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Are those activities that protect and advance New Zealand's security interests. Activities include Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR), peacekeeping, search and rescue, coalition support and combat operations.


South Pacific

  • CALYPSO (Pacific Islands Fisheries Patrols) Series
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Patrols. Operation CALYPSO and TUA MOANA are military operations employing naval ships, surveillance aircraft and government agencies deploying to the South Pacific Ocean to conduct defence diplomacy and enhanced maritime...
  • South Pacific Patrols
    The Offshore Patrol Vessels OTAGO and WELLINGTON regularly visit islands of the South Pacific where they undertake defence diplomacy, training and civil support duties, and participate in multi-national fisheries patrols. The Offshore Patrol...

Sub-Antarctic & Southern Ocean

  • Sub-Antarctic Resupply and Fishery Patrols
    The Offshore Patrol Vessels OTAGO and WELLINGTON regularly patrol the waters of the Sub-Antarctic Islands and the Southern Ocean in support of the Department of Conservation and Ministry of Primary Industries. During Southern Ocean patrols the...

Anti-Piracy Patrols

  • TE MANA to take part in Anti-Piracy patrol
    HMNZS TE MANA will be taking part in international anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman from late 2013. TE MANA will join the Combined Maritime Force (CMF), which is the multinational task group designed to combat...

New Zealand

  • Fishery and Border Patrols
    While all RNZN ships undertake patrol duties when sailing in New Zealand waters regular fisheries and border patrols are the primary responsibility of the four Inshore Patrol and two Offshore Patrol vessels of the Patrol Force.

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