Welcome to 2017
"It is an exciting time to be in our Navy"
Throughout 2016 we celebrated 75 years of the Royal New Zealand Navy and conducted the normal activities of the Navy. The Navy continued to train, participate in exercises, conduct workups and deploy on operations from the Southern Ocean to the Equator, including disaster relief operations afar and at home.
The International Naval Review and the events in the South Island underscored how professional and agile the Navy is. "Running a very large, highly complex, multi-dimensional naval operation while responding to the earthquake in Kaikoura, adapting to the closure of Defence House and supporting operations from Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand certainly gave the Navy a workout".
2017 will be another busy year for Defence, in the coming weeks the fleet prepares to head back to sea after the Christmas break paving the way towards the Navy of the future.
It is an exciting time to be in the Navy.
Earthquake support for Kaikoura - thank you...
…Last month’s International Naval Review and the events in the South Island underscored how professional and agile our Navy is.
Chief of Navy