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Godwit Sculpture

Full view of the Godwit Sculpture close up.A bronze figure set on a concrete pedestal and inscribed "The Godwit", this sculpture was executed by Frank Szirmay.


The godwit is one of New Zealand's most widely travelled birds, migrating to and from the wildlife reserve adjacent to the airfield. A stylised form of the godwit was the symbol of the former national airline, NAC.

New Zealand National Airways presented the sculpture to the Hawke's Bay Airport Authority in 1977 to mark the city's centennial and the carrier's 20th year of service to the region.

C W Mace
Date: 18.5.1977

D A Patterson


Godwit Sculpture Images

The top of the Godwit Sculpture. The Godwit Sculpture Plaque. Godwit Sculpture from a distance. Full view of the Godwit Sculpture close up. Close up of the Godwit Sculpture looking from the side. Close up of the Godwit Sculpture looking from the front.

Godwit Sculpture Location Map

At the approach to Hawke's Bay Airport, Napier

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