Welcome to HMNZS NGAPONA.
The name NGAPONA is taken from a Maori proverb relating to the three peaks of Rangitoto, a prominent island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. The ship's badge denotes the Kaka, a native bird that was originally found on Rangitoto.
Ship's Motto: 'We serve together'
HMNZS NGAPONA Tauranga Unit was established in 1989 as Tauranga Port HQ. In 2007, the Unit was reconfigured as a Sub Unit of Auckland’s RNZNVR Division, HMNZS NGAPONA. Situated within the Port of Tauranga, the Unit’s location is ideally suited to Maritime Trade Organisation (MTO) training, the branch to which the majority of its personnel belong. Other personnel at the unit include Seaman or Technical specialists.
Above Image: Ngapona's Main Deck.
- CNR Divisions: 27th July
- Sea Survival & Weapon Training: 6th & 7th Aug
- CO Visit to Tauranga Unit: 24th Aug
- Branch Training Weekend: 3rd & 4th Sept
- Tauranga Mess Dinner: 17th Sept
- Branch Training Weekend: 1st & 2nd Oct
- RESERVEX: 24th - 27th Nov
- CO Divisions: 10th Dec
- CHCH QUAKE ASSISTANCE
- Chaplain Haines
- Employer Recognised
Above Image: Palmer Building Main Entrance.
Address: Palmer Building, Devonport Naval Base, Auckland.
PO Box: Private Bag 32901, Devonport, Auckland.
Phone: (09) 445-5404 or 445-5405
Fax: (09) 445-5406
TAURANGA SUB UNIT
PO Box: PO Box 5003, Mt Maunaganui.
Phone: (07) 575-8296