Been able to watch over 1/2 of the operational Navy over the last few days, The Manawanui and IPV and OPV were parking themselves off the local beach for overnights. The Manawanui was lit up like Christmas tree looked impressive.
"I said Shoot,Shoot,Shoot. You never say fire in an airplane." Cdr Lou Page & Lt JG Smith USS Midway 1965
I has seen mention in a recent Navy Today mag that she was headed for RIMPAC but that was just before lockdown so maybe she is still going. The OIR response mentions RIMPAC was/is part of the intro to service (good planning!). I guess she won't be able to host anyone but RNZN divers & drogs but still a worthwhile exercise I feel.