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.
12 Parade night
1. MSFT (Fleet Gym, 1830)
2. Seamanship CT
3. ADJ Compartments
15 DC training.
16 Branch activities.
26 Branch activities.
2 HODs’ meeting.
9 Parade night.
13 LTCDR William Sanders VC DSO RNR Centenary Service.
23 Parade night.
11-15 Mership 03/17.
12 Unit Stand down.
19 MTO Refresher 03.
26 Divisional & ADMIN.
29-30 Combined NGA / NGA (TAU) Workplace First Aid training.
02 HODs’ Meeting.
09 Parade Night – Branch MTO R 4.
12-13 Combined NGA / NGA (TAU) WHT – TBC
16 Unit Stand Down
19-20 AWQ – Tamaki Leadership Centre (Steyr only).
23 Parade Night – Whole Ship; Divisional & ADMIN.
30 Unit Stand Down.
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