The Royal New Zealand Navy – Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa, will celebrate it’s 75th Anniversary. The collective title for the 75th Anniversary programme – “Operation NEPTUNE” encompasses a range of events through 2016 with the culmination of the celebrations with an International Naval Review to be held on Thursday 17th Nov & Sat 19th Nov, when vessels from international navies visit Auckland for 5 days.
Twenty international and New Zealand navy ships will take part in the event, in which Te Kotūiti Tuarua has not only been invited to lead the welcome of the vessels into Auckland Harbour, but to also take part in the review itself. The new Govenor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, will conduct the review.
Other activities around the review include an exhibition at The Cloud, sports tournament, cultural performances, street march and ships’ open day. This will be a great opportunity for us to show case Ngaati Paoa, not only domestically, but also to our international visitors. Please find the training programme and dates for the event.
Please see below some videos and waiata kupu in prepapration for the event. Many thanks to our whanaunga Rev Butler for providing these.