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New Zealand service personnel, Afghanistan, and recent press activity: the RSA National President’s view

22/08/2017
The RNZRSA has full confidence in the dedication and professionalism of our service personnel. The RNZRSA has always, and will always, support all of those who take the oath to serve New Zealand in our military. ... More

Wearing Unofficial Medals

22-08-2017
Recent history has shown that little is known among the returned and service veteran and ex-service organisation (ESO) communities towards curtailing the practice of wearing unofficial medals and badges. ... More

NZ’s Vietnam War Veterans commemorate service – and lives after

18/08/2017
New Zealand’s Vietnam War veterans commemorated the fallen, remembered the war and what came after, and caught up with old comrades on Friday, and through the weekend.... More

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New Zealand service personnel, Afghanistan, and recent press activity: the RSA National President’s view

The RNZRSA has full confidence in the dedication and professionalism of our service personnel. The RNZRSA has always, and will always, support all of those who take the oath to serve New Zealand in our military. ...

Wearing Unofficial Medals

Recent history has shown that little is known among the returned and service veteran and ex-service organisation (ESO) communities towards curtailing the practice of wearing unofficial medals and badges. ...

NZ’s Vietnam War Veterans commemorate service – and lives after

New Zealand’s Vietnam War veterans commemorated the fallen, remembered the war and what came after, and caught up with old comrades on Friday, and through the weekend....

Career Transition is Life Changing – Make it a Successful One

As diverse as military careers are, all service has one certainty: at some stage, it will end. When a soldier, sailor or airman leaves the military, there are steps they can take to make this life-changing transition more successful....

CONSULTATION ON VETERANS’ SUPPORT ACT UNDERWAY

Veterans Affairs has released a discussion document as part of the sweeping changes to how support is delivered to former service personnel in New Zealand....

Chief of Defence Force requests Baghak footage

An Official Information request has been made to the NZDF for any imagery (video) from the engagement in Baghak, Afghanistan on 4 August 2012, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Baghak. Under the Official Information Act 1982, recordings made by personnel while in service may be official information. ...

VA widens date range for deployments to Kosovo & Cambodia

Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has updated the recognised service dates for deployments to Cambodia and Kosovo. If you served as part of either of these missions, you may be eligible for the treatment of conditions arising from that service under the veterans Support Act 2014....

Healing with horses

RSA is exploring the full range of modern treatments available for combat trauma – including going back to a warrior’s companion since the dawn of recorded history: the Horse. ...

RSA thanks Kiwis for supporting 2017 Poppy Appeal

The RSA’s 2017 Poppy Appeal raised $1.9 million in donations. ...

Volunteer Week: RSA thanks volunteers

The Returned and Services’ Association is one of the thousands of volunteer-powered organisations throughout New Zealand celebrating those who give their time to contribute to their communities this Volunteer Week....

VSA14 Review underway: Stay updated, and get involved

The Veterans Support Act is currently under review....

Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home

Age Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2017 which begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017. ...

Giant Poppy Blooms in Arras, France

New Zealand’s Giant Poppy, a massive installation artwork made up of over 10,000 petals, has bloomed in the town of Arras, France. ...

Translation is needed for Civvy street Career Change

Ex-service people from all branches of the armed forces possess many attributes sought after by civilian employers – though the key challenge is communicating this in your application and interview. ...

RSA welcomes veterans returning from Iraq

The Returned and Services' Association National President BJ Clark welcomes 106 veterans home from their six-month operational deployment in Iraq....

Service Community Pulls together for Special Boy

The service community and members of the public have pulled together to raise funds for the 23-month-old son of two NZ Army officers....

Military to Civilian Life: Prevention is better than a cure

Questions to ask when preparing to leave the military...

Thank you from the National President

BJ Clark shares his appreciation...

Poppy Day is Tomorrow – Friday April 21

Support 41,000 Kiwi Veterans this Poppy Appeal...

Secondary schools get behind 2017 RSA Poppy Appeal

The RSA visited Paraparaumu College...

