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Naval Reserve Recent Activity: 2009

September 2009 - VRX Continuation Training

In May 2009, NGAPONA’s VRX officers commenced navigation continuation training during the division’s monthly training weekends. This training has been aimed at those officers who have completed RF courses, but who need to refresh their...

August 2009 - Mt Maunganui sailor departs on Peacekeeping Mission.

Mount Maunganui man, Andrew Wilson, a Lieutenant in the Navy Volunteer Reserve , is all packed and primed to depart on a peacekeeping mission to Sudan shortly. Born in Gisborne, Andrew spent 30 years in Devonport and attended Takapuna Grammar...

July 2009 - HMNZS NGAPONA Damage Control Refresher Training

On the evening of 29th July 2009 24 members of HMNZS NGAPONA’s Ships Company mustered at the Sea Safety Training Squadron at Devonport Naval Base for refresher training. The instructors directed them towards the changing room where they were...

July 2009 - Reserve Officer at sea on HAWEA

SLT Morgan RNZNR recently spent a two week training period as Officer of the Watch (OOW) on one of the new Inshore Patrol Craft - HMNZS HAWEA. Andrew is the first reserve officer to spend time on these new vessels undergoing OOW training at sea....

April 2009 - Deployment in Deli - POMed Richdale

I decided I would join the Navy when I was 11, after attending a careers day at school. In January 2001 (after pestering the recruiting officer for six years) I started Basic Common Training at the age of 17. Once I had completed the first part of...

February 2009 - Benefit of military training outweighs costs for Customs

The New Zealand Customs Service is proud to support staff involved in part time military service, and this month Customs Managers Stu Lumsden and Marilyn Walters received bronze awards for their continuing support of employee Mason Tolerton's part...

January 2009 - Employers’ Support Breakfast

On the 11th of January at HMNZS Pegasus the annual Territorial Force Employer Support Council (TFESC) function was held. This was to acknowledge the support of Reserve Forces from Employers in the Canterbury region.There was a cross section of both...

October 2009 - Wellington Naval Reserve first hand view of new Inshore Patrol Craft

The Captain Naval Reserves CAPT Peter Arnold, the Commanding Officer of the Wellington Naval Reserve, LTCDR Gerad Chaplin and other members of the Wellington Naval Reserve Unit joined the Crew of the new Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS PUKAKI on her...

November 2009 - Wardroom Mess Dinner (Ngapona)

The annual Mess Dinner of HMNZS Ngapona was held on 7th November 2009 at the Philomel Wardroom, Devonport Naval Base. Hosted by the Executive Officer LTCDR Bob Mohammed VRD, RNZNVR. The Guest Speaker was Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, Minister of Defence. ...

2009 TOROA - Employer Support Awards

The Otago Southland regional Employer Support Council Chairman Mr Julian Smith has named the finalists and regional winners for the 2009 Employer Support Awards. A reception held at the Kensington Army Hall on 3rd March 2010, the four...

October 2009 - Technical Reservist onboard.

The Technical Branch of HMNZS NGAPONA has been focussing on IPV familiarisation courses to acquaint Reservists with layout of the ships, crew tasks and bridge monitoring systems.

November 2009 - Oamaru's Victorian Heritage Celebrations

On Saturday 21 November a contingent of 16 personnel from HMNZS TOROA travelled to Oamaru to take part in the Saturday events of Oamaru’s annual Heritage week celebrations. From steam to horse power Oamaru’s Victorian heritage...

October 2009 - Wellington Naval and Army Reserves Say Thank You to Employers

On the 30th of October the Commanding Officers of HMNZS OLPHERT Naval Reserve Unit and Bravo Company of Seven Battalion of the

August 2009 - IPV Visits Dunedin

HMNZS HAWEA (Lt Grant Judson, RNZN) made her inaugural visit to Dunedin 26-31 August. The ship conducted a number of guided tours throughout her stay in port, including two on her first night in for Naval Reserve personel from HMNZS TOROA and Sea...

December 2009: PEGASUS - Employer Support Awards

On Wednesday 6th December 2009, the Canterbury Region of the Territorial Force Employer Support Council (TFESC) held their annual awards ceremony. A...

August 2009 - Chief of Navy visits Tauranga Sub-Unit

Rear Admiral A.J.Parr, MVO, Chief of Navy visited the Tauranga Unit of HMNZS NGAPONA on Wednesday 26 August 2009. The Captain Naval Reserves, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Flag Lieutenant to the Chief of Navy and the Commanding Officer of HMNZS...

October 2009 - PEGASUS: Local Celebraties at Sea on IPV's

I was privileged last week to be asked to help host a number of Christchurch personalities on HMNZS...

August 2009 - HMNZS RESOLUTION Sea Training

HMNZS RESOLUTION departed

July 2009 - PEGASUS: Officer attends Staff Course in Canada

Every year the NZDF sends two Reserve Officers to the Canadian Forces Reserve Command and Staff Course. One each from the NZ Naval and Army Reserve. ...

July 2009 - Leadership Training at Berwick Forest Camp

A successful Leadership weekend was conducted over the weekend of 24 - 26 July at the Berwick Forest Camp. A total of 30 personnel attended the camp which included a contingent of 10 from HMNZS Pegasus in Christchurch. All personnel departed from...

July 2009 - Damage Control Training

On the evening of 29th July 2009 24 members of HMNZS NGAPONA’s Ships Company mustered at the Sea Safety Training Squadron at Devonport Naval Base for refresher training. The instructors directed them towards the changing room where they were...

December 2009 - OLPHERT RINGS IN THE CHANGES

It was a busy time at HMNZS OLPHERT in December 2009, with a number of activities including a Change of Command and a well deserved Commanding Officer (CO) Commendation awarded by the outgoing CO.

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