Chapter Five

Following the parting of the ways by the two families in July 1996, the remaining eight frigates would be completed by Tenix, the company set up by the Salteris, who took over the defence contracts when Transfield's assets were equally distributed between them.


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Prime Minister Paul Keating, Carlo Salteri and Mrs Annita Keating at the launch of HMNZS Te Kaha. The stern of HMNZS Te Kaha. 1995. Williamstown Dockyard launch of HMNZS Te Kaha, the first of two frigates built for New Zealand.