Category Archives: General Updates

Navy Gender-Neutral Guidelines

New gender-neutral guidelines will allow male Navy personnel to wear make-up, false eyelashes New changes will reflect greater diversity and inclusion in the RNZN. New changes will reflect greater diversity and inclusion in the RNZN. The New Zealand Defence Force … Continue reading

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Gaining Momentum – Update

Matt King, MP for Northland is asking some very pertinent questions of the Minister of Veteran Affairs.  We look forward to the Minister’s response. 04 Oct 2019 – 34406 (2019). Matt King to the Minister for VeteransWhat is the average time … Continue reading

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Navy Decommissions two Inshore Patrol Vessels

Two Royal New Zealand Navy Inshore Patrol Vessels, HMNZS Pukaki and HMNZS Rotoiti, were decommissioned today at a formal ceremony at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. The decommissioning of the two Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) was signalled in the Defence … Continue reading

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Chinese Built Carrier

China’s domestically built Type 001A aircraft carrier has embarked on its eighth sea trial local media reported based on online photos of its departure from its base in Dalian Shipyard in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province. The trail is the last … Continue reading

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Ngapona Newsletter

LONGCAST 18 October 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch at Glen Eden RSA 18 October 19 – Trafalgar Day Luncheon at Te Atatu RSA 8 November 19 – Navy Club, Remuera Club at 1200 15 November 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch … Continue reading

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A Question of Motuihe

Motuihe closed in 1963 but when did the Communications School close? Did comms ratings live at Tamaki and travel to North Head prior to 1963? When did North Head open for business? Is there anyone out there who joined as … Continue reading

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