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24 March: Devonport Naval Base Open Day 10am - 4pm

  • The Devonport Naval Base will open its gates at 10am to the public on Saturday 24 March 2018. Come and see your Navy in action - Free ship and base tours, band performances, damage control displays, parade and precision marching, helicopters, kapa haka performances and more!
  • You're invited to make a day of it, bringing friends and family to Devonport for a great day out. Food and drink will be available.
  • Ships open to the public include: HMNZ Ships Te Mana with helicopter, Hawea & Taupo, and many more activities
  • See more on the Open Day go to the Navy’s Facebook page @NZNavy which will have updated event news.
  • Plan your journey - visit Auckland Transport 

29 March: Fleet Divisions

  • Reviewing Officer, the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

6-8 April: 75th Anniversary - HMNZS MOA Sinking

  • On the 7th of April 1943, the Moa while refuelling from the American oil barge Erskine M. Phelps at Tulagi Harbour, in  the Solomon Islands, came under attack from Japanese aircraft. Both vessels were caught by surprise Moa took a direct hit and sank by the bow within four minutes. Five seaman died and 15 were wounded. More
  • Only a few months earlier on 29 January 1943, Moa and Kiwi sank the Japanese Submarine I-1 off Kanimbo Bay on the northern tip of Guadalcanal
  • A commemorative service at the wreck site and other events will take place in the Solomon Islands over the weekend 6-8 April

25 April: Anzac Day

  • Commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand solders - the Anzacs - on Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915
  • Across New Zealand, Australia and around the world dawn services and ceremonies at war memorials will remember those who have gone before us, a rich tradition and ritual befitting a military funeral
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