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The Navy’s Vision and Mission

Waitangi 2016

Our role is to contribute to the security of our nations, and the people of New Zealand. We "Advance New Zealand's Interests from the Sea."

We serve New Zealand, We are experts in the maritime domain and our area of expertise is the maritime environment, the oceans and the seas.

He Heremana ahau, I am a sailor.


  • To be the best small nation Navy in the world


  • Advance New Zealand's interests from the sea

Our Navy Creed

I am a sailor of the Royal New Zealand Navy
Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa
I represent the proud heritage of those who have gone before me
I serve to protect our people and our whanau with integrity and mana
I will follow those above me and lead those below me
I embody the Navy’s Core Values – Courage, Commitment,
Comradeship and will challenge those who do not
He heramana ahau, I am a sailor

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