Distinctively World Famous

“Today, of [Napier’s] 164 buildings constructed between 1920 and 1940, 140 remain, forming a time capsule of design elements — zigzags, sunbursts, Egyptian motifs and geometric patterns — that characterize the style and garner [the city’s] international recognition as the Art Deco capital of the world for its variety and concentration of structures in this distinctive style,” Los Angeles Times reporter Karen Leland writes. “Napier [also] claims some of the country’s best printmaking, painting and applied craft artists. Statements Gallery of Contemporary New Zealand Art has a rich collection of fine craft jewellers.” Leland recommends a stay at The Dome on Marine Parade. “The property is set up with three luxury apartments with ocean views on the top two floors of the iconic Art Deco T&G building (1937).”


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Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe in the Interview Hot Seat

Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe in the Interview Hot Seat

Zane Lowe talks like he’s rapping. No, really. The man’s words cascade from his mouth so quickly and smoothly that, at numerous points during our conversation, we expect him to slip…