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The time I met HRH Prince Charles

I joined the Royal New Zealand Navy as a Reservist in 2013 after a chance encounter with the Musical Director of the RNZN Band while I was busking on the main street of Devonport. I was asked to tour around the North Island with the band and before I knew it I was signing the […]

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Rebecca performed for His Royal Highness Prince Charles July 2018

Rebecca can finally reveal the main reason why she was over in the UK! She was invited to perform for His Royal Highness Prince Charles – The Prince of Wales and guests from across The Royal Navy for a shipmates reunion at Highgrove. “It was truly an incredible experience and I am so extremely grateful […]

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POPPY AMBASSADOR 2018

Rebecca is honoured to announce that she is an official poppy ambassador for this years poppy appeal. The theme for this year’s RSA Poppy Appeal, not all wounds bleed, highlights the fact that mental health injuries are the most common, but least understood, of all wounds suffered by New Zealand servicemen and women. The appeal, […]

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ANZAC 2018 – Gallipoli

“I remember the first time I went to Gallipoli, walking on the peninsula and hearing the NZ National Anthem start. What a moment. Being part of the NZ Defence Force and singing for our fallen and our country was a moment I will never forget. I am so proud to announce that I am heading […]

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Nga Tapuwae – Follow their footsteps. 

I have had the honour and privilege of following our soldiers across Gallipoli, France and now Passchendaele. At each one of these commemorations I have learnt about the turmoil, the courage, the hardship and the devastation. Passchendaele is described as “New Zealand’s Blackest Day“. It’s hard to imagine what it was like for our lads […]

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Rebecca Nelson NZ Church Tour

Classical-crossover singer and member of the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, Rebecca Nelson, has revealed her nationwide Poppies & Pōhutukawa Tour presented by Ryman Healthcare, where she will perform in three of the most stunning churches around New Zealand. Starting in her hometown, Christchurch, Rebecca will perform at Knox Church on August 11, then up […]

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