Returned and Services Association (RSA )
Rōpū Ika ā-Whiro

Helping all service personnel and their families get the support they need.

Who are we?

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) is one of the oldest military support charities in the world. It was formed to look after returning personnel from World War One and carries on the tradition of support.

Our mission is to support those impacted by military service and we treat all those that have served in the military as veterans.

Who do we help?

Our support is there for anyone who has or is serving as a military member. This includes reservists.

You do not need to be a member nor do you need to join the RSA to receive our support.

What can we help with?

Our Support Network covers the whole of New Zealand. We can assist in navigating government bureaucracy to help with Veterans' Affairs, ACC, Work and Income entitlements, link you into other veteran support organisations and health providers for mental, physical or social health needs. We can act as advocates in relation to reviews and appeals with ACC and Veterans' Affairs.

We act as general advisors and supporters for a range of issues impacting veterans and their families from finances, accommodation and housing, to educational support, transition from the military, and medical and health outcomes.

Our Poppy Trusts and donated money is used to assist veterans and their families. For emergency and urgent situations we are able to support veterans immediately.

Getting help

To seek assistance from our support network please get in contact with your District Support Manger or RSA Hub Advisor. All information provided is treated confidentially.

Linton Hub (Dereck Turvey) 021 0278 2766
Trentham Hub (Michelle Tebbut) 021 193 6261
Burnham Hub (Lorraine Aitken) 03 363 0157
Northland (Charlie Lamb) 027 208 1355
Auckland (Ari Panapa) 021 0859  0254
Waikato/KC/BoP (Dave Benfell) 027 242 6970
Wairarapa/HB/EC (Janet Castell) 027 239 1008
Central (Gavin Smith) 021 149 7566
Wellington (Rob Todman) 021 256 2180
Nelson/Marlborough (John Capill) 021 0294 8679
Canterbury (Wendy Clark) 027 233 3794
Otago/Southland (Niall Shepherd)  027 600 3104

Please visit the RSA Website or our Facebook page for additional information and to find local RSA club rooms or associations throughout New Zealand.