Naval Task Group - Australia and Asia
HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Endeavour
A Naval Task Group departed New Zealand in February for an extensive deployment to Australia and Asia to participate in exercises, undertake port visits and attend the Republic of Singapore's International Naval Review.
HMNZS Te Mana joined the Task Group for the first leg to Australia - From Australia Te Kaha and Endeavour will head north to Asia conducting a number of activities and port visits in both South East Asia and North Asia. The deployment will conclude in late July with both ships returning to New Zealand in August.
The deployment offers a great opportunity to further deepen our engagement with countries across the region, including training with defence partners and friends so we are able to work more effectively together in the future.
The Naval Task Group will take part in the annual Five Power Defence Arrangement (FPDA) Exercise Bersama Shield. The exercise is attended by the founding members of the FPDA: Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
The ships will also take part in the Republic of Singapore's International Naval Review and International Maritime Defence Exhibition. Port visits include: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, the Philippines, Republic of Korea and Japan.
Anzac Day Gallipoli 2017
On 25 April each year we commemorate the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
In 2017, Australia and New Zealand will conduct the iconic Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorations Site at Gallipoli, starting at 5:30am after an overnight vigil. Later that morning Australia will conduct a memorial service at Lone Pine, commencing at 9:30am and New Zealand will conduct its own memorial service at Chunuk Bair, commencing at 11:30am.
For more information and frequently asked questions, visit the WW100 website ww100.govt.nz