As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary and Anzac Day commemorations., the a navy ship will be open at the Tauranga Port for locals to have a look inside this Saturday.

The HMNZS Hawea is one of the Navy's four Inshore Patrol Vessels, designed for maritime surveillance and patrol missions around New Zealand.

Closed toe footwear should be worn, and drinking water and sunblock is recommended.

Hawea will be berthed at Number 1 Berth, Port of Tauranga and public access to Hawea is through the Salisbury Gate (next door to Mount Ocean Sports Club).

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It is free to attend, between 10am and 2pm.