Story: City boosters and promoters

Pania of the Reef

Pania of the Reef

Population clubs aimed to increase urban populations. The Napier 30,000 Club organised a range of activities and projects with a view to making the town a more attractive place to live and do business in. In 1954 it erected the statue ‘Pania of the Reef’, which has become one of Napier’s best-known symbols.These Māori children pose in front of the statue in the 1960s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gladys Mary Goodall Collection (PAColl-7756)
Reference: GG-05-017-1
Photograph by Gladys M. Goodall

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City boosters and promoters - Progress groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010