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  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC Frigate program, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has successfully completed the SAT (Sea Acceptance Trials) of OSI’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS), or Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS).   Military integrated bridge systems are installed predominantly only on new build vessels – this is one of a […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    A Change of Command ceremony for the Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON was held on 24 January at Devonport Naval Base. Commander Dave McEwan RNZN (left) relinquished Command of HMNZS WELLINGTON and Lieutenant Commander Phil Rowe RNZN (right) assumed Command in a ceremony onboard WELLINGTON. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer presided over the […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel will form part of the Queen’s Honour Guard around the Royal Barge on Sunday,  June 3 when over one thousand boats sail on the River Thames in support of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. One of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river will pass under 14 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The two vessels were retired after only ten years of service.

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy recently shared photos of an ‘Anzac taskforce’ exercising off the coast of Queensland, Australia. RNZN’s frigate Te Kaha spent the past week working with an Australian Naval taskforce in preparation for exercise RIMPAC, the world’s largest maritime exercise. The Anzac taskforce has consisted of HMNZS Te Kaha, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Success and HMAS Ballarat. Anzac task […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy is using Vestdavit boat handling technology to train its sailors at the new Devonport Naval Base training facility, Auckland, which is set to open in March. The new center includes a purpose-built landside facility housing a replica inshore patrol vessel, plus an innovative seamanship training aids facility pontoon (STA). The […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy decommissioned its diving and mine counter-measures support ship HMNZS Manawanui in a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base on February 23. The ship was paid off after 30 years of service and the ship’s White Ensign was lowered for the very last time. Manawanui was commissioned into the navy in 1988. She was built in […]

  • 20 September 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy tanker HMNZS Endeavour will join a wider defense force effort to help bring fuel around the country by sea and road after the sole supply pipeline of jet fuel in Auckland was punctured by a digger last week, triggering a jet fuel shortage. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral (RADM) Jack Steer, thanked Royal Australian Navy personnel for their contribution within the last year in assisting the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in various operations from onboard HMNZS Wellington. RADM Steer was able to personally thank the Australians before they left for Exercise Southern Katipowith in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British navigation and surveillance company Kelvin Hughes on Thursday announced it has been selected to deliver its navigation equipment for the largest Royal New Zealand Navy ship currently under construction in South Korea. Under a contract awarded by shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, Kelvin Hughes will supply its integrated navigation bridge system (INBS) for future HMNZS Aotearoa. Aotearoa […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Industry news

    HMNZS RESOLUTION, the RNZN’s principal hydrographic survey vessel will decommission from service at a formal ceremony in the Devonport Naval Base on Friday 27 April 2012. Media are invited to the event which will be attended by the Chief of Navy and other senior military dignitaries. During the ceremony the Ship’s New Zealand White Ensign […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 October 2016

    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 […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS TE MANA will spend the next month undertaking activities in support of defence diplomacy, in South East and North East Asia. Having successfully participated in Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD, a Five Power Defence Arrangements exercise also involving Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, HMNZS TE MANA is now […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Reinvigoration of collaborative at-sea training as part of Exercise ANZAC 2013 is underway with HMNZS Te Mana conducting a Unit Readiness Work Up with an integrated Australian and New Zealand assessment team. Sea Training Unit – Major Fleet Units (STU-MFU) personnel embarked Te Mana to conduct a Force Integration Training phase of her work up […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Hyundai Heavy Industries hosted a keel laying ceremony for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s future tanker HMZS Aotearoa at its shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, on August 13. Aotearoa’s keel laying consisted of more than 500 tonnes of carefully constructed keel blocks being positioned together in the dry dock, where she will continue to expand […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy recently opened an Anzac combat system trainer following the first major milestone of the New Zealand Anzac frigate system upgrade project. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin opened the combat system trainer at the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal New Zealand Navy base in Devonport on February 16, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San has rolled out the red carpet for Royal Australian Navy sailors during the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 (MCMEX 14) in New Zealand.   Members of the Australian MCM Diving Detachment, drawn from HMAS Diamantina and Clearance Dive Team One, and […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The decommissioned survey and littoral warfare support ship HMNZS RESOLUTION has been sold and left Devonport Naval Base on Saturday, according to Royal New Zealand Navy’s social media. The vessel, now names GEO RESOLUTION, is the latest addition to the fleet of the international maritime survey company EGS Group. RESOLUTION (formerly USNS TENACIOUS) was bought […]

  • 18 May 2012

    Royal New Zealand Navy patrol ships will continue protecting New Zealand’s coastal waters 365 days of the year, the Navy has confirmed. Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Tony Parr, says New Zealanders will notice little difference as the Navy reorganises how it delivers its patrol commitments during a period when it is focused on regenerating […]