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 16 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.

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How you can get involved

Over 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.

HMS Neptune Commemoration and Closing Ceremony

18 December, 8:30pm
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Attending Countries

  • Australia

  • Brunei

  • Canada

  • Cook Islands

  • Chile

  • China

  • Fiji

  • France

  • Germany

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Japan

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Samoa

  • Singapore

  • Republic of Korea

  • Thailand

  • Tonga

  • Timor-Leste

  • UK

  • USA

  • Vietnam

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Our Partners

Thank you to the following organisations for their support of our 75th Anniversary.

Presenting Partner

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

The Navy Club