Release of briefing requesting an exemption to border restrictions for HMNZS Aotearoa to New Zealand

12/10/2020 Publication

The Ministry of Defence has published the briefing to the Minister for Economic Development and Minister of Defence requesting an exemption to border restrictions to allow the delivery of the Maritime Sustainment Capability ship, HMNZS Aotearoa, to New Zealand.

Information about the project is available from the Maritime Sustainment Capability project page.

The publication is available from this page: COVID-19: Request for exemptions to border restrictions for essential Maritime sector workers contracted to deliver New Zealand’s Maritime Sustainment Capability ship, AOTEAROA, to New Zealand(external link)

The Minister of Defence's media release regarding the arrival of HMNZS Aotearoa is available from the Beehive website: link) (external link).

The publication is also addressed in a broader release of briefings regarding border restriction exemptions, available from the government's COVID-19 website: link) (external link).