70th Anniversary of Battle of El Alamein - 25th Jun 2012

Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand (VANZ) is seeking Expressions
of Interest from New Zealand Navy, Army and Air Force
veterans who served in North Africa between 10 June 1940
and 12 May 1943, and have been awarded the Africa Star, to
attend 70th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of El
Alamein either in New Zealand, or in Egypt, in October 2012.
This commemoration will recognise all those New Zealanders
who served in the North African campaign.
To be eligible, veterans need to have attested into, and served
with the New Zealand Armed Forces in the campaign, or be
New Zealanders who served with the Royal Navy as members
of the New Zealand Naval Forces.
Veterans wishing to travel to Egypt will need to meet strict
medical fitness criteria to ensure they are well enough to travel
as part of the delegation and participate in the commemorative
events.
Veterans should be aware that there are potentially significant
health and security risks involved with travelling to Egypt and
they are advised to read the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel
Advisory for Egypt at
http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/destinations/egypt.shtml.
The New Zealand Government is continually monitoring the
situation in Egypt, and veterans will only be taken to Egypt for
the commemoration should it be safe for them to attend.
VANZ will meet the travel, accommodation, transport and
medical costs of those eligible to attend.
Veterans wishing to register interest in attending this
commemoration should contact:
Aaron Hanley, Veterans' Affairs New Zealand, PO Box 5146,
WELLINGTON 6145.
Freephone: 0800 483 8372, Email: veterans@xtra.co.nz
70th Anniversary of Battle of El Alamein
Expressions of
Interest will need
to be forwarded to
Veterans’ Affairs
New Zealand no
later than
6 July 2012.

Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June 2012 - 25th Jun 2012

Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June 2012 Dunedin RSA members will be sad to hear that Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June in Dunedin after a long and brave struggle with his debilitating illness.
John Campbell transferred to Dunedin RSA in 1999 . He  was an Executive Member, Vice President and President of the Dunedin RSA, then went on to be District President Otago and Southland RSA 2003 – 2005 and was the first South Island elected National President of the Royal New Zealand RSA 2005- 2007 . In 2010 John was made a life member of the Dunedin RSA.

John was a fine soldier, a dedicated champion of veterans’ rights and for many of us a close, personal friend. During his 32 year service to the RSA he worked assiduously for all veterans and service personnel to achieve such milestones as return of the Unknown Warrior in 2004; the celebration of the RSA’s 90th Anniversary and the institution of the Year of the Veteran in 2006; the Tribute 08 parade, the Government and all party apology to Vietnam Veterans in Parliament and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Veterans in 2008. After retirement, he continued his service as the lay member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Health. In Dunedin he will be remembered especially for the commitment he made to the Monticello Veterans Home.
John was a forthright, vigorous and influential advocate for New Zealand veterans and for all ex-service personnel, a highly professional and competent leader and a thoughtful and sensitive person – altogether a great combination. He will be sorely missed.

We pass our condolences and our pledge of support to his wife Beth and to his sons Mark and Glen and their families.
We Will Remember Him.
Jenepher Glover
President Dunedin RSA

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DCC Community Electricty Fund - 18th Jun 2012

Electricity Fund

The fund is to help people living within the DCC rateable area with a grant towards an electricity account.

In 1998 the Dunedin City Council Consumer Electricity Fund was set up in liaison with agencies providing budget advice services. The fund is to help people living within the DCC rateable area with a grant towards an electricity account. There are certain conditions that apply before a grant can be approved.

Application is by appointment only and dependent on eligibility. To qualify for this fund, you will need to see a budget advisor at one of the following agencies for a budget assessment:
•Anglican Family Care
•Presbyterian Support Services
•Salvation Army Service
•Budget Advisory Service
•Catholic Social Services
For an application form contact  
Dunedin City Council - Customer Services Centre
•Call: 03 477 4000
•Visit: Ground floor, Civic Centre. 50 The Octagon, Dunedin
•Postal: PO Box 5045, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058
•Email: dcc@dcc.govt.nz

or  Click link below here to download application form

www.dunedin.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/133474/Consumer-Elec-fund.pdf

Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust new Trustees - 6th Jun 2012

Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust new Trustees Professor John Broughton & Will Martin attended their first Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust meeting on the 5th June 2012

 Professor John Broughton
Iwi (tribal affiliations: Ngãi Tahu Ngãti Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga
Captain RNZDC (Rtd),
Service Details B773376 Capt. RNZDC (Ret)
NZ Army Territorial Force from 1974 - until 1992 , John was commissioned in 1977.

John Broughton is a currently a Professor in Maori Health, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine Otago Medical School and the department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.
John has professional Affiliations, Memberships with NZ Dental Association, Dental Council of NZ, he is a registered Public Health Dentistry Specialist, and in 1985 appointed a Justice of the Peace.

John is Nationally & Internationally recognised New Zealand Playwright- a number of plays have New Zealand military themes.


Will Martin is the Business Advisory Manager and an Employment Lawyer with the Otago Southland Employers’ Association. As Business Advisory Manager Will oversees most aspects of Employers’ Association commercial activities, with a particular involvement covering the expansion of BusinessNZ initiatives including those of ExportNZ and ManufacturingNZ. Will travels throughout Otago and Southland meeting with members and various businesses and community groups. As a lawyer, Will assists employers with all aspects of employment law issues.

From 1997 until 2009, Will was an active member of HMNZS Toroa, and finished up as a Lieutenant. He had been at various times, the Administration Officer, Defence Employer Support Officer and an Anti-Harassment Advisor. He was also often the Escort Officer for dignitaries, and as a result met many interesting people through the Naval Reserve.

Will completed his studies at the University of Otago in 2002 and graduating with degrees in Law and Commerce (majoring in Management), and finished his postgraduate studies in Management in 2008. He was admitted to the Bar as a Barrister & Solicitor in 2003 and first worked with a leading Queen’s Counsel and subsequently a commercial law firm specialising in litigation and commercial law. He joined the Employers’ Association as a lawyer in May 2006.

Will has been involved in a number of voluntary organisations during the past decade in governance and operational roles. Currently Will is a founding Trustee of the Kavanagh College Alumni Charitable Trust, a supervising volunteer lawyer with the Dunedin Community Law Centre and an Employment law subcommittee member with the Otago branch of the New Zealand Law Society.


POPPY DAY 20th April Photos - 29th May 2012

POPPY DAY 20th April Photos Check out the website for photos from this years Poppy Day

DUNEDIN RSA MAY UPDATE - 22nd May 2012

DUNEDIN RSA MAY UPDATE CLICK HERE   http://www.dn-rsa.org.nz/files/254/file/update-May-2012-pdf 

TO READ THE LASTEST NEWS FROM THE DUNEDIN RSA

DUNEDIN ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE - 19th Apr 2012

DUNEDIN ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE This years Dawn Service Program is avaible on line  Click on the link below.


http://www.dn-rsa.org.nz/files/250/file/ANZAC-Dunedin-2012-FINAL-FOR-PRINTING-pdf

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