The Costume & Textile collection holds a wealth of excellent relics of Art Deco fashion from the 1920s and 1930s. Highlighted in this image gallery are ten dresses that feature beautifully beaded designs and exude the elegance and sophistication of the women who wore them.
One dress was bought in 1927 as a wedding dress (90/33) and dyed red after the nuptials so it could be worn all over again. Other examples include dresses made in France from silk georgette and a selection of dresses embellished with glass bugle beads, metallic sequins and fringing.
Many of these dresses are constructed from sheer fabric such as netting or georgette with detailed beaded designs. Dresses such as these were intended to be worn with a slip underneath, or with matching jackets and hats. Explore the online gallery and take a step back in time to an era where the glitz and glamour of Art Deco was at its height.
Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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