Activities & Projects
2016 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA). New Zealand Post pays tribute to the role it plays with this stamp and coin issue.
Four murals of the "Fields of Remembrance" banners have been externally mounted on a wall at the Ngaruawahia RSA to honour the men and women of Ngaurawahia who served in the First World War
Repainting of Whangaroa RSA building in Kaeo in its original 1925 colours
The Mt Wellington/Panmure RSA 2015 Anzac Day commemorations include a dawn parade with live music and entertainment throughout the evening.
To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.
A centenary dinner at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex, 16 August 2014, 6.30pm.
A commemorative concert by the Dunedin RSA Choir. Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, 3 August 2014.
Creating a white crosses field of remembrance in Tokoroa.
Restoration of First World War memorials at Maungakaramea and Tapuhi.
Encouraging communities throughout New Zealand to create Fields of Remembrance with personalised White Crosses, to honour those in their community who served overseas in the First World War.
Restoration of First World War memorials throughout the Rangitikei District.
Construction of crosses for a Hamilton field of remembrance.
Restoring the Gore war memorial.
Construction of a First World War remembrance plaza alongside the new Returned and Services Association (RSA) clubrooms in Christchurch.
Salute Wairoa creates a digital, multi-media, touch table record of First World War Wairoa stories, including rediscovered memories.
A service at Lyttelton commemorating the troopship embarkation (24 May 1914) of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 24 September 2014.
A dawn service will be held this Anzac Day 25 April 2014 at the First World War cenotaph in Cass Square Hokitika, with 183 white crosses for the members of this area lost during the war.
Field of Remembrance commemorative activities prior to Anzac Day in 2014.
Historical research and publication on the Eastbourne RSA and the district’s links with the First World War.
Fit out of Mosgiel Memorial RSA commemorative library and museum.
Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.
A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice Day 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.
Mid-morning civic Anzac Day service at Takapau to commemorate the 1914 Divisional Camp, 25 April 2014.
We intend to invite schools to visit and meet some of our returned and older members in our clubrooms, to see our photos and memorabilia, and to visit our museum.
The Christchurch RSA will be opening its new clubrooms on 4 August 2014, 100 years from the outbreak of the First World War. The old clubrooms where destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.