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.
26 Branch activities: UK MTO brief
02 HODs’ meeting
09 Parade Night
12-13 WHT – TBC
13 LTCDR William Sanders VC DSO RNR Centenary Service
19-20 AWQ - TBC
23 Parade Night
06 HODs’ meeting
13 Parade Night
- Seamanship CT
- Security presentation
27 Parade Night – branch activities
26 – Divisional & ADMIN (Whole Ship). OIC Brief
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) – TBC
23 Parade Night – Whole Ship; Divisional & ADMIN.
30 Unit Stand Down
03 Merchant Navy Day – Sulphur Point, Tauranga
06 HODs’ Meeting
13 MTO Branch Training
20 Eastland Port (Gisborne) Secondary Port Brief
22-24 Secondary Port visit Gisborne, 5/7 Battalion Liaison
27 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