The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association is a service organisation. It is one of the largest voluntary welfare organisations in New Zealand and one of the longest established ex-service organisations in the world.
RSA commitment to welfare is embodied in Poppy Day when red poppies are exchanged for donations to raise funds for veterans’ welfare and to honour the memory of those who have given their lives in times of war.
Poppy Day is usually observed on the Friday before Anzac Day.
Anzac Day is observed each year on the 25th April. RSAs throughout New Zealand take part in wreath-laying ceremonies of remembrance for fallen comrades.
How We Help
RSA people rally to help fellow New Zealanders in need and war veterans in particular. RSA help is available at local and national level to eligible war veterans and their families, RSA Members and non-members and to the wider New Zealand community.
The organisation consists of affiliated local RSAs, each independent of one another, but loyal to the objects and resolutions of the RNZRSA.
We are also a member of Clubs NZ and therefore all our members are able to visit all affilated clubs with their membership card.