Probably the most decorative Art Deco building in the Napier area is this former tobacco company building in Ahuriri.
Dating from 1932-33, it was designed by Louis Hay for the National Tobacco Company. At some point it was taken over by the Rothmans of Pall Mall and therefore my photos from 1999 show the building bearing that company's name. Since then, Rothmans are no longer using the building and the National Tobacco Company name has been restored to the front of building.
The space either side of the door is filled with sculpted flowers and a local New Zealand variety of bullrushes known as Raupo.