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13 December 2018 - Battle of the River Plate, 1939

  • As the guns of HMS Achilles opened fire on the 13th of December 1939, little did her ship’s company know they were the first Kiwi unit to engage the enemy in World War Two
  • The battle [pdf, 1.61mb, 21 pages]

16 December 2018 - HMS Neptune Service

  • 10 am Church service - St Christopher's, Devonport Naval Base

19 December 2018 - HMS Neptune, 1941

  • New Zealand’s worst naval tragedy, the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Neptune struck enemy mines and sank off Libya, 19 Dec 1941. Of the 764 men who lost their lives, 150 were New Zealanders
  • Church Service - Sunday 16 December 2018

26-28 January 2019 - SeePort & Auckland Anniversary Day

5 February 2019 - Ahoy Waitangi

  • Northland (Tai Tokerau) school engagement programme
  • Ministry of Education

6 February 2019 - Waitangi Day celebrations

  • Key events:
  • Dawn service
  • Royal Guard of Honour
  • Maori Cultural Group
  • RNZN Band
  • Gun Salute & Fly Pass
  • Beat Retreat and Ceremonial Sunset
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