Navy in Concert
RNZN Band Presents: Navy in Concert celebrating 75 years of the RNZN
28 June 2016, 7.30pm
The Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of Te Taua Moana, our Navy. The Royal New Zealand Band, in association with Auckland Live, presents a special anniversary concert as part of a programme of celebrations. The Band will pay a special tribute to the brave sailors who lost their lives, while celebrating the proud history of 75 years of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Featuring the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, guest musicians from around New Zealand; this concert will also premier a new work by Anthony Ritchie. ‘Te Moana, op.189’ has been commissioned by the RNZN to mark this 75th Anniversary.
Don’t miss this concert paying celebrating 75 years of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Tickets still available from Ticketmaster or http://tinyurl.com/z6u3zyn
HMNZS OTAGO: The offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago is bound for the south west Pacific to conduct fisheries patrols over the next two months. Otago will be carrying out the patrols to help detect and deter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activity on behalf of several Pacific Islands countries. The NZDF has been supporting fisheries management in the south west Pacific by deploying ships and aircraft to conduct patrols. RNZAF P-3K2 Orion aircraft will also conduct surveillance flights in support of Otago’s patrols. The operation is sponsored by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the ship will carry fisheries officers from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Pacific Islands countries.
"We contribute to maritime surveillance in the region as New Zealand is a member of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency,” MPI compliance manager Gary Orr said.
“Overfishing of tuna stocks affects Pacific Islands countries. By conducting these patrols, we help progress the Pacific-wide campaign to educate and improve compliance with existing laws and regulations.”
Women at Sea Exhibition is now open!
Westpac presents 30 Years: Women and Sea
Visit the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay in Devonport, Auckland
Date: 9 June to 31 July 2016
Location: Navy Museum, Devonport
The New Zealand Defence Force is sending ships, aircraft and personnel to take part in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, and a senior officer of the Royal New Zealand Navy will be playing a key role: commanding the amphibious task force of 13 ships from the task force flag ship USS America. Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled to take place from 30 June to 4 August, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
Date: 30 June - 4 August 2016