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 (vacant) 021 208 4622
Papakura Hub (Bob Derwin) 021 147 3265
Devonport Hub (Gail Kennett) 021 446 011
Northland (Charlie Lamb) 027 421 0990
Auckland (vacant) 021 256 2180
Waikato/KC/BoP (Tricia Hague) 027 388 6243
Wairarapa/HB/EC (Janet Castell) 027 239 1008
Central/Wellington (Bede Fahey) 027 237 5450
Nelson/Marlborough (Steve Cox) 021 239 0441
Canterbury (Jo Frew) 021 208 4622
Otago/Southland (Niall Shepherd)  027 600 3104
Australia (Valerie Ross) +61 416 755 125

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