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75th anniversary of HMS Puriri sinking commemorated

Ceremonies at shore and sea were held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMS PURIRI − the only New Zealand naval ship lost to enemy action in New Zealand waters. HMS PURIRI was a merchant vessel commissioned into service as a minesweeper. She sank after striking a mine about eight nautical miles [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Story|

Op Neptune events in May

Carmel College visit A group of 35 Year 12 geography students from Carmel College conducted a field trip to Devonport Naval Base recently to investigate the social and environmental impacts of the Navy on the Devonport community. The visit began with a brief from HMNZS PHILOMEL’s Command Warrant Officer, WOEWS Peter ‘General’ Patton; providing information about [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Story|

Westpac presents 30 years of Women at Sea

In June, Westpac presents 30 years’ Women at Sea events will be held throughout the month. This event will present the RNZN with an opportunity to acknowledge the commitment of the females who have previously served in the Navy and celebrate the great work of our current sailors. This celebration begins with a sea-riding day [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Story|

75 glorious years (and many more) of the Navy in New Zealand

By David McLoughlin, editor, Navy Today Seventy five years ago the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy became the Royal New Navy. On 1 October 1941 the New Zealand Naval Forces—part of the Royal Navy— became the Royal New Zealand Navy after King George VI granted our Naval Forces his royal recognition. But our [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|Story|

2016 will be a year to remember for the RNZN

By CAPT Andy Watts. Director, Operation Neptune Planning for the Navy’s 75th Anniversary next year has really accelerated since the Op Neptune update in the October Navy Today. We have received 420 registrations from ex naval men and women for the Naval Base Veteran’s Day on 22 January, which is tremendously satisfying for our team. [...]

By | December 12th, 2015|Story|

National tour tells our history

By Andrew Bonallack A rousing Kamate haka kicks off as Captain Cook sets foot in New Zealand. That switches to a version of Greased Lightning as the virtues of New Zealand’s first warship, the weary HMNZS PHILOMEL, are extolled. New Zealand entertainment icon Mark Hadlow and playwright Gregory Cooper are touring New Zealand with The [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Story|

HMNZS Manawanui Visits Gisborne

With the 75th Anniversary of the creation of the Royal New Zealand Navy and with Operation Neptune in full swing; HMNZS MANAWANUI put some scheduled sea time to good use by organising a public visit to Gisborne. While en route to Gisborne, MANAWANUI conducted sea training, including gunnery, damage control, engineering casualty control drills and [...]

By | April 16th, 2016|Story|