Warriors of the Sea—Te Taua Moana initiative launched
Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer has launched another initiative to move the Navy forward—Te Taua Moana, Warriors of the Sea.
“This phrase embodies who we are and what we do,” says RA Steer. “It is a principle that compels us to strive for excellence in all we do. It is a commitment that reflects the warrior ethos of the profession of arms we all belong to.
“Our Navy is the guardian of New Zealand's Maritime Domain. It is our job to ensure safe passage for New Zealand's shipping, to safeguard our maritime environment, to protect our fisheries and other resources and to go to the aid of our neighbours in times of disaster and other need.
“We are prepared and able to go into harm’s way in combat; it is the high end of what embodies our fighting spirit and an expectation of those for whom we serve, all New Zealanders. “
The image above right is one of the Warriors of the Sea posters produced for this initiative. You will see it and more like it on our base, ships and elsewhere. The three warriors in it are (from left) ASCS Hayden Newport, POSCS Josh Tatana and LWTR Jolene Stewart.
Read CN's full With All Despatch on the Warriors of the Sea initiative.
NAVY OPEN DAY
Saturday 29 March 10am—4pm, Queens Parade, Devonport
Everyone is welcome to visit Devonport Naval Base for a full open day of ship and base tours. Band performances, damage control displays, parade display, helicopter flying demonstrations, kapa haka performances and much more.
Parking will be at a premium so we recommend you take public transport—especially if you are crossing the harbour: take the ferry.