Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


NZ Navy to Visit Japan

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
Media Release
Tuesday 1 August, 2006

NZ Navy to Visit Japan

New Zealand Navy Ships Te Kaha and Endeavour will visit Tokyo, Japan from 4-8 August. The New Zealand ships will be hosted by Japanese destroyer, JDS Harusame.

With 166 crew onboard, JDS Harusame acts as escort ship as the New Zealanders enter Toyko. They will berth beside Te Kaha and Endeavour, and provide support throughout the ships visit. The New Zealand sailors have additionally been challenged to a game of soccer against the Japanese crew during their visit.

JDS Harusame, and HMNZ Ships Te Kaha and Endeavour sail on 8 August. They will remain operating at sea together for a five-hour period. During this time the ships will practise and gain experience working with other navies. They will conduct close ship manoeuvrings, refuelling at sea operations, and a flying serial.

This is the first port visit for Te Kaha and Endeavour in a 5 ½ month deployment around North and South East Asia.

The RNZN’s last visit to Japan was by HMNZ Ships Te Mana and Endeavour in May/ June 2005 in support of the Aichi World Expo. During this visit, the crew will continue to build on the exposure to New Zealand gained during this expo.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>


United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>


Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election