HMNZS Manawanui Decommissioning Visit and Public Events

Event Info

January 31, 2018
- February 05, 2018


Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade
Post Code
hmnzs manawanui

What to Expect

Join the community and official representives at a series of events including a public open day onboard to farewell the Royal Naval ship the HMNZS Manawanui before the ship if decommissioned later in 2018.
The HMNZS Manawanui is returning to it's home port in Whitianga as part of a decommissioning visit.  You are invited to bring friends and family to participate in five days of events to commemorate the service of the vessel and its crew.

Five Day Visit - 31 January - 5 February 2018.
  • Official welcome and powhiri at Whitianga Wharf - Wednesday 31 January, 7.30am
  • Whitianga Street Parade with Royal NZ Navy Band - Thursday 1 February, 2pm
  • Community Service by Manawanui's crew - Friday 2 February (and function at the Matarangi Fire Brigade) 6pm
  • Drill Challenge Manawanui crew vs Whitianga Volunteer Fire Brigade - Saturday 3 Feb 10am (followed by function at the Whitianga Fire Station)
  • Public Open Day on board Manawanui - Sunday 4 Februrary 10am-4pm (Ceremonial Sunset on board ship at 8.20pm)
  • Final Manawanui Sail from Whitianga - Monday 5 February 11.50am


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