Fish And Ships Fundraising Lunch Onboard Hmnzs Canterbury
Fish And Ships Fundraising Lunch Onboard Hmnzs
The Royal New Zealand Navy will
support the Wellington City Mission on Friday 16 May at the
‘Fish and Ships’ event, a fish and chip lunch onboard
HMNZS CANTERBURY berthed at Queens Wharf, Wellington.
The 300 guests will enjoy a fish and chip lunch with
entertainment from a small element of the RNZN band. There
will also be an onboard ‘foodie auction’ in support of
the Wellington City Mission.
The event will be
attended by Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer,
Commanding Officer of HMNZS CANTERBURY, Commander David
Turner, Reverend Tric Malcolm, Wellington City Missioner and
Michelle Branney, Wellington City Mission CEO.
Friday 16 May, 12.15pm – 1.30pm
CANTERBURY berthed at Queens Wharf, Wellington
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
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