Support Services

Peter Dunell (Support Advisor) is available every Wednesday 9am – 11am please ring Peter on 383 – 4217 or Wendy at the RSA office on 352 – 1185 for an appointment.

All conversations are held in strict confidence. Welfare assistance is available for dental, glasses, hearing, specialist and genuine hardship. Assistance may also be available from the Canterbury Patