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Navy Today Issue 242

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May, 2020, Issue 243

In our May edition of Navy Today, we showcase how our Navy gets back to business after the COVID-19 lockdown, and how we trained during it. We outline how our frigates are progressing in Canada, and show our personnel Standing at Dawn for Anzac Day. HMNZS Matataua expertise is used to recover a diver’s body from 120m down, and how Navy is topping an Army-designed extreme endurance course. Our Navy band celebrates 60 years – see what they go up to during lockdown.

Previous Issues

April, 2020, Issue 242

In our April edition of Navy Today we showcase our activities right up to the Level 2, 3 and 4 announcements. HMNZS Canterbury is our feature ship for this issue, as we showcase her substantial Operation Endurance mission to the Sub-Antarctic Islands. It's a multi-capability experience, from helicopters to two-person zodiacs, as the ship races against time and weather to fulfil its mission for our partner Government agencies. You'll meet our Air Force aircrew, bridge watchkeepers, reservists, chefs, navigators, military police, coxswains and army personnel, and how they make Canterbury hum as a Joint Force. Read about how we evacuated Raoul Island just before the Level 4 lockdown. HMNZS Wellington reports on her fisheries patrol around New Zealand, and talks about its mission to use ship's waste more sustainably.

March, 2020, Issue 241

In our March edition of Navy Today we showcase HMNZS Manawanui’s first outing at sea, as she works through her list towards operational readiness. We go behind the scenes as Tamaki Leadership Centre in Whangaparaora converts into a campervan quarantine centre. Commodore Andrew Brown, Commander Logistics, talks about his career. Technology helps our Offshore Patrol Vessels go to colder climes, with a world-first install of modular lifeboats. We outline changes to the Navy reserve forces, and we feature ‘the Rock’ reunion on Motuihe Island.

February 2020, Issue 240

Our first issue of the year celebrates the artwork of Whangarei Primary School and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro (Kaitaia), who won our Ahoy Waitangi competition and spent a day aboard HMNZS Wellington at Waitangi. We go behind the scenes for HMNZS Wellington at White Island, catch up on Aotearoa’s progress and introduce our highest-ranked female, Commodore Melissa Ross.

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