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Case managers Angela and Paul collect for the RSA on Poppy Day.

Anzac Day 2018

Our enquiry line and office will be closed on Anzac Day. Read more to find your local Anzac Day event.

New rates

New rates for many entitlements will come into effect from 1 April 2018.

Payment delay

We are aware of an issue with our payment provider that means some payments will not be made until later in the day.

Changes to Statements of Principles, January 2018

The Australian Statements of Principles[] are a tool to determine if an injury, illness or death is service-related. On 19 January 2018 changes will be made to the...

Review timeline extended

The Review of the Operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 has been extended to
March 2018.

Winter Energy Payment

If you are on a Veteran’s Pension or NZ Superannuation you will be able to get the Winter Energy Payment from 1 July 2018. This payment is...

Support over the festive season

Veterans’ Affairs will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. Our enquiry line will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22nd December 2016. We...

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

We provide each incoming Minister with a briefing on their portfolio. The briefing includes information on: the Veterans' Affairs portfolio their legislative responsibilities upcoming work strategic challenges...

December 2017 edition of VA News

The December 2017 edition of VA News includes: Message from the Minister for Veterans Information on support available over the festive period Message from Bernadine, Head...

When you email us

Our computer network is linked to the New Zealand Defence Force’s system. Security is very important, and there are strict rules in place to protect the...

Update on 2017 research funding applications

On 31 July 2017 the Veterans’ Health Advisory Panel (the Panel) sought applications from New Zealand-based researchers interested in generating knowledge and understanding of veterans to...

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