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Naval Base Throws Open the Doors

Naval Base Throws Open the Doors

This weekend offers the opportunity to experience the life of a sailor in the Royal New Zealand Navy, as the Devonport Naval Base hosts its first open day since 2010.

Five ships will be open to the public for tours, with HMNZS MANAWANUI anchored off the wharves conducting boarding demonstrations all day. Shore-side, the Open Day offers opportunities to watch sailors marching, and enjoy Navy Band and kapa haka performances.

There will be flag hoisting competitions, physical training displays, and simulations of damage control and fire-fighting techniques. The Navy’s Bridge Simulator will be open for tours, where you can see entries into both Auckland and Sydney harbours from the perspective of a naval frigate.

What: Navy Open Day
Where: Devonport Naval Base
When: 10am – 4pm, 29th- 30th of March.


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