Launch of Badge competition for HMNZS AOTEAROA
A unique opportunity for New Zealanders to design the badge for the Navy's next ship
Soon, the Royal New Zealand Navy will welcome HMNZS AOTEAROA – the replacement replenishment ship for HMNZS ENDEAVOUR.
Like every other ship in the Navy’s fleet, Aotearoa will have an official badge. But first we need one designed and this is your opportunity to have a hand in that. The badge will be an enduring symbol of the ship, displayed on plaques, the ship itself and on crew members’ uniforms.
“It will reflect the name of the ship, its meaning and what it represents to New Zealand,” says Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral John Martin. “It should be something simple yet striking.”
So for your opportunity to design a piece of Navy history, visit www.aotearoa.mil.nz - It has all the details on the competition, the prizes, examples of our current ship badges, how to download a badge template and how to submit it.
Prime Minister visits the Navy
At the weekend, the Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Bill English accompanied by the Minister of Defence, The Honourable Mark Mitchell and the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral John Martin took time out to visit Devonport Naval Base.
Nicole Bancroft shows the Prime Minister the task she is working on during a visit to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre.
Paula Dacey and Kathryn Sherley speak to the Prime Minister on the bridge of HMNZS Te Mana.