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Navy Today is the RNZN's magazine.  Published every month, Navy Today provides news and stories about the work and activities of the RNZN in New Zealand and around the world.

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Navy Today November 2019

Contents: Aotearoa naming ceremony, Sailor of the Year, Pukaki and Rotoiti decommission, update on Manawanui, Otago at Tuia 250, 30 years in the Navy, Otago's snake mascot and coaching in the RNZN. Navy Today - Issue 238 [PDF, 2.7MB, 36 pages]


Navy Today October 2019

Contents: Matataua at home and abroad, Special Forces at work, celebrating Kaupapa Maori, Navy Band variety, Merchant Navy Day, Navy Tattoos, Leander dynasty and Defence Blacks. Navy Today - Issue 237 [PDF, 4MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today September 2019

Contents: Watchdog for Pacific fisheries, posting to Korea’s border, Matataua assists police search, on top of mental health, passionate about uniform, the warm in the tropics Navy museum refresh, first class fitness pass and DCN tackles cross-country. Navy Today - Issue 236 [PDF, 2.7MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today August 2019


Contents: The Prime Minister’s visit to Tokelau, the new CO of HMNZS Hawea, how we’re reviving the Navy cutlass into the sailor’s ceremonial drill, an officer achieving her degree under the Navy’s Tangaroa Study Scheme and we compare NZDF’s current pistol with what we used in the past. Navy Today - Issue 235 [PDF, 3.1MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today July 2019

Navy Today Issue 234


Contents: MANAWANUI commissioning, Exercise Talisman Sabre, Hiki Ano 19 analysis, a first for the Seaman Combat Specialists, Loadmaster on duty, Great-grandfather to BCT recruit, Mercy Ships, Navy sponsors school robotics and Tower de Force success.Navy Today - Issue 234 [PDF, 2.50MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today June 2019


Contents:  The Navy’s ‘surge’ in professional training across May and June, helicopter training, the first light jackstay between Protector-class vessels, and virtual engineering using simulation. We welcome HMNZS Manawanui to New Zealand, and introduce No. 6 Squadron’s new Commanding Officer. Navy Today - Issue 233 [PDF, 2.30MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today May 2019


Contents:  HMNZ Ships Otago and Wellington divide up the South Island in fisheries patrols; Aotearoa launches in Korea; our best selection of Anzac Day images; Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be our ship’s sponsor for HMNZS Manawanui; we look at the evolving nature of Cadet Forces and what they give to society and the NZDF, and HMNZS Te Kaha’s crew showcase lifesaving skills at a neighbouring school. Navy Today - Issue 232 [PDF, 2.53MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today April 2019


Contents:  We explore the skills that make up the expert Navy Hydrographer; HMNZS Wellington resupplies Raoul Island, with an Army sister joining forces with her Navy sibling; a special forces team descends on HMNZS Canterbury and we sign in a new Commander for HMNZS Te Mana, who starts her frigate systems upgrade in Canada.  Navy Today - Issue 231 [PDF, 3.61MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today March 2019

Navy Today Cover March 2019


Contents:  The rigours in learning how to board ships safely, what’s like to travel to Antarctica, upping our recruiting numbers, the Dive Hydro Vessel is getting closer and the Navy shine at an Art Deco marriage proposal.. Navy Today - Issue 230 [PDF, 2.12MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today February 2019


Contents: Canterbury’s pride in becoming cyclone-ready, Waitangi Day, including the kid’s competition Ahoy Waitangi, new land-based Commanding Officers for HMNZ ‘Ships’ Philomel, Wakefield and Matataua, and the Navy service to have your ashes scattered at sea. Navy Today - Issue 229 [PDF, 2.49MB, 36 pages]


Navy Today December 2018

Navy Today cover 228


Contents: New Chief of Navy, Te Mana Comes Home, Armistice Day, Te Kaha in Napier, Losing Weight, Marathon Success, Big Rugby Year, Adjusting to Antarctica. Navy Today - Issue 228 [PDF, 4.26MB, 36 pages]


Navy Today November 2018

Navy Today - Issue 227 - November 2018

Contents: The Last Word, Exercise Bersama Lima, Visiting Aotearoa, Mapping Uncharted Waters,Leadership Development, Repatriating Our Sailors, The Buzz Of Drones, City Mission Volunteers, Invictus Games. Navy Today - Issue 227 [PDF, 3.31MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today October 2018

Contents: Kermadec mission, Exercise Bluebird, Finding our Dive Hydro Vessel Keeping Te Kaha alive, BCT church service. Navy Today - Issue 226 [PDF, 2.45MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today September 2018

Contents: Paua patrols, our new dive vessel, Keel ceremony, BCT 18/02 recruits arrive at Auckland, top chefs in action. Navy Today - Issue 226 [PDF, 2.32MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today August 2018

Contents: Taupo assists in drug bust, New MCC, Matataua gets the job done in San Diego, Te Mana wins gunnery competition, Meeting Prince Charles. Navy Today - Issue 224 [PDF, 2.30MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today July 2018

Contents: Fisheries Enforcement, Te Mana At Rimpac, Underwater Gold, Graduation Day, Reserves Commander, Sir Peter Blake Awards, Manawanui’s New Owner, Leander’s Battle, Top Photo. Navy Today - Issue 223 [PDF, 2.48MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today June 2018

Contents: Tropic Major Capability, Taupo in Fiji, RIMPAC review, Te Mana Gets Ready, Bringing Our Sailor Home, Making Your Own Luck, Space Challenge, Donation to Tonga, Tower de Force. Navy Today - Issue 222 [PDF, 2.95MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today May 2018

Contents: Anzac Services, Our Values and Behaviours, Seasprite Tour. Gunnery Accuracy, Efficiency Cup, Photography Competition, Lighting the Bridge, Strongman, Navy Half Marathon. Navy Today - Issue 221 [PDF, 2.30MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today April 2018

Contents: Sub-Antarctic Duties, Te Mana’s Big Year, Fleet Divisions, Shaking Down Recruits, Open Day, Getting Educated, Fleet Pool History, Wwi Raids, Kiwi And Moa Memorial. Navy Today - Issue 220 [PDF, 2.85MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today March 2018

Navy Today 219, March 2018

Contents: Te Mana Works Up, Hawea Patrols the Coast, Comfort on Aotearoa, Dog Inspection, Art Deco Festival, Mission Complete Manawanui, Old Gun New Look, Women's Rugby, Tower de Force. Navy Today - Issue 219 [PDF, 2.84MB, 36 pages]

Navy Today February 2018

Contents: Te Kaha to Canada, Aotearoa's Badge, Rotoiti's New Command, Manawanui's Final Day, Waitangi Day, No. 6 Squadron Brevet, Seeport Festival, Buying First Home, Chefs in Washington. Navy Today - Issue 218 [PDF, 2.77MB, 40 pages]


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