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  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    New Zealand’s Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee launched the Defence White Paper 2016 on June 8, announcing a 15-year modernisation plan worth nearly $20 billion. While the paper announces that several Navy assets would be replaced or enhanced, it does not provide details on the options considered or the amount of funds dedicated for the acquisitions. The government intends to […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore that were initially supposed to take part in the New Zealand Navy’s naval fleet review have changed their course to help in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit New Zealand. The town of Kaikoura was hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude quake on […]

  • 20 July 2017

    Governments of New Zealand the Republic of Chile on Thursday signed a new arrangement enhancing the two nations’ coordination on search and rescue missions. With a combined search and rescue (SAR) area of roughly 60 million square kilometers, the new agreement aims to improve the SAR efforts of the two countries. Maritime New Zealand director Keith […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Air New Zealand announced on June 20 that its Gas Turbines unit won four contracts worth up to USD$42 million to service U.S. Navy ship engines. The contracts will see the company service and overhaul General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines that power much of the US Navy’s fleet over the next few years. Air New Zealand chief […]

  • 29 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    New Zealand’s defense minister marked the official start of construction works on a new base for the country’s future P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with a sod-turning ceremony on November 29. The home for the new fleet of submarine-hunting aircraft is being built at RNZAF Base Ohakea. “The government’s investment in Ohakea will ensure the […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy is hosting a 15-nation International Naval Review to mark the 75th anniversary of its existence. The review is scheduled to take place in Auckland next month and is set to see at least 20 vessels and a number of aircraft take part in exercises and manifestations. For the first time in over […]

  • 7 March 2013

    Two of the New Zealand Navy’s Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) have steamed over 5000 nautical miles – six times the length of New Zealand – in the past four weeks patrolling New Zealand’s coastline. HMNZ Ships ROTOITI and TAUPO have been hard at work patrolling New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covering almost 9,500km, the […]

  • 31 October 2013

    The United States and New Zealand announced on Monday a resumption of military-to-military contacts as part of expanded defense cooperation that will see the first visit by a New Zealand naval vessel to an American port in more than three decades. The announcement followed a meeting at the Pentagon between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    New Zealand intends to deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) inshore patrol vessel to Fiji for three months in 2018 to support maritime and fisheries surveillance. The RNZN inshore patrol vessel will be deployed to Fiji between May and August 2018. Later this year, a New Zealand offshore patrol vessel will also conduct complementary patrols […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    More than 75 years after the Second World War, decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) diving support vessel Manawanui will soon be fighting environmental hazards at key sites across the southern Pacific. Decommissioned from the RNZN in February 2018 after 30 years of service, former HMNZS Manawanui has been handed over to her new owners […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Industry news

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced today it won an order to build a 23,000 ton class logistics support vessel for New Zealand Defence Force’s Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project. HHI was selected as a preferred bidder in December 2015. HHI will deliver the logistics support vessel to New Zealand by the end of 2019. Under […]

  • 5 December 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy laser airborne depth sounder flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand. The Cairns-based flight has conducted a hydrographic survey of the sea floor in the coastal margins of the north-east coast of the South Island following the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake near […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Veterans who served New Zealand in the Korean War are invited to register expressions of interest in attending commemorations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, in the Republic of Korea in July this year. New Zealand answered the first United Nations call for assistance in Korea on 29 June 1950, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    New Zealand is buying four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States to replace its ageing Orions, the government announced July 9. The four aircraft will replace the six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New Zealand’s Navy will receive a new support vessel after Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced that the government approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. The littoral operations support vessel will provide a platform for Royal New Zealand Navy hydrography, deep […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    New Zealand Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has given approval for the NZDF to seek a replacement for the naval tanker HMNZS Endeavour.   “To operate effectively the NZDF needs to provide fuel and logistical support to its deployed ships, helicopters and vehicles,” says Dr Coleman. “This capability is crucial given New Zealand’s […]

  • 2 September 2015

    Commodore John Martin has been selected as the next chief of New Zealand Navy, replacing Rear Admiral Jack Steer who will retire on 30 November. New Zealand Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee made the announcement on 1 September. CDRE Martin joined the Royal NZ Navy as a radar plotter in 1979 and has had a wide […]

  • 21 July 2016

    The U.S. Navy will send one of its ships to attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary later this year. What makes this announced visit so extraordinary is that the designated US Navy ship would be the first in 31 years to visit New Zealand. New Zealand’s Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act […]

  • 4 November 2016

    U.S. Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Sampson departed Hawaii on November 3 and headed to New Zealand where it will participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy International Naval Review in Auckland. Culminating a request extended by the Government of New Zealand for a U.S. Navy ship to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has held an official naming ceremony for its new tanker at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. HMZS Aotearea, which will be the largest ship in the navy fleet once it is delivered, was named after being launched in April this year. Following her sea trials, Aotearoa will […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Future HMNZS Aotearoa, the largest ship ever built for the Royal New Zealand Navy, was launched at Hyundai Heavy Industries’s Ulsan shipyard in South Korea on April 24. Aotearoa now begins six months of fit out before her formal naming ceremony in Ulsan, South Korea, attended by the Governor-General of New Zealand and Aotearoa’s ship […]

  • 18 March 2016

    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 […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Equipment & technology

    KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force for the delivery of Penguin Mk 2 Mod 7 anti-ship missiles and associated equipment. The missiles will be deployed on the Royal New Zealand Navy new Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters. ”This contract strongly confirms the Penguin missile’s position as the leading missile […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha has arrived in Canada where she will undergo combat management system upgrades at Seaspan’s shipyard in Victoria, British Columbia.  The 25-day passage to British Columbia was marked by a brief port visit in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor where Te Kaha and her crew represented New Zealand as part of the […]

  • 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 […]