Napier ... the city where time stands still.

But only in some places.

For in Marewa, just before 12.25pm, it was also 12.45pm and 2.10pm.

Meanwhile, in the Napier CBD, it was 12.33pm.


As many visitors to the city will gleefully and almost romantically remark while looking at the Art Deco buildings, on that architectural front it is as if time stood still in 1930.

Which is a nice analogy — but of course time marches on.

Most of the time.

For as one reader pointed out in a text, there are a few sites across the city where