There's been a welcome sight in Kaikoura this morning with the HMNZS Wellington and the HMNZS Canterbury both spotted arriving off the coast.
The HMNZS Canterbury is bringing desperately needed supplies to the community cut off by this week's 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
Seven hundred tourists are still waiting to be evacuated from Kaikoura, currently cut off by landslips.
Five hundred of those are expected to be ferried out of Kaikoura today, based on a priority list.
The earthquake has put a spanner in the works for the Navy, who had a big party planned this week to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
It was set to welcome international ships with a gun salute and fleet review, but that's been disrupted with many diverting to Kaikoura.