Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. It has a population of 57,000. Ten kilometres further south lies Hastings, Napier's twin city. The two are often simply known in New Zealand as "The Twin Cities".
The town is 332 kilometres (about four hours) northeast by road from the capital, Wellington. It is the second largest city in the Hawke's Bay region, which is the largest crossbred wool centre in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest apple, pear and stone fruit producing areas in New Zealand. It has also become an important grape growing and wine production area with the fruit passing from the growers around Metropolitan Hastings and then to Napier for exporting. There are large frozen meat, wool, pulp and timber tonnages passing through Napiers port.
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