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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. 

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 Friday 1st Nov to Sunday 3rd November 2024


Greetings all

The NZ Vietnam Veterans Association Reunion is scheduled for Taupo 1-3 November.  It is a families reunion, tailored for children and grandchildren of veterans, as we work to hand over the Association to the next generations.  This Reunion is very important for the Veteran Group, our Whanau and the Association.

Click here for the General Information Sheet and click here for the Registration Form.

Don't forget Vietnam Veterans can apply to use the Commemorative Allowance and you can apply for up to a $2,500 contribution.  Click on this link for further information  https://www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz/a-z/commemorative-travel-contribution/ 

The amount must be based on actual costs related to your trip. Costs can include:

  • travel such as flights, rail, bus, or ferries
  • transfers
  • travel insurance
  • accommodation

The contribution cannot cover food, entertainment, or other costs.

An early response will help us book numbers and events.  Please pass these details on to other with Vietnam Service and their Whanau so we get the widest possible publicity for the event.

See you in Taupo.


Barry Dreyer, National Vice President


Information about the temporary suspension by Veterans’ Affairs of new VIP services to clients without a service-related health condition

Key points

  • From 13 March 2024, VA suspended the Veterans’ Independence Programme (VIP) for new clients without a service-related condition. The suspension will last for one year (until March 2025).
  • There will be no change to the availability and delivery of VIP services to veterans who have a service-related injury or illness from their qualifying service that VA have accepted. 
  • Any veteran who already has VIP services in place will continue to receive them under their existing conditions. 

For further information visit the VA website at the following link: https://www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz/a-z/veterans-independence-programme/

NZ Vietnam Veterans' Intergeneration Health by Eddie Nock 

This research was submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Health Practice (Violence and Trauma Studies), Auckland University of Technology.  The qualitative project describes the experiences of two NZ Vietnam Veterans and three generations of their families demonstrating the passage of intergenerational health.  To read more of this project,  click here




New item available in Q Store.  $20 each.  Click here for further information


The NZDF Health Hub website can be found here https://health.nzdf.mil.nz and is worth exploring.  It is part of the work going forward on the health of veterans, serving men & women, and whanau.  A video on how to use the website can be found by clicking on this link:  https://health.nzdf.mil.nz/take-action/using-this-website You will find resources for all members of the NZDF community here.


 Veterans' Affairs Website - "Learn About Our claims Process"

Veterans' Affairs have advised us that they have a new section on their website called "Learn about our Claims Process".  It contains information specifically for their clients.

It talks about processing times for claims, how to make a claim and what to expect after a claim has been made.  This is initial info and it will be updated quarterly on the website.  

Click on the link below to the new section:



Dave Sabben was a Pl Comd in D/6RAR at Long Tan. He has just published a coffee table book based on his letters to his wife Sue.  It is a fantastic read, and will ring all sorts of bells for our cohort. It also tells the Pl level story of Vietnam which will be of interest to the whanau.  Click here for more information and review 1 and review 2Dave's website is www.sabbenmidbook.com where you can find information on how to purchase this book.


 Vietnam Veterans (Neville Wallace Memorial) Children's & Grandchildren's Trust

The Trust have a new website up and running as the old domain had outlived its usefulness.  The new site can be accessed at:


Subscriptions are now due for 2024 - 2025.  Cost is $25 per year.  An application form can be downloaded here Word doc or PDF


As advised by NZVVA, the negotiations with the Crown have now concluded.  Click here for the latest communique from the MoU Working Group Chair and the documents that have been released.

 Agent Orange and other research papers 

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

 An update on his research paper can be accessed (click here) along with the information sheet  here



The next edition for the year will be out in July/August 2023.  Please note this will be emailed to members.

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Remember, this magazine is for you the members so if you have something that you think will interest other members,  pleas send it in.  All articles are welcome.


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