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Navy Band to play in Queen Street today

In a “warm-up” to the International Naval Review in Auckland to celebrate the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band will entertain lunchgoers and shoppers today with a public performance on Queen Street. The band will perform at the Activation site, between Quay Street and Customs Street, from 11.30am to [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Media Release|

Royal NZ Navy announces 75th Anniversary programme

The Royal New Zealand Navy will be on show nation-wide this year as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary. The generosity of principal sponsor Westpac and other sponsors enables the Navy to showcase its past, present and future, and commemorate the service of all the men and women who have served since its inception, and those [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Media Release|

HMNZS OTAGO to visit Nelson Port as part of Navy’s 75th Anniversary

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) HMNZS OTAGO will visit Nelson for the first time from 20-24 February, as part of the RNZN’s 75th anniversary celebrations. HMNZS OTAGO will arrive in Nelson on Saturday 20 February and will host a public open day from 1pm-5pm. This is a great chance for people to find out [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|Media Release|

The Royal New Zealand Navy and Westpac present 30 Years of Women at Sea: Honouring the Journey

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has partnered with Westpac NZ to present 30 Years of Women at Sea: Honouring the Journey, as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations. Opening today, the exhibition at the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport, Auckland aims to give visitors an unprecedented fly on the wall perspective of the [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Media Release|

HMNZS CANTERBURY visiting home port as part of Navy’s 75th anniversary

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) multi-role vessel HMNZS CANTERBURY will be visiting its home port, Lyttelton, from today until 22 February as part of the RNZN’s 75th anniversary celebrations. HMNZS CANTERBURY arrived in Lyttelton this morning and will participate in an exercise that involves around 120 navy personnel and more than 100 soldiers over [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Media Release|

Navy formation entry into Harbour part of 75th Anniversary celebrations

As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) 75th Anniversary celebrations, a formation entry into Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour will be held at midday on Monday 8 February, 2016. The formation entry will include a 17-gun salute from HMNZS Canterbury as she passes Devonport Naval Base at midday, and this will be reciprocated with an [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Media Release|

Navy to fly New Zealand white ensign on Auckland Harbour Bridge

At dawn on Saturday, the New Zealand White Ensign flown by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will be hoisted on the Auckland Harbour Bridge for the first time. The Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, has given permission for the New Zealand White Ensign to fly from the bridge on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Media Release|

Hadlow bringing rollicking naval plays to town

Kiwi entertainment icon and former Navy man Mark Hadlow is touring the country with two plays that have an entertaining take on the story of the Royal New Zealand Navy.   The first, The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy (Abridged), is a light-hearted look at the Navy, while the second, Commander Claire [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Media Release|

Welcome readied for visiting nations to Navy’s 75th celebration

At least 15 countries will participate in the International Naval Review next month in Auckland to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has today released a list of defence and security forces that are sending ships, personnel or aircraft to the International Naval Review [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Media Release|