Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA)
The RNZRSA honours and supports current and former service members. They provide financial and other support through their network throughout NZ.
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association website
No Duff Charitable Trust
No Duff is a volunteer organisation, who are committed to providing immediate welfare support to past and present members of the NZ Armed Forces.
No Duff Charitable Trust website
ACC helps get New Zealanders—and visitors to NZ—back to everyday life if they have had an accidental injury.
For veterans, this is especially relevant for those who served after 1 April 1974, when ACC was created. After this date, Veterans' Affairs are only able to cover injuries or illnesses which are related to Qualifying Operational Service.
Qualifying Operational Service explained
How we decide if a condition is related to service
Ministry of Social Development
The Ministry of Social Development helps New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. It does this by providing:
- employment, income support and superannuation services
- funding to community service providers
- policy and advice to government
- student allowances and loans
- social housing assistance.
Of particular interest to the veteran community, the Ministry of Social Development administers the:
- Veteran's Pension
- SuperGold Card
- Community Services Card.
Ministry of Social Development website
Department of Internal Affairs
The Department of Internal Affairs helps to arrange veteran attendance at NZ based commemorations of military significance.
Department of Internal Affairs website
Ministry of Culture and Heritage
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage researches NZ, provides rich online resources, produces books, advises government and looks after NZ's national treasures.
Of particular interest to the veteran community, it:
- inspects Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves in NZ and arranges for their cleaning and repair when needed
- cares for national monuments and memorials.
Information about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in New Zealand
Ministry of Culture and Heritage website
Veteran and service organisations
Other organisations also support veterans and lobby on their behalf. These include: