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About the RSA

Every day the RSA movement helps all service personnel and their families get the support they need.

Our Mission is to remember and support and advocate for all those impacted by service for New Zealand.

The RSA was formed in New Zealand in 1916 by returning ANZACs during World War One to provide support and comfort for service men and women and their families.

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association is made up of 182 local RSAs around the country, each an entity in their own right, with over 102,000 members. Local RSAs are managed by their own executive committee while being united with the RNZRSA in our strategic pillars, vision, and values.

We believe in a nation joined by a heartfelt connection to the ANZAC spirit of courage, commitment, comradeship, and compassion.

Why we do what we do

Our Vision as the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Inc (RNZRSA) is for a country that values service to New Zealand. Our mission is to remember and care for all those impacted by service for New Zealand in military operations. That includes not only service people but also their families.

We believe in a nation joined by a heartfelt connection to the ANZAC spirit of courage, commitment, comradeship, and compassion.

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What you can do to help?

We gratefully accept any donation – every bit counts.

The need is vast, service and particularly active service often taking a significant toll on the individuals and their families involved.

Your donation could go towards funding a cataract operation, medical care, mobility assistance, help with school fees, emotional support including trauma counselling and help with treatment for post-traumatic stress, hearing aids, equine therapy, or companion dogs

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