Of course, as Napier is now known for its Art Deco architecture, the tourist industry has realized what a great opportunity this is. And so has the city, making street signs remnant of the 30s, playing up the Art Deco wherever possible.
On another note, I'm realizing again and again on this trip that I can do whatever I want, spend my time however I want. It does really take some getting used to. After 18 years of living at home, and 17 years in formal education, there has always been something I'm supposed to do. But not now. Right now I only have to consider what I want. If I want to go to every museum there is, see every sight possibly worth seeing, I can. And if I want to spend a couple of hours lazing in the sunshine in the botanical gardens, I can do that too. And although this won't last forever, and I really don't want it to last forever, it is a pretty incredible feeling to know that the next two months offer total freedom.