New Community Hub Opens at Burnham Camp

The RSA attended the opening of the new space...

RSA Volunteers Ramping Up Production for Poppy Day

Poppies are being produced for Poppy Day!...

NZ Private Investigator Hunting Stolen Medals

3 medals stolen from a Wellington property...

New Sergeant Major of the NZ Army

Congratulations to WO1 Clive Douglas...

Increase in RSA grants suggests mounting hardship

The RSA has seen an increased number of grant applications...

Celebs Support Brass Banding And So Can You

National Brass Band of NZ ...

NZDF announce new process for medal and service record requests

Introducing a whole new process for medal and service record requests...

Support Showcase for Soldiers at Burnham Camp

The RSA recently took part in an NZDF health and wellness expo...

RSA Welcomes New Minister for Veterans' Affairs

We look forward to working with MP David Bennett. ...

South Island RSAs Support Kaikoura

Canterbury RSAs deliver food vouchers post quake...

What’s in a name: Modern service, proactive support and PTSI

By Mark Compain, RNZRSA Support Services Manager...

RSA Centenary Year appeal raises nearly $2million

RSA 2016 Poppy Appeal helps support new generations of veterans...

All Blacks and RSA call to commemorate Armistice Day

Commemorate Armistice Day this Friday November 11...

RSA Welcomes Court Ruling on Veterans' PTSI Cover

Sensible, benevolent, and recognises current clinical understanding...

NZ Mourns the Loss of Noel Raihania

We will remember him....

Countdown and RSA Bring "Taste of Home" to Overseas Kiwis

Over 200 parcels were sent to servicemen and women deployed overseas....

Returned and Service Personnel March to Celebrate RSA100

Celebrating 100 years of service and support...

RSA Month at the Great War Exhibition

Free entry for RSA members...

NZDF Announces Somme Commemorations

Overseas centenary events in France...

Jacinda Baker's Name Added to Cenotaph

Jacinda Baker's added to Rangiora Cenotaph...

Vietnam Day: 50 Years Since Vietnam War

Commemorations in Wellington...

RNZRSA marks the 66th Anniversary of Korean War

RNZRSA commemorates Korean War...

RSA thanks those who make make to make a difference

National Volunteer Week, 19-26 June 2016...

Memories of Service - Documentary Series

18 interviews with WWII veterans...

Stephanie Simpson, Troy

Stephanie visits the ancient city of Troy...

Stephanie Simpson - My Gallipoli Adventure

Blog Post from 2016 Speech Competition Winner Stephanie Simpson...

Stephanie Simpson, "I'm going to Gallipoli!"

Blog Post from 2016 Speech Competition Winner Stephanie Simpson...

Kiwi Celebs 'Remember to Care' for the 2016 Poppy Appeal

Kiwis are backing the RSA Poppy Appeal...

Poppy Appeal Collection Goes Live to Save Lives

Thousands of volunteers, including many NZDF members, will be out in full force on Poppy Day this Friday ...

RSA Goes Digital for 2016 Poppy Appeal

Donate to our Poppy Appeal with a simple text message...

Ride of Respect NZ - Back for 2016!

The charity ride returns to support RSAs once again...

Students Go Head to Head for a Chance to Stand on Historic Ground

Enter the RSA ANZ Cyril Bassett Speech Competition now....

RSA Takes Strategic Steps to Improve Support

The RSA is making positive change....

Special Stamps released to Commemorate RSA Centenary

NZ Post are helping to celebrate 100 years of the RSA. ...

Grant Allows Student to Accomplish Grandfather's Wish

Emma Conley is the proud receiver of the Eric & Zita Lawrence Trust Bursary Award...

RSA Encourages Everyone to be Heard in First Flag Ballot

Ballot papers will be posted out later this week....

Southern Trusts Masters Games

The Games are scheduled for 30 January – 7 February 2016...

Our Forces Gift Parcels are Famous!

The RSA featured on TV One's Breakfast...

RSA Heart Pin and Scratch to Win Promo

Every pin comes with a chance to win!...

Christmas Packages for Overseas Troops

NZDF, Countdown and the RSA join forces...

Support Services Manager Keen to Broaden Scope

Mark Compain has new ideas on how to improve support services at the RSA...

RSA Calls for Current Flag to be on First Referendum

The RSA has today sent the following letter to the Prime Minister...

$2.5m Going to Service Personnel and their Families

2015 was a record year for the Poppy Appeal...

Kiwi Soldier Honoured

LCPL Jacinda Baker honoured...

Buy an RSA Heart Pin and be in to Win!

Purchase a limited edition RSA Heart pin and you could win one of three Overseas Experiences!...

New Chief of Army and Chief of Navy Appointments Welcomed

The Chief of Defence Force has welcomed the two new appointments...

RSA Says Preferred Option is Current Flag

The 4 alternative flag designs have been chosen...

Support Services - VSA 14 Announcements

Plus Veterans' Support Allowances Order and NZDF Focus Groups...

RSA Urges NZ to Show Support for the Current Flag

The RSA is urging New Zealanders to fly the flag in order to show their support...

A Message from Veterans'Affairs

A message from Veterans’ Affairs for members on War Disablement Pension...

Veterans' Support Act - Have Your Say

Have your say on the regulations needed to introduce new entitlements and support under the Veterans Support Act...

RSA Targets Select Committee in Fight to Retain Flag

The Royal New Zealand RSA is taking its support for the country’s flag to parliament’s Justice and Electoral Committee....

Defence Force White Paper 2015

It's time to consider how our Defence Force operates, with whom, and under what circumstances. ...

Triumph on the Western Front - Order Yours Now!

Triumph on the Western Front, a war diary by Oswald H Davis...

Anzac Day 2015 - A Message from the Governor General New Zealand

The Governor General has a message for this Anzac Day....

Anzac Day 2015 - A Message from the Prime Minister

A message from the Prime Minster for this Anzac Day....

Neil Finn and Jim Carter record Blue Smoke

Part of the proceeds made from the "Blue Smoke" record will go towards the RSA Poppy Appeal...

ANZAC History Brought Back to Life in Black and White Tribute

To mark the centenary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli, HISTORY on SKY is recreating life in the trenches of WWI as New Zealand remembers its soldiers ...

NZDF to Commemorate Anzac Day Across the World

Over 500 New Zealand Defence Force personnel will be representing NZ at Anzac Day events worldwide...

Poppy Day Funds Best Used Locally

On 17 April thousands of volunteers will be out around the country, giving out poppies in exchange for donations to the 2015 Poppy Appeal. ...

Poppy Week Collection "Makes Life Liveable"

Thousands of volunteers will be out this Friday collecting for Poppy Day...

RSA Targets Select Committee in Fight to Retain Flag

The RSA is taking its support for the country's flag to Parliament...

Anzac Girls Star Supports RSA Text Poppy Appeal

Antonia Prebble is supporting the RSA Text Poppy Appeal...

Calling all Volunteer Collectors

Collectors Sought Countrywide for 2015 RSA Poppy Day Appeal...

RSA Opposes Timing of Flag Referendum

The RNZRSA considers the timing of the flag change to be unacceptable....

National Speech Winner and Finalists On Their Way To Gallipoli

Caitlin Papuni McLellan from the Bay of Plenty has taken the winner’s trophy at the final of the ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition ...

World's Largest Poppy to Honour the Anzacs

New Zealand is to host the world’s largest Poppy (a football field in size) in April this year to honour the ANZACS ...

Limited Edition RSA WWI Anzac Biscuit Tins Launched

The RSA and New Zealand company AFM Group, have joined forces to produce a range of limited edition WWI commemorative Anzac biscuit tins. ...

Nominations open for Anzac of the Year Award

Nominate now for the Governor-General's Anzac of the Year Award ...

Pre-order commemorative circulating coin

Reserve Bank and NZ Post issue commemorative circulating coin...

RSA Launches Online DIY Commemorations Toolkit

The RSA has launched DIY Commemorations; an online toolkit of resources to help Kiwis commemorate and celebrate…...

Camp Gallipoli and RSA Partner For Camp Event

The Camp Gallipoli Foundation and the RSA have formed a partnership for Camp Gallipoli 2015...

Just to Let you Know I'm Still Alive

Postcards from New Zealanders during the First World War - Glenn Reddiex...

Toast our forces this Xmas

The RSA is asking people at Christmas to pause for a moment and raise their glasses to New Zealand Defence Force personnel serving overseas ...

Fresh Faces bring New Perspectives to RSA

The RSA has voted for diversity with the election of the first women and civilian members to its National Executive Committee (NEC)...

Calling for nominations for RNZRSA board

At the RNZRSA National Council, the membership voted to make...

Students compete to attend centenary commemorations

Registrations open today for a very special 2015 ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC...

Gallipoli Photography Project an unusual friendship

Sydney-based documentary photographer Mine Konakci is looking for...

RSA LAUNCHES NEW NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

A new national association has been launched today by the Royal New Zealand Returned and...

RNZRSA SEND SOLES TO NZCF

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association...

YOUNG KIWIS HEAD TO GALLIPOLI 2015

All eight regional finalists of the ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition will be included in a group of 25 Youth Ambassadors commemorating...

WWII VETERAN PHOTOS GIFTED TO RSA

The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) gifted 1,...

DECLARATION OF WWI WAS BIRTH OF NATION

On 4 August 2014, New Zealand will commemorate the centenary of Great...

VETERANS SUPPORT ACT PASSES

RSA welcomes the passage of the Veterans Support Act into law tonight. RSA National President, Don McIver,...

RSA THANKS NEW ZEALAND

Over $1.7 million was donated to the 2014 Poppy Appeal for the support of veterans, ex-service men and women...

RSA CONDEMNS DOWNING OF FLIGHT

The Royal New Zealand RSA has today denounced the downing of flight MH17, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine,...

HELP US TELL THEIR STORIES

Support the first definitive written history of New Zealand’s experience of the First World War....

RSARECEIVES$150,000

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a $150,000 grant to the RSA....

NEW POPPY SUPPLIER POWERS SUPPORT

Poppies Kiwis wear on the centenary of Gallipoli will be made in NZ. Christchurch RSA has been confirmed as...

NZIPP WWII VETERAN PORTRAIT PROJECT

The photography continues, as NZIPP seek to capture the portraits of over 3,000 veterans....

HELP IDENTIFY VOICES OF GALLIPOLI

Families, especially those with Hawke’s Bay connections, are being asked to try and help identify the voices...

AIR FORCE WOMEN THINK PINK

Air Force women think pink for breast cancer “So – we did find something” are five words Warrant Officer (...

SHARE YOUR D-DAY STORIES

On 6 June 1944, now known as D-Day, an immense armada of ships brought 130,000 Allied WWII troops to the...

FLAGS FLY HIGH AT PUKEKOHE

The ITM 500 Auckland has ended with a thrilling final race, seeing Mark Winterbottom winning the Jason...

GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S ANZAC DAY MESSAGE

Anzac Day message 2014 from the Governor-General of New Zealand. In the New Zealand of 1914, 25 April was...

PRIME MINISTER'S ANZAC DAY MESSAGE

Anzac Day message 2014 from the Prime Minister of New Zealand. It is almost 100 years since the events which...

RSA PRESIDENT'S ANZAC DAY MESSAGE

Anzac Day message 2014 from the RSA National President, Don McIver. In late 1914, Sgt Little, a clerk at the...

100 YEARS AGO: NZ TROOPS ON WAY TO WAR

A hundred years ago this month New Zealand troops...

A GENUINE KIWI CONNECTION AT THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITIES

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