Welcome to the home of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th Birthday celebrations
Throughout 2016 we’ll be celebrating and commemorating the service,
commitment and sacrifice of the men and women who have proudly served with the Royal New Zealand Navy.
We’ll be running a series of events which will include ship visits, seminars and of course the International Naval Review in Auckland Harbour between 17 and 22 November.
The Royal New Zealand Navy gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors who have helped bring this celebration together, and in particular the support of our presenting partner Westpac.
Celebrating our 75th Anniversary
On 1 October 1941, His Majesty King George VI approved the designation “Royal New Zealand Navy” for the regular element of the New Zealand Naval Forces (with Reserve and Volunteer Reserve elements appropriately titled.)
2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of our Navy.
This occasion will be celebrated with a programme of commemorative events and activities – collectively named Operation NEPTUNE.
read more here…
How you can get involved
Over 17 November Naval ships from all over the world will arrive in Auckland to celebrate this significant milestone. The highlight event will be the International Naval Review conducted by Her Excellency the Governor General of New Zealand.
17 November, 5.00am-2.00pm
Formation entry. Details on viewing points will be available closer to the time.
International Street March
18 November, 11.30am-12.15pm
Queen Street, Auckland
The ‘1,000 Sailor’ street march
International Naval Review
19 November, 12.30-2.30pm
Ships Open to Visitors Day
20 November, 10.00am-4.00pm
Information on which ships will be open will be available closer to the time.
20 November, 2.00pm
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland
22 November, 10.00am onwards
International Naval Review Exhibition
18-20 November, 10.00am-4.00pm
The Cloud, Auckland
Thank you to the following organisations for their support of our 75th Anniversary.