News & Stories

Our latest news and stories from around New Zealand.


Oct 26, 2022

Update from Vietnam Veterans' MoU Working Group

Following the most recent meeting between representatives of the three signatories to the MoU (NZVVA, RNZRSA and the Crown) a recommendation is being made to the Minister for Veterans for a process to implement a new Prescribed Condition under the terms of the MoU.

Read more



Oct 20, 2022

New National President for RNZRSA

Sir Wayne (Buck) Shelford, KNZM, MBE is the new National President of the RNZRSA following elections held during the recent National Conference.

Read more


Sep 29, 2022

RNZRSA brings Christmas Cheer to NZDF personnel

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the elves at the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association dispatch parcels across the globe, destined for those New Zealand Defence Force personnel that will be serving overseas at Christmas time. 

Read more

Sep 15, 2022

RNZRSA President to attend Queen’s Funeral

The RNZRSA will be represented at the funeral for Her Majesty the Queen by National President BJ Clark.

Read more

Sep 9, 2022

RNZRSA mourns the death of their Patron, Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) acknowledges with great sadness the passing of their Patron, Queen Elizabeth II.

Read more



Aug 26, 2022

Hard days ahead for friends and family of Dominic Abelen

The passing of Dominic Abelen, the New Zealand soldier killed while on leave without pay in the Ukraine, highlights the need for greater support for Defence Force personnel according to Ryan Gilbert, President of the Mackenzie RSA.

Read more