Napier – From the Mayor

Compact and Vibrant


Mayor-Bill-DaltonNapier is one of the most compact central business districts in New Zealand but it is big enough to be full of opportunities.

The coastal city’s vibrancy, café culture and array of commercial tenancy options open up plenty of opportunities for new and relocating businesses. Its entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm has continued to drive progress since the 1931 earthquake that destroyed most of the town.

Rebuilding in the glamorous Art Deco style of architecture created an international gem, attracting visitors from around the world, some of whom relocate their families here and generate new businesses. Aesthetics and attitude are a powerful partnership.

Napier has a strong, business-friendly council with commercial leadership. Economic development is a key focus – supporting people who are considering living and working here and ensuring those who are based here receive the assistance they need. We believe in maintaining a supportive environment that allows private enterprise to flourish.

There are excellent tenancies available which can be fitted out to any design. These could be in beautiful Art Deco buildings or historic buildings upgraded to meet modern standards.

Providing essential infrastructure is core to the economic needs of any city. Transport links, from north and south, bring traffic into the Napier city centre, which provides all the facilities and services required by any business.

Napier also boasts excellent recreational facilities close to the CBD. Its clean streets, beautiful gardens and friendly atmosphere create a superb environment for business, with the Pacific Ocean right on the doorstep.

I am keen to see new business establish in Hawke’s Bay and, if they come to Napier, I am confident we can provide all the assistance they need.

Bill Dalton
Mayor, Napier City Council


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