Royal New Zealand Navy
02/20/2017 at 07:32. Facebook
Today at Devonport Naval Base a Change of Watch ceremony was held for the Warrant Officer of the Navy. Warrant Officer Steve Bourke relinquished his post to Warrant Officer Wayne Dyke. Congratulations Warrant Officer Dyke on your appointment. Thank you for your service Warrant Officer Bourke.
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As Art Deco devotees enjoyed the sunshine on Marine Parade in Napier today, the formal delivery of the ship's bell of HMS Veronica into Sun Bay was carried out by the Navy and Westshore Sea Scouts, headlined by the Royal New Zealand Navy Band.
The bell of HMS VERONICA was transported into the Veronica Sun Bay on Marine Parade with a full military ceremony, contrasting with the carefree Gatsby Picnic on a hot Sunday afternoon. More photos to come.
In a tribute to the Navy's connection with Napier, a legacy of the aid provided during the 1931 earthquake, Napier's Art Deco Festival held its first Thank God for the Navy breakfast at the Mission Estate Winery this morning.
Royal New Zealand Navy
02/16/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
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Image of Art Deco Festival in Napier. Lieutenant Seamus Shaw, Lance Kenton, Hawke's Bay, Leading Aircraftsman James, Toni Blewett, Napier, Lieutenant Cameron Ogle and Dorothy Sampson, Taupo.
Royal New Zealand Navy
02/18/2017 at 23:55. Facebook
Amazing weather at the Art Deco festival, with the Great Gatsby picnic underway.
Royal New Zealand Navy
02/18/2017 at 23:25. Facebook
The crowd on Marine Parade for the ringing of the Veronica Bell at the Art Deco Festival, Napier.
Royal New Zealand Navy
02/18/2017 at 04:22. Facebook
More images from the Vintage Car parade at the Art Deco Festival in Napier, featuring the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and crews from HMNZS WELLINGTON and TAUPO.
Royal New Zealand Navy
02/18/2017 at 04:15. Facebook
Rain was steady but the crowd turned out in the hundreds to line Emerson Street in Napier for the Vintage Car Parade, kicked off with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and crew from HMNZS TAUPO and WELLINGTON.
Royal New Zealand Navy
02/17/2017 at 08:46. Facebook
It's all about flappers, fedoras and furs, with plenty of real Art Deco architecture to match. The rain halted for a magical Friday at the Sound Shell in Napier for a warm evening of Art Deco glamour. Sadly the flypast and the RNZN band were called off due to weather, but there's plenty more Navy action with crews from HMNZS WELLINGTON and TAUPO on Saturday and Sunday, including the Vintage...
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Royal New Zealand Navy
02/14/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
This morning 94 young New Zealanders assembled in the Hall of Remembrance in the Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy and attested into the Naval Forces. They were welcomed by Assistant Chief of Navy Personnel and Training (CAN P&T), Captain Richard Walker before swearing allegiance to the Queen and embarking on Basic Common Training Course 17/01. Over the next 18 weeks they will be taught the...
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Royal New Zealand Navy
02/16/2017 at 06:39. Facebook
This morning 94 young New Zealanders assembled in the Hall of Remembrance in the Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy and attested into the Naval Forces. They were welcomed by Assistant Chief of Navy Personnel and Training (CAN P&T), Captain Richard Walker before swearing allegiance to the Queen and embarking on Basic Common Training Course 17/01. Over the next 18 weeks they will be taught the...
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Royal New Zealand Navy
02/14/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
HMNZS Otago is assisting the Department of Conservation and MetService New Zealand on Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku, a sub-Antarctic Island approximately 700km south of New Zealand. Over the week the ship’s company will help with upgrading the boardwalks and clean up overgrown grass and bush, making for easier access to huts on the island. It was also a chance for crew to explore further and...
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Royal New Zealand Navy
02/14/2017 at 05:10. Facebook
Warrant Officer Wayne Dyke joined the Navy in 1986 and has progressed to become the highest-ranked sailor in our Navy. His advice to others is to grab opportunities when they come. β€œNever turn down an opportunity, even if you feel it may take you out of your comfort zone. It will give you more training. You never know what opportunities it will lead to – often it will be bigger and better...
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Hold on tight! HMNZS Te Kaha experiencing some rough seas in the Tasman.
A montage of pictures from HMNZS CANTERBURY, hosting deputy prime minister Paula Bennett during Waitangi weekend (plus a couple of swim photos).
Sailors will recognise the tradition of β€œhands to bathe”, demonstrated in this photo from HMNZS CANTERBURY at Waitangi, with sailors taking their required dip from the loading dock.
LIVE from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for the closing sunset ceremony. HMNZS Canterbury & HMNZS Wellington anchored in the bay in background (sorry it's a tad breezy).

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LIVE from the Waitangi Treaty Ground as we celebrate Waitangi Day.

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The sun rising on the 2017 Waitangi Day. Happy Waitangi Day New Zealand!

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