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1 September: HMNZS Hawea Change of Command

  • HMNZS Hawea Change of Command - Suva, Fiji
  • LT Brock West takes command from LT Dave Luhrs
  • About 380 vessels have been boarded and 70 infringements detected since HMNZS Hawea arrived in Fiji in late April to help the Fiji Government in maritime surveillance.

3 September: Merchant Navy Day

  • Pukeahu Park National War Memorial, Wellington

20 October - 20 November: Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO 2017

  • NZDF major military exercise in the West Coast, Tasman and Marlborough regions. It aims to test and evaluate the NZDF's ability to plan and conduct joint operations such as providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief through to security assistance in the South-West Pacific.
  • The exercise areas are the same as 2015 but extend south to Greymouth in the west and Kaikoura in the east.
  • The exercise involves all three Services and militaries from other nations including Australia, Fiji, France, Malaysia, PNG, Singapore, Tonga, and the US
  • Other organisations supporting the exercise include NZ Customs Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NZ Police, NZ Red Cross and other NGOs
  • For more info visit: Exercise Southern Katipo 2017

14-20 November: HMNZS Endeavour Port Visit - New Plymouth

  • HMNZS Endeavour will conduct her final Homeport visit to New Plymouth before decommissioning
  • During her visit to New Plymouth she will host a number of community events including a Charter Parade on Saturday 18 November

18 November: HMNZS Endeavour Charter Parade - New Plymouth

  • HMNZS Endeavour crew will conduct a charter parade
  • The charter parade will depart from Queen Street at 11am, concluding at Puke Ariki Landing for a community event.

15 December: HMNZS Endeavour Decommissioning

  • HMNZS Endeavour will decommission on Friday 15 December with  a special decommissioning ceremony at Devonport Naval Base 
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