Ngāti Te Whiti this week took an important role in the commissioning of the new Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Aotearoa.
HMNZS Aotearoa is the largest-ever Royal New Zealand Navy ship.
Aotearoa is equipped with the latest design including ice-strengthening and ‘winterisation’ features for operations in Antarctica. The ship can carry up to 22 containers of supplies and produce 100 tonnes of fresh water each day.
Read more about the commissioning here.