Pania statue found

The statue of Pania of the Reef, which was stolen from Napier's foreshore last month, has been found.

Napier police said they had located the statue at a residential address in Napier and were interviewing a person.

The life-sized bronze statue, which has been part of the Marine Parade landscape since 1954, disappeared nine days ago.

Napier area commander Inspector Kevin Kalff told a media conference that Pania had been found safe and sound as a result of "routine inquiries" based on information received during the investigation

No charges had yet been made yet, he said.


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