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  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities

    In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke. Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer presided. CDR Turner, who had been Commanding Officer of HMNZS Canterbury since November 2012, will become the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s shore-based naval establishment. CDR […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s amphibious sealift ship HMNZS Canterbury paid a visit to Sydney, Australia. The vessel was escorted into port by the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin and a new RAN Sikorsky MR-60R Seahawk helicopter. HMNZS Canterbury has been exercising with the RAN off the Australian east coast after dropping off NZ […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Joint Waka, a New Zealand Defence Force amphibious operations exercise, gathered all three services for beach landing and advanced assault training at Army Bay, north of Auckland. The exercise is aimed at training and testing the NZDF’s capabilities for amphibious operations and involves the Navy’s amphibious support vessel HMNZS Canterbury, soldiers from 1 Brigade at […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities

    New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully said that the Navy’s Multi-Role Vessel the HMNZS Canterbury would be sent to Fiji to support relief and recovery efforts following tropical cyclone Winston. According to a tweet by the Fiji government spokesman, 42 people were confirmed dead in the wake of the monster cyclone Winston which hit Fiji on Saturday, February […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s amphibious and military sealift vessel HMNZS Canterbury will be bringing a majority of the 700 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel to the U.S.-Australian exercise Talisman Sabre. The Australian-hosted and United States-supported combined exercise starts on July 5 and runs for most of July. New Zealand Navy units taking part include two NH90 […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury has returned from Sydney, Australia having completed a nine-week dry-docking period. After harbor acceptance trials were completed, the ship sailed into Devonport on October 10. The ship’s crew will now rest for two weeks alongside Devonport Naval Base before they proceed with aviation assessments and exercises. After a short visit to […]

  • 3 April 2011
    Training & Education

      The HMNZS Canterbury leaves Devonport this morning for New Zealand’s first real joint exercise with the United States since the Anzus rift i… By Audrey Young (nzherald) [mappress] Source: April 3, 2011;

  • 9 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s amphibious heavy lift ship HMNZS CANTERBURY returned to Devonport Naval Base today.   The vessel was deployed for three months during which it took part in Exercise RIMPAC in Hawaiian waters, Exercise Croix du Sud in New Caledonia as well as two trips to Townsville to unload and then reload Army trucks. The ship […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s vessels departed Devonport Naval Base to take part in Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi. The frigate HMNZS Te Kaha left the base on February 2, and will be joined at the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti by the tanker HMNZS Endeavour, the sealift ship HMNZS Canterbury and the Inshore Patrol […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The image shows three of the ships in Exercise Southern Katipo 2015: New Zealand’s HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Te Kaha and French Navy’s FNS Prairial from Tahiti.  Exercise Southern Katipo (SK15) is the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) major military exercise and occurs every two years. Personnel from New Zealand and eight other countries – […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Akaroa Harbour, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand, formed a training ground on 6 November for a rehearsal of amphibious landings taking place within Exercise Southern Katipo 2013 that started two days ago. Around 200 battle-ready troops and 280 tonnes of equipment and vehicles embarked in HMNZS CANTERBURY in Wellington on November 1 in […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities

    New Zealand Navy’s multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury, currently supporting Fiji cyclone relief efforts, has returned to Fiji’s capital, Suva, to load more emergency supplies for Fiji’s northern outer islands and replenish her own supplies. Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji on Saturday, February 20, 2016, killed 42 people and caused millions of damage. It has been described as one of the most […]

  • 20 September 2013

    HMNZS CANTERBURY returned to Devonport Naval Base in glorious Auckland sunshine on 18 September after almost two months at sea. The versatile amphibious sealift ship had been away since 22 July, when she sailed for the Solomon Islands for Operation PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a multi-nation humanitarian aid mission. At the conclusion of Op PP13, CANTERBURY deployed […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Air Force’s newest helicopter, the NH90, has successfully completed its first landing on the Navy’s multi-role vessel, HMNZS CANTERBURY. The interface trial is the first stage of a process intended to integrate helicopter and ship operations – an important step towards the New Zealand Defence Force goal of establishing a Joint Amphibious Task Force […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The New Zealand Navy’s sealift and amphibious support ship HMNZS Canterbury is being dispatched to support NZDF relief efforts in Vanuatu as it recovers from Tropical Cyclone Pam. Canterbury has an extensive range of capabilities including the ability to land personnel, vehicles and cargo by landing craft, helicopter or ramps, as well as conventional port […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Authorities

    Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose arrived at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday, becoming the first Royal Navy ship to do so in 20 years. Welcoming the frigate to Auckland was the crew of Royal New Zealand Navy multi-purpose vessel HMNZS Canterbury who performed the traditional haka as Montrose berthed at the naval […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities

    As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) 75th Anniversary celebrations, a formation entry into Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour was held Monday, February 8. The formation entry included a 17-gun salute from HMNZS Canterbury as she passed Devonport Naval Base at midday, and this was reciprocated with an 11-gun salute fired from HMNZS Te Mana, berthed at […]

  • 22 February 2011
    Training & Education

    The first of those personnel, the army’s high-readiness capability force, came ashore at dawn yesterday. The troops were on board the navy’s 85 metre offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago and landed at the Timaru Yacht Club wharf. Within hours of the landing the Sea Scouts headquarters in the yacht club compound was turned into a […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Activities taking place under the New Zealand led Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise (MCMEX 14) are gaining momentum as the tenth day dawns on 14 participating teams. The day started with an impressive display of Pouncer operations, with divers taking to the water from a Royal New Zealand Armed Forces (RNZAF) Iroquois helicopter.   […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Training & Education

    RESERVEX 2012 was held at the Devonport Naval Base from 21-25 November. Engineers, electricians, lawyers and teachers were among Defence Force personnel facing a range of challenges as part of a New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve training exercise. RESERVEX 2012 is an annual exercise designed to give Navy Volunteer Reservists the opportunity to develop and […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra returned to Suva, Fiji early on March 10 to conduct a resupply of essential aid and construction equipment intended for Fiji’s cyclone-ravaged Taveuni and Koro Islands. According to the Navy, twenty pallets of humanitarian aid were loaded onto landing craft and amphibious transport vehicles to embark in the ship, including water, shelter, hygiene […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities

    Three international warships helping New Zealand in the earthquake aftermath concluded their relief effort on November 19 and headed for Wellington Harbor where they met up with New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha and tanker Endeavour. USS Sampson, HMAS Darwin and HMCS Vancouver with their embarked helicopters supported the government of New Zealand onsite at Kaikoura from […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities

    HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday the 13th of June for her first overseas deployment since 2010 to participate in RIMPAC (Exercise Rim of the Pacific) in Hawaii.   Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commander Surface Forces, Commodore Jonathan Mead, and Director General Maritime Operations, Commodore Braddon Wheeler, were on the […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Industry news

      Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Royal Australian Navy​ will lease an additional amphibious ship, the Windermere, to enhance the Navy’s amphibious capability during the forthcoming cyclone season. This adds to HMAS Choules which will arrive in Australia in December and HMAS Tobruk which […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrived in the Solomon Islands for Pacific Partnership 2013, July 29.  Pearl Harbor will work alongside the Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Canterbury (L421) as New Zealand takes phase lead for the mission in the Solomon Islands. “New Zealand will be coordinating activities on the ground,” […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Training & Education

    A 10-nation military exercise provides the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) with a unique opportunity to enhance its core skills in planning, coordinating and controlling forces and operations.  “The simulated scenarios unfolding in this exercise mirror the kinds of situations that NZDF personnel face when deployed to respond to a variety of contingencies,” said Royal […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    While bringing soldiers and marines from Australia and Tonga to New Zealand for exercise Southern Katipo 2017, Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules became part of the exercise scenario at Picton Harbor. Choules demonstrated her versatility when she arrived alongside at Picton in New Zealand’s South Island only a week after supporting the real humanitarian […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force members have demonstrated their commitment to supporting regional neighbours in need, as Exercise Croix du Sud in New Caledonia comes to an end.   Croix du Sud, which means “Southern Cross” in French, is a multinational military exercise organised every two years by the French Armed Forces in New Caledonia, with a […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Almost 200 members of the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force are joining forces with personnel from across the region in a major humanitarian relief exercise in the South Pacific.   Exercise Croix du Sud, which is French for “Southern Cross’, is being hosted by France in New Caledonia. The scenario is based on the […]