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About Us

New Zealand Vietnam Veterans Association (Incorporated) is a society registered and incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, and is an affiliated member of the Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association (Incorporated).

Founded in 1982, it has 1100 members, consisting of persons who served with the Allied Forces in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.  Associate Membership is also available to qualifying family members of Vietnam Servicepersons, and to others such as Red Cross and Salvation Army members who assisted Allied forces in South Vietnam.

The objectives of nzVva are to promote on-going comradeship amongst members, and to assist with the welfare of Vietnam Veterans, their children and whanau. 

Office Holders

Patron: Mike Dudman

President: John Deazley

Vice President: Graham Gibson

Secretary:  Sam Rahui

Treasurer: Carol Taylor

Quartermaster: John Taylor



Executive Committee:

Ken Ford,  Mane Tuaiti,  Eddie Nock,  Bill Compton,  Bob Derwin, Andy Peters, Paul Thomas, Bill Martin

Pat Duggan (Christchurch) Lindsay Skinner (Wellngton)

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