Veterans’ Affairs is offering you a chance to learn some farming skills

February 5, 2021 Could farming be your new career? Here’s a chance to get a taste of some skills that you will need. Veterans’ Affairs are accepting registrations of interest from New Zealand veterans who want to take part in a taster-farming skills course. Run by UCOL in partnership with the Ministry of Primary Industries and Veterans’ Affairs,… more

RSA District Support Manager

January 5, 2021 Check out the opportunity to join the RNZRSA team. The District Support Manager (DSM) is an exciting new position reporting to the RNZRSA Support Services Manager, working closely with the Ranfurly Veterans Trust in Auckland, the Auckland RSA District and other veteran groups to help shape the future and assist in the delivery of professional… more

A National Commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of Jayforce

December 21, 2020 A National Commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of Jayforce will be held in Wellington on 19 March 2021. We are accepting expressions of interest from New Zealand Jayforce veterans to attend the commemoration. Veterans’ Affairs will cover travel and accommodation costs for Jayforce veterans to attend with a support person. To apply or find… more

Did you know about the New declarations of qualifying operational service?

November 20, 2020 Three new declarations of operational service that qualifies for coverage under the Veterans’ Support Act have recently been announced. The declarations cover deployments before 2009 that previously didn’t have coverage, but have now been looked at again, against the updated criteria in the 2014 Act. Now, regardless of mission or operation, veterans are eligible for… more

Pilot course for veterans at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

November 10, 2020 Date: 30 November to 4 December 2020 Location: Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, 529 Cornwall Road, Masterton 5810 In partnership with the Universal College of Learning and the Ministry for Primary Industries, Veterans’ Affairs is seeking registrations of interest from New Zealand veterans who may like to take part in a pilot course specifically for veterans, at the… more

Veterans’ Affairs Bay of Plenty Forum

November 6, 2020  𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻: 26 November 10am-2pm 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: Mount Maunganui RSA (544 Maunganui Road, Omanu, Bay of Plenty) Following on from the success of the past Veteran Expos held in Christchurch, Auckland, and Wellington, Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand  and Ranfurly Veterans’ Trust are teaming up again to host a Veterans’ Forum in Tauranga to meet with New Zealand veterans,… more

Celebration of ‘Art of War’ Exhibition – Papakura Museum

October 14, 2020 Papakura Museum invites you to celebrate the exhibition of ART OF WAR. 📅Wednesday 11th November 2020 4.00pm to 6.00pm 📍Level 3, 209 Great South Road, Papakura [Undercover parking available from East Street entrance. Take lift to Level 3.] ☕Refreshments Provided   Please RSVP by 3rd November 2020 to (09) 298 2003 or

Webinar Series – Pre And Post Lifting of the Ban

October 8, 2020 You are invited to join ASCN (New Zealand) for another Webinar in the Series on LGBTIQ Military Service Members and Veterans.  In this Webinar we continue our discussion on this population by considering the topic of: “UK LGBT+ Military Service and Veterans Experiences: Pre And Post Lifting of the Ban – 12 Jan 2000.” In… more

Webinar Series – Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service since 1945

September 11, 2020 This Webinar is the first in the ASCN Webinar series on the needs and issues impacting LGBTIQ Military Service Members and Veterans. In it Dr Riseman will draw on findings from the Australian Research Council-funded project “Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service since 1945” to provide an overview history of LGBTI service in Australia… more