RSA Support Services

Local RSAs provide support services designed to assist ex-servicemen and women in need, whether or not they are members of a Returned Services’ Association.

Each RSA appoints a Support Officer to co-ordinate these services

and to give advice on the various community services available to

ex-service personnel and their families.


How We help
RSA assistance ranges from monetary grants for those in financial difficulty,
to help with practical tasks, visiting the sick, meals-on-wheels, and offering friendship and support in times of need.


Who We help
Help is available to all ex-servicemen and women, their spouses/partner, widows/widowers and dependants, whether or not they are members of
an RSA.


Overseas Veterans
Help and contact details for overseas veterans now resident in New Zealand.

War Pensions and Allowances
War veterans and ex-servicemen and women may be entitled to a war pension and a range of allowances from the New Zealand Government.


The various war pensions and allowances are listed with contact details

for the War Pensions Processing Unit.


How RSA can help
Assistance with making applications is available to members and

non-members of RSA through the Pensions or Support Officers located

at each local RSA.

RNZRSA Senior Advisory Officer is also able to assist.



Whangamata RSA Support Officer

Angela Baker 021 0271 4679

If you or a member that you know of needs any help please let us know.


Executive Committee

2019 - 2020


Geoff March


Vice President

Lyn Ward



John Aislabie

Des Harrison

Karyn Jones

Craig Kahui

Bruce Moore

Pam Murray 

Janet Randell

RSA Padre 

Terri Sorenson


Bill Watson


Hi to all members of Whangamata RSA,


Our AGM is on Sunday 20th September. 

The nominations for those wishing to help guide our RSA to the future by being on the committee close this coming Friday 28th August. The forms are at the bar.


Can I plead with you to seriously think about getting involved, we need new ideas, enthusiasm and support.  Yes we are doing very well, but that is no excuse to not plan the future, we can always do better.


We are not wanting all of your hours, we have one committee meeting a month and enjoy each others company on members nights and events. 

We would welcome anyone willing to give it a go. 

Thank you, 

Geoff March, President, Whangamata RSA. 

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