OLPHERT PORT Visit to NAPIER
HMNZS OLPHERT conducted a visit to the Hawkes Bay in August.
* Maritime Trade Branch port visit to the Port of Napier.
* Presentation on the New Zealand Defence Medal (NZDM) to LTCDR Neville Smith, MNZM, RNZNR, Resident Naval Officer (RNO) Napier.
* Presentation of donations to Napier Cadet Unity, Napier ATC 13 Squadron , Westshore Sea Scouts, Hohepa School at Poraiti, and
a presentation of a RNZN Ensign to the Mayor of Napier in recognition of Napier City Council’s ongoing support to the RNZN and the RNO.
(The donations were from proceeds from a concert the Navy Band held during the Navy 75th Celebrations).
Image above: Part of the team, with our Port security guide, at the container wharf.
Image Above: the team mustered outside the HAWKES BAY CLUB prior to the medal ceremony.