Celebrating our 75th Anniversary
International Naval Review 17-22 November 2016
November is almost here with the 75th's pinnacle event, the International Naval Review. Throughout 2016 we have been celebrating and commemorating the service, commitment and sacrifice of the men and women who have proudly served the Royal New Zealand Navy.
On 1 October 1941, His Majesty King George VI approved the designation "Royal New Zealand Navy" for the regular element of the New Zealand Naval Forces.
2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of our Navy.
The International Naval Review in Auckland Harbour will take place over 17-22 November and will be the highlight of the year. Navies from around the world will be represented to help us celebrate our 75th Anniversary.
17 Nov - Formation Entry (5am - 2pm, Auckland Harbour)
18 Nov - The "1,000 Sailor" street march (11:30am - 12:15pm, Queen Street, Auckland)
19 Nov - International Naval Review (12:30pm - 2:30pm, Auckland Harbour)
20 Nov - Ships open to visitors (10am - 4pm, Auckland waterfront)
20 Nov - Divine service (2pm, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland)
22 Nov - Fleet departure (10am onwards, Auckland Harbour)
18-20 Nov - Naval Interactive Exhibition open to the public daily (10am - 4pm, The Cloud, Queens Wharf, 89 Quay Street, Auckland)
For more information on events visit the 75th Anniversary website www.nznavy75.co.nz
Download Events Poster [PDF]
Siemens Navy Players Tour hits Greymouth and Westport this week
In partnership with Siemens, this hilarious deconstruction of nearly 250 years of history brings to life the turbulent past of the Royal New Zealand Navy - navigating its way around the world's oceans through song, santire and silliness.
Family-friendly and sure to appeal to history and theatre buffs - naval history has never been so much fun!