Welcome to HMNZS NGAPONA.
The name NGAPONA is taken from a Maori proverb relating to the three peaks of Rangitoto, a prominent island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. The ship's badge denotes the Kaka, a native bird that was originally found on Rangitoto.
Ship's Motto: 'We serve together'
HMNZS NGAPONA Tauranga Unit was established in 1989 as Tauranga Port HQ. In 2007, the Unit was reconfigured as a Sub Unit of Auckland’s RNZNVR Division, HMNZS NGAPONA. Situated within the Port of Tauranga, the Unit’s location is ideally suited to Maritime Trade Organisation (MTO) training, the branch to which the majority of its personnel belong. Other personnel at the unit include Seaman or Technical specialists.
22 Parade Night – WHT
25–26 AWQ at TLC, Whangaparaoa.
1 HOD’s Meeting
2 Fallen Heroes Trust quiz night and auction 2017
8 Parade night
· Seamanship circuit training
· Security brief
22 Branch activities
25-26 weekend branch activities – TBA
5 HOD’s Meeting
12 Parade Night
· Various MONICAR Serials
· ANZAC day brief
25 ANZAC Day parade
· DNB wall
· Local parade
26 Branch activities
15 Parade Night – Whole Ship –
· RNZN Fitness Testing 3/6 BN Branch;
· MTO Refresher 8.
22 Parade Night – Branch,
· MTO Refresher, 8 and or,
· WHT 3/6 BN as prerequisite for AWQ.
24–25 AWQ at TLC, Whangaparaoa
· Transit DNB PM 24th, 25th, then o/c transit Tauranga
01 – HOD’s Meeting.
Above Image: Palmer Building Main Entrance.
Address: Palmer Building, Devonport Naval Base, Auckland.
PO Box: Private Bag 32901, Devonport, Auckland.
Phone: (09) 445-5404 or 445-5405
Fax: (09) 445-5406
TAURANGA SUB UNIT
PO Box: PO Box 5003, Mt Maunganui
Phone: (07) 575-8296