It's been named the pier to nowhere, a waste of money and a sad piece of concrete. Napier's new pier seems to have a design flaw.
It's a pier that's not actually a pier and the locals are quite upset about it. It cost nearly $700,000 to build, and unlike most piers it stops short of the ocean.
It's a viewing platform that allows you to view a view.
The 67-metre-long concrete construction along Marine Parade is causing considerable confusion. It was built by the council to cover up a concrete drain pipe beneath, but many locals were expecting an actual pier – one they could fish off.
Story investigates the no-pier in Napier and if this is a case of silly spending.
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