Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust Scholarship - 30th Aug 2017

Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust Scholarship Scholarships are available from the Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust for 2018.
Applications are invited from high school students living in the area of the Dunedin RSA who are  embarking on further education with an institution recognised by the NZQA and who have had a Parent or Grandparent serve with the NZDF.

To apply email: finance@dn-rsa.org.nz or telephone (03) 466 4886/ 0800 664 888
or click on the link to downlaod the application

The closing date for applications will be 20th November 2017
Application should be forwarded to,

Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust
Scholarship application
P.O. Box 4008
St Kilda
Dunedin 9046

Or emailed to finance@dn-rsa.org.nz


RNZRSA Limited Edition Battle Pins $10 each - 26th Jul 2017

The official RNZRSA Battle Pins commemorate the WWI battles that were significant to New Zealanders. 
Gallipoli 1915- 2015   Ist Battle pin produced
Battle of Somme 1916
Battle of Romani 1916 - 2016
Battle of Jutland 1916 - 2016
Battle of Messines 1917 - 2017
Please email finance@dn-rsa.org.nz to place your order or you can phone 03 4664 886

Dunedin RSA

RSA thanks Kiwis for supporting 2017 Poppy Appeal: $1.9 million raised to help NZís service community - 4th Jul 2017

RSA thanks Kiwis for supporting 2017 Poppy Appeal: $1.9 million raised to help NZís service community

New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and its member clubs thank New Zealanders for their generosity in supporting our current and former service personnel through the 2017 Poppy Appeal.

The RSA’s 2017 Poppy Appeal raised $1.9 million in donations. 

RSA National President BJ Clark said the RSA’s ability to support those impacted by service relied on public donation. Poppy Appeal funds are used exclusively to provide health, welfare and support to New Zealand’s current and former service personnel, and their families.

“We are grateful for the fantastic public support, for all our volunteers who contribute their time and effort, and for our corporate partners who contribute so generously to the Poppy Appeal. They make it possible to care for those who have served our country at home and overseas – whether or not they are members of the RSA,” he says.


These funds will assist in many ways, including assisting recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), helping the families of current and former military personnel deal with health or hardship issues, or assisting those who have served rejoin civilian life once their time in uniform is done.


Clark says it is critical that the RSA and New Zealand as a whole understand that younger servicemen and women have been impacted by their time in uniform as much as their older predecessors were. 


Many of those who serve – whether deployed in recent conflicts, or in routine service – face major challenges as a result of the actions and circumstances they witness and participate in.

“Military service – undertaken to help those who can’t help themselves – can take a significant toll, whether physical, mental, or on families. This money will go a long way towards helping address this,” Clark says.

Some highlights of the 2017 Poppy Appeal included:


  • RSA members, including veterans and returned and servicemen and women, were out in force on Poppy Day and were joined in the street appeal by members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), volunteer collectors and other supporters including members of the US armed forces stationed at the US Embassy in Wellington.
  • The RSA Poppy Appeal was supported by a team of Poppy Appeal Ambassadors, including former All Blacks Captain and Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Buck Shelford; NZDF Liaison Officer for Family of the Fallen Sergeant Tina Grant; All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen; actor and comedian Oscar Kightley; singer and Royal New Zealand Navy reservist Rebecca Nelson; and filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson.
  • The 2017 Poppy Appeal also featured unprecedented levels of support from corporate partners: Spark, NZME, Phantom Billstickers, ANZ, SKYCITY, Countdown, Perception Group, Z Energy, Sky and New Zealand Rugby. 



About New Zealand’s service personnel:

  • New Zealand currently has about 41,000 veterans of overseas military deployment: 11,000 from the period from WWII to Vietnam, with another 30,000 who served in in New Zealand’s 42 overseas deployments since 1974.
  • Tens of thousands more New Zealanders have served without a recognised operational deployment – though may have undertaken disaster relief, ocean surveillance and rescue, or other challenging work.
  • NZDF currently employs about 14,532 people: 11,667 service personnel, and 2,865 civilian staff.



For further details, please contact:

Hamish Stuart

Communications and Marketing Manager 

04 894 9188

027 201 1811

Quiz Night - - 12th Jun 2017

A Quiz night is being held on the 20th June @7pm
Mosgiel RSA,
6 Church Street , Mosgiel 

Funds raised will  enable Nicki Fairbairn to compete in the Invictus Games In Toronto 2017.
register your team at the Mosgiel RSA  4897182 or email restaurant.mmrsa@vodafone.co.nz


Anzac Day Dawn Service Dunedin 2017 - 24th Apr 2017

Anzac Day Dawn Service Dunedin 2017 Click on the link below for the Dunedin RSA Dawn Service .


Click on the link below for the Andersons Bay Posy laying Service




ANZAC Eve Service

Monday 24 April 2017 at 6 pm
St Pauls Cathedral , Octagon, Dunedin

To be followed by a presentation at 7 pm by

Professor Tom Brooking:

Coping with a Military Disaster One Hundred Years

Later: Passchendaele and New Zealand.

Hosted by the Otago Officers’ Club, Dunedin



Established 1921

Haere mai, Nau mai. Everyone is most welcome

POSY Making - 10th Apr 2017

POSY Making
Volunteers are required to make over 4000 Posy’s on the 24th April at HMNZS TOROA, 211 St Andrew Street, Dunedin from 9 am- 12 noon.
Donations of Rosemary would be greatly appreciated by 9am -24th April
This year each posy will be made with a sprig of rosemary and red paper.
Rosemary symbolises remembrance, red paper the poppy.

On ANZAC Day the Posy’s are laid by Girl Guides and Brownies at the Services’ Section of Anderson’s Bay Cemetery at the 9.30am Service.
Tea and coffee will be provided and volunteers are requested to bring their own scissors and secateurs.
For further information please contact Dunedin RSA 4664 886




Poppy Day this year is Friday 21st April volunteers are needed to help collect at various sites around Dunedin .

Please phone 4664886 or 4664888 if you are available to assist


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