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The ship anchored off Warrington, north of Dunedin, yesterday and will leave Dunedin on Monday.
A New Zealand Defence Force spokesman said the stopover was to restock supplies and give crew a break.
The vessel was patrolling New Zealand's coastline,
supporting the Ministry of Primary Industries to protect fishing resources.
'The ship has covered a significant portion of New Zealand's water on this patrol and will continue to do so on leaving Dunedin."