, the Twin Cities and the region of Gisborne in the north-east of the North Island. The harbor provides good opportunities to export the goods produced in and around Napier in the whole world.