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The hunt for North Head's secret tunnels

Mike Wesley-Smith takes a tour of North Head with a former local, who claims there are extensive concealed tunnels.


Are there explosives buried beneath Auckland's North Head?

Officially, no - but people who were there when it was sealed tell a different story.

The Antietam.

China tells US warships to back off

Two US warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China.

"As-is where-is," the Navy says.

NZ Navy puts ultimate fishing vessel up for sale

"As-is where-is," the Navy says.

Blenheim personal trainer and life coach Rickey Devine-White was this year's Mr Gay NZ winner.

Why this year's Mr Gay New Zealand isn't keen on the word 'gay'

A Blenheim personal trainer and life coach was this year's winner.

Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin with badge winner Chief Petty Officer Steven Knight, his wife Julia and children Jake and Gemma.

Maui's hook inspires new Navy ship badge

The legend-inspired badge was picked from more than 250 entries.


Kiwis' role in billion-dollar high seas drug bust

The raids will be a big hit to terror organisations, the head of NZ's naval fleet says.

United States Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker Polar Star.

Ice-cutting ship helps out in Chch en route to Antarctica

The journey hasn't all been smooth sailing.

"I've decided to rebuild a boat. And she rebuilt me."

Builder restores boat in labour of love

"I've decided to rebuild a boat. And she rebuilt me."

The wreck has been missing for 103 years.

Century-old maritime mystery solved as historic wreck discovered

Australia's first submarine has been found off the coast of Papa New Guinea.

The HMNZS Endeavour.

HMNZS Endeavour sails for the last time

The tanke is set to be decommissioned in Auckland after 30 years of service.

The ARA San Juan

Missing sub probably sunk by explosion

A blast heard nine days ago probably sealed its fate, the navy says.

A submarine carrying 44 crew members has been missing for five days.

Time running out for missing submarine

The vessel carrying 44 crew members has been missing for five days.

The German-built AR San Juan submarine

Submarine missing in south Atlantic

There are 44 crew members on board the Argentine vessel.

Fleet Shakedown week.

HMNZS Endeavour to make last visit home

The Royal NZ Navy's support tanker will be decommissioned after 30 years of service.

Around 10 percent of the HMS Vigilant crew have either quit or been kicked out amid the scandal.

Nuclear sub crew fired amid cocaine and sex scandals

It's being called one of the biggest scandals in the UK Royal Navy's history.

Australian army reportedly bans hiring men

Recruiters say the Defence Force desperately needs more women soldiers.


Another Chinese boat found dumping rubbish in ocean

The NZ Navy are in Fiji, preparing for the arrival of unregistered fish-stealing boats plaguing the Pacific.


NZ Navy catches tuna vessels dumping rubbish off Fiji

The area is a multimillion-dollar tuna fishery, which is often abused.

Fishers in Fiji often operate without licences.

Rule-breakers putting Fijian fisheries at stake

Another bust off the coast of Nadi has environmentalists concerned.