The Napier War Memorial Hall was designed by Guy Natusch and was opened on Marine Parade on 14 July 1957. The stylish and innovative building incorporated a conference hall and restaurant, a Roll of Honour with an Eternal Flame, fountain and pond. The facility has been altered on a number of occasions, firstly in 1978, then again in 1995 and most recently in 2017. The 2017 refurbishment transformed the Napier War Memorial Centre into a state-of-the-art conferencing facility for Hawke's Bay. As a result of the upgrade, both the Roll of Honour and Eternal Flame were removed.
In November 2019, Napier City Council formed a reference group to help restore the Napier War Memorial. The reference group includes members from the Napier and Taradale RSA's, Historic Places Hawke's Bay, community representatives and Napier City Council.
In March 2021, the War Memorial Reference Group agreed to the restoration concept drawings. The approved drawings were presented to the community on 22 March 2021 before being formally adopted by Council.
The completed Napier War Memorial and refurbished Floral Clock were officially re-dedicated and opened to the public on 6 August 2023.
Napier War Memorial Concept Design Fly-through
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