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  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has decommissioned its tanker HMNZS Endeavour after almost 30 years of service. The decommissioning ceremony took place at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland on December 30. HMNZS Endeavour flew her white ensign for the last time earlier this month as she entered Auckland Harbour, flying her 148-meter decommissioning pennant. Endeavour also […]

  • 18 March 2014

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON is back in North Island coastal waters after her latest Operation Endurance voyage with Department of Conservation staff to the remote Antipodes Islands, some 900 km south-east of Bluff.   The offshore patrol vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON visited New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands with Conservation Minister Nick […]

  • 15 June 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy Commander Lisa Hunn became the first woman to assume command of a New Zealand Navy frigate, during a change of command ceremony for HMNZS Te Mana at Devonport Naval Base, on June 14. The June 14 ceremony was one of five that took place in the RNZN in May and June. […]

  • 20 November 2014

    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 […]

  • 4 September 2018

    Gisborne has been chosen as the honorary homeport for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) newly purchased dive and hydrographic vessel. In late August, the country’s government approved the purchase of the 85-meter Edda Fonn, a 15-year-old survey and light construction vessel. The ship will replace the decommissioned dive tender HMNZS Manawanui and hydrographic survey ship […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR recently took a rest in Jakarta, Indonesia. While in port the vessel’s crew conduct work for the charity Habitat for Humanity. HMNZS ENDEAVOUR is on her way to join the frigate HMNZS TE KAHA in Australian waters for Exercise Talisman Sabre. [mappress mapid=”16357″] Naval Today Staff, Image: RNZN

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s new fleet tanker will be equipped with the FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar, the sonar manufacturer has announced. The company said the crew of New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship ever would benefit from real-time 3D data on what is ahead as the tanker navigates the seas. Construction on future HMNZS Aotearoa officially started […]

  • 2 February 2015

    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 […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha engaged in a Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) with Royal Australian Navy’s Durance-class replenishment oiler HMAS Success. The vessels met in the Gulf of Aden region, and together with HMAS Anzac, the three ships will proceed to the Mediterranean and Gallipoli via the Suez Canal. HMNZS Endeavour is filling in for […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    HMZS Te Kaha arrived in Canada for modernization in March 2018.

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s largest ever vessel, the HMNZS Aotearoa, officially started on January 31 with a steel cutting ceremony at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan shipyard in South Korea. The ice-going tanker will be launched in March next year, and enter service in 2020. The tanker acquisition was approved by the New Zealand […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has awarded the prime contract for the frigate combat systems upgrade to Lockheed Martin Canada.   “HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana are nearly 20 years old and it is important to update their self-defence and sensor capabilities systems to a standard comparable to the frigates used […]

  • 23 January 2014

    The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE MANA is ready to join NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield today, which will be the second time that a partner nation has contributed to NATO’s counter-piracy efforts after Ukraine.   NATO welcomed the offer to contribute to the operation from the New Zealand Government in an exchange of […]

  • 8 February 2016

    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 […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy Ship, HMNZS Otago, has spent the last two months in the freezing cold of the Southern Ocean, where she monitored fishing.   The ship was deployed to the region in November 2013, as part of the New Zealand’s membership of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. […]

  • 7 February 2014

    HMNZS Otago, a Protector class off-shore patrol vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy, has ventured into the freezing colds of the Ross Sea around Antarctica within Operation Castle.   See how the Navy coped with the challenges of the extreme weather conditions and adapted to changes on the way. Otago left New Zealand in […]

  • 10 July 2015

    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 […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal New Zealand Navy announced that its newest and largest ever ship to be built will be named HMNZS Aotearoa. The Aotearoa will be an ice-going tanker built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Construction of the new 24,000-tonne vessel will start next year and is expected to be delivered in January 2020. […]

  • 12 March 2014

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS TE MANA returned this morning to Devonport Naval Base after a seven-month deployment.   About 700 family members along with three Seasprite helicopters welcomed TE MANA’s 182 Warriors of the Sea. The ship fired a 17-gun salute as she arrived, replied by a seven-gun salute from the shore […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha arrived home today, August 15, after three months at sea and participating in ‪RIMPAC‬, the world’s largest maritime exercise held in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Te Kaha departed Devonport Naval Base on May 3 participating in work-up exercises with HMNZS Endeavour and the Royal Australian Navy […]

  • 3 September 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Protector class offshore patrol vessel, HMNZS Otago, on August 28th, 2015, hosted a change of command ceremony. LT CDR Andrew Sorensen assumed command of HMNZS OTAGO from LT CDR Tim Garvan in a ceremony alongside at Devonport Naval Base. The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of Navy RADM Jack […]

  • 16 January 2014

    New Zealand and Australian Anzac-class frigates HMNZS TE MANA and HMAS MELBOURNE met up recently in the Arabian Sea.   Both being assigned to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task forces conducing counter-piracy operations, the rendezvous was an opportunity for the ships’ crews to exchange visits and get a taste of home at sea. Three Royal […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has contracted Saab to deliver their TactiCall communications system for New Zealand’s future fleet tanker. The new Maritime Sustainment Capability vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa, will be fitted with the integrated communications system which interconnects communication technologies regardless of radio band, frequency or hardware. Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) will provide in-service support […]

  • 24 February 2016

    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 […]

  • 13 June 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s fleet oiler returned to her homeport of Devonport Naval Base on June 13 completing her last operational deployment. The 30-year-old Endeavour wrapped up a four-month South-east Asia deployment and is set to be decommissioned later this year. HMNZS Endeavour started her service in April 1988 after being built in South Korea. Endeavour is […]

  • 22 April 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Wellington sailed into Wellington, her homeport, today. The vessel was joined by New Caledonia-based FNS Vendemiaire for a formation entry. HMNZS Wellington proceeded to the Queen’s Wharf, where she moored, while the FNS Vendemiaire went to the refuelling wharf and will join her companion tomorrow. Both vessel are in Wellington for the Anzac […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Hawera woman Catriona Linders will next week sail into Taranaki alongside her 52 ship mates onboard HMNZS ENDEAVOUR, the Royal New Zealand Navy’s replenishment tanker. HMNZS ENDEAVOUR will be visiting her home port of New Plymouth, the first visit by the ship since October 2010. The ship will be alongside from 21-25 March, with members […]

  • 16 February 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS Te Kaha left Devonport Naval Base this morning. The vessel is off to a five-month deployment and after a month of sea- training off the coast of Western Australia, the frigate will head north-west for Gallipoli where it will join the 100-year anniversary commemorations of the Anzac Day landings. HMNZS Te Kaha […]