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New Zealand Vietnam Veterans Association

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Founded in 1982 to promote on-going comradeship amongst members, and to assist with the welfare of Vietnam Veterans, their children and whanau. 

 

Latest News 

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NATIONAL REUNION - CHRISTCHURCH -Postponement

NZ Vietnam Veterans Association is now holding its National Reunion in Christchruch during 15-17 February 2022.  We had to postpone from December due to Covid-19.  Early bird registrations have been extended out..  Details are available in the September 2021 Contact or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a registraion form.

Agent Orange and other research papers 

Click on the links below to access papers submitted by Eddie Nock on

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Contact

The next edition for the year will be out in September.  

The cut off for submitting articles for the September Contact is 31 August.  If you have any articles you would like inserted in the next edition,  please send to Vic Timu:

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Covid Lockdown - From the    RSA Welfare Support

RSA Covid 19 lockdown update – August 20
 
The nationwide level 4 lockdown has been extended until 11:59pm on Tuesday, August 24. In the face of the lockdown, it’s been great to see the RSA network initiating support.  
 
We have already implemented the RSA Covid response plan and this is being led by Danny Nelson, Senior Support Manager. District Presidents are responsible for connecting will all their RSAs and maintaining effective communications and the DSMs are coordinating the network of support in each district.
 
The plan enables us, despite being in lockdown, to keep support in place for those who need it and to meet any new requests that may arise as a result of the lockdown. Remember that the support services we always provide are still be provided to veterans and their families, despite the extraordinary circumstances.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Essential workers can only be authorised by the Senior Support Manager and once training is completed the Formal letter authorising them will be issued.
 
From 11.59pm, Wednesday 18 August, it became mandatory for everyone aged over 12 to wear a face covering when visiting essential services including healthcare facilities. It is also a requirement for essential workers, including those in the home and community support sectors, to wear a face covering while delivering services.

If you find yourself, or a veteran you know in need of assistance with shopping, medication pick-ups or deliveries or anything else, please contact your local District Support Manager to arrange the help required.

The Ministry of Health’s website has been updated with all up to date relevant information and this can be viewed here.

If you need ANY assistance at all, during or after the lockdown, do not hesitate to call your District Support Manager:
 
Northland: Charlie Lamb; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
027 208 1355
 
Auckland: Ari Panapa; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
021 0859 0254
 
Waikato/KC/BoP: Dave Benfell; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
027 242 6970
 
Wairarapa/HB/EC: Janet Castell; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
027 239 1008
 
Central: Gavin Smith; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
021 149 7566
 
Wellington: Rob Todman; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
021 256 2180
 
Nelson/Marlborough: John Capill; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
021 0294 8679
 
Canterbury: Wendy Clark; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
027 233 3794
 
Otago/Southland: Niall Shepherd; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
027 600 3104

OPERATION OUTREACH

As promised during our Operation Outreach tour of New Zealand, the interim report on the findings of the team so far is available in the documents section.  Click here Outreach.pdf

 Repatriation

Te Auraki (The Return)

http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/operations/repatriation 

 NZ MILITARY SERVICE RINGS

Available for purchase direct from the Jeweller.  If you wish to know more information about these rings please contact

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Click on the following link: 

https://www.minturnjewellery.com/shop/Veteran-Military-Rings-c25212377 

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