Since it’s inaugural debut in Alice Springs in 2005, the “Long time no Sea” reunion has been held in Perth in 2007, Sydney in 2009 and the Gold Coast in 2011.
The event is held every two years exclusively on Australian soil. It is an open invitation to ALL ex- and serving Royal New Zealand Navy personnel. Numbers have increased with many now travelling from our homeland of Aotearoa to attend each reunion. We are looking forward to hosting the next reunion in Melbourne in Easter 2013.
Venue details, costs, etc yet to be confirmed but a newsletter is coming soon as we source affordable venues and other exciting things for you to do!
It’s a fantastic time to reunite with our RNZN whanau (family) and familiar faces from here and abroad, share lots of laughs and precious memories and relive again the camaraderie that being in the RNZN gave to us all.
Start saving your $$$ now as there are lots of things to keep you busy in Melbourne including: shopping, sight seeing, shopping, golf, shopping, wineries, drinking, shopping and more!!
Register your interest now to give us an idea of numbers and be sure to forward this notice on to your Ex-RNZNer friends and advise them to do the same.
If you know of any other ex-RNZN personnel living in Melbourne who might be able to assist Sonya Holland and I on the committee, please let me know.
To enable us to set up a data base of Australian based and NZ-based personnel, please also include the following via Facebook message or email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Name, address, service no, current rank/rank on discharge, email and phone no.
(Ex-LWTR Brown 1980-1985)