Royal New Zealand Navy Commissions HMNZS Aotearoa Polar-Class Support Vessel

Naval News – The Royal New Zealand Navy commissioned the HMNZS Aotearoa, the service’s new fleet tanker and sustainment vessel.

New Zealand to buy Boeing P-8 patrol planes to boost South Pacific surveillance

Reuters – New Zealand has agreed to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes, Defence Minister Ron Mark said on Monday, strengthening surveillance capabilities as it works to counter the rise of new powers, such as China.

New Zealand navy paid $700,000 to firm mired in ‘Fat Leonard’ sex and bribery scandal

The Guardian – The Royal New Zealand Navy paid hundreds of thousands of dollars over four years to a ship services company run by a man now imprisoned in the US for an enormous corruption and sex scandal.

Coming Full Circle: The Renaissance of Anzac Amphibiosity

US Naval War College Review – While the Australian Defense Force and New Zealand Defense Force maintain a relatively high level of interoperability, further enhancements in the area of amphibious capability could be achieved through greater integration, specifically through emulating the model adopted by the United Kingdom / Netherlands Amphibious Force (UKNLAF).

New Zealand earthquake: Warships head to Kaikoura

BBC – Australian, Canadian and US warships are helping with evacuations and supplying aid to the New Zealand town of Kaikoura after a series of tremors.

New Zealand Navy Chief: U.S. Nuclear Ship Issue ‘Behind Us’, Hopes for Regular USN Port Visits

USNI News – After more than 30 years, an American warship will pull into a New Zealand port in November and could mark the start of regular port visits for the U.S. Navy

Royal New Zealand Navy – Protector Fleet Comes Together

Defense Technology International – The New Zealand navy has just launched the third of four Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs), the Pukaki, marking another step in the countryís plan to field seven Protector fleet ships before year end.

Royal New Zealand Navy – New Zealand Shows Off its New Multi-Role Vessel

Defense Technology International – HMNZS Canterbury (L 421), the Royal New Zealand Navy’s brand-new multi-role vessel (MRV) amphibious transport ship, is on its first major multinational exercise.