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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    A Hamilton Boys High School old boy is one of six new Navy Divers who have managed to pass the gruelling 16 week training course required to become an expert diver in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Ordinary Diver Samuel Dickey joined the Navy to travel the world and test himself both physically and mentally. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered HMNZS Aotearoa, a new Polar-class logistics support vessel, to the Royal New Zealand Navy.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for the Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INTS) that the company has delivered and installed across the Royal New Zealand Navy fleet.   Under the terms of this contract, OSI will act as the design authority, and provide software and hardware upgrades, engineering support, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, announced that the Royal New Zealand Navy has chosen to purchase three upgraded seats of SeeTrack Military. The Royal New Zealand Navy, one of SeeByte’s longest-standing customers, first purchased three seats of SeeTrack Military in 2006. The software is now used globally by […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navigators aboard HMAS Warramunga have completed a two week deployment to New Zealand as a final stage of the Surface Combatant Navigation Course. Navigators from the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navies conducted precision pilotages around the coast of New Zealand during which the ship also conducted port visits to Auckland and Wellington. The New […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy diving support vessel HMNZS Manawanui is scheduled to pay a final visit to her homeport city later this month before being officially decommissioned in February. The town of Whitianga in the Waikato Region of New Zealand’s North Island, is the home port for Manawanui, though it is not based there. The ship […]

  • 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, […]

  • 11 October 2011

      A member of the Royal New Zealand Navy was injured as they transferred crew members from the stricken cargo ship Rena to the Port of … (nzherald) [mappress] Source: nzherald, October 11, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s diving support and hydrographic survey vessel has arrived in New Zealand after a 46-day voyage from Norway. The former offshore support vessel MV Edda Fonn underwent conversion work in Denmark before heading for Wellington, via Panama. Future HMNZS Manawanui will officially be handed over to the to the Crown on […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Bersama Shield, an annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) Field Training Exercise, started April 18. The exercise is attended by the founding members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements: Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. More than 200 Australian Defence Force personnel will participate in the exercise being held in FPDA exercise […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac frigate HMNZS Te Kaha received an award by the US Navy at the Devonport Naval Base on November 2.  The award recognised the support provided by the ship’s company to the US Navy for a week in June/July last year. Te Kaha demonstrated the highest standards of seamanship and […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) recently welcomed the Royal New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer, to discuss Royal New Zealand Navy participation in NATO operations. The New Zealand Warship HMNZS TE MANA became the second partner nation to support NATO’s counter-piracy task force as part of Operation OCEAN SHIELD in 2014. Future […]