Salute To Services & Navy Events

2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake and the 80th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, paying tribute to show our appreciation of the crucial role that the services play during natural disasters. Their invaluable contribution is a huge part of the reason we are now celebrating 34 years of this wonderful Festival. On behalf of all the past, present and future residents of Hawke’s Bay, thank you.

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February 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Napier Muncipal Theatre, 119 Tennyson St, Napier

Royal New Zealand Navy Concert

Regarded as one of the Country’s finest military bands, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band commemorates its Art Deco connection with a not to be missed concert at the Napier Municipal Theatre

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February 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Clive Square to Soundshell, Napier

Charter Parade

The Charter parade is a tradition going back centuries that signifies the bond between the military and the people, where a military unit entrusted with the protection of a city is permitted to march through the streets with Drums beating, Band playing, Colours flying, Bayonets fixed and Swords drawn.

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Free
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February 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade, Napier

5th WWCT Pipes And Drums And 7th Battalion Band

The bands supporting the charter parade are both descended from 5/7 RNZIR’s parent units, 5th Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Battalion and 7th Wellington (City of Wellington’s Own) and

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Free
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February 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade, Napier

Ceremonial Sunset

Ceremonial sunset, which will be performed by the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, is the Naval ceremony of bringing down the New Zealand White Ensign on all of the Navy’s Ships and shore establishments, signifying the end of the day.

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February 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Napier RSA, 34 Vautier Street, Napier

New Zealand Services’ Breakfast

Join 100 uniformed servicemen and women from the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force, New Zealand Army, NZ Police, NZ Fire and Emergency, St John Ambulance.

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Free
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February 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Napier War Memorial Conference Centre

Host A Service Guest At The Tremains Gatsby Picnic

Show our friends from our hosted services how great Hawke’s Bay hospitality is, by hosting an officer or a ship company member during the Gatsby Picnic celebrations. This is your chance to say "Thank you for your service".

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Free
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February 12:00 pm -

Veronica Sun Bay, Marine Parade, Napier

Veronica Bell Parade

A ceremonial event with the Dean of the Anglican Cathedral, The Royal New Zealand Navy Band and officers and ship’s company from the Royal New Zealand Navy.

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