Uplifted - a photographic exhibition 'Goodbye Kaikoura'
by Dan Kerins
Uplifted is a photographic exhibition depicting the days after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand’s South Island on 14 November 2016. An adaptation of the Aftermath exhibition from Kaikoura Museum, Uplifted is specially curated for the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Alongside Kerins’ images of the cracked and shaken landscape are ones showing the Navy’s in the first few days after the quake. Shot in black and white, the photographs are full of contrast: the busy, resolute movements of the relief effort versus the stillness of the land; the relief of tourists being evacuated onto naval vessels versus the anxiety of residents queued up at the supermarket to stock up on supplies.
Dan Kerins is a Kaikoura resident, builder and photographer.
17 June – 20 August
Admission is free | 10am to 5pm, seven days
National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Devonport, Auckland
Navy Veteran Wins Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award
Lieutenant Commander Kerry Tutty has won the 2017 Sir Peter Blake Leadership award.
The award recognised LT CDR Tutty as a highly-respected leader in the Royal New Zealand Navy for more than three decades.
LT CDR Tutty, who has seen operational service in Iraq, Kosovo and Timor-Leste, has been the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s operational base since 2016.
During the RNZN’s 75th anniversary celebrations last year LT CDR Tutty and her team looked after visiting ships from 12 nations.
When the Kaikoura earthquake struck during those celebrations she and her team worked to deliver the change in plans to assist with the emergency response.
LT CDR Tutty is also a national representative athlete and volunteer sports coach. She is a highly-respected leader within the Royal New Zealand Navy, renowned for her drive and compassion, her ability to connect with others, and her strong advocacy of diversity and inclusiveness.
Her leadership ability has been recognised at the highest level within the service, and she is currently attending the Defence Force’s Command and Staff College to complete a Masters of Defence and Strategic Studies.