Major Projects Foundation

The Pacific Ocean is under threat.

We are taking direct action to stop this happening.

We started with an awareness of the potential for oil spills from World War II wrecks to ruin reef ecosystems.

With this in mind the researchers, divers, scientists and skilled others said the one thing they really wanted was a ship.


So we got one.

And our task list has subsequently evolved into something huge and necessary.

The former HMNZS Manawanui will be renamed in keeping with her proud traditions and will form the backbone of Major Projects Foundation’s operations.

We envisage these will now encompass:

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Here’s the ship – former HMNZS Manawanui. Soon to be renamed and re-tasked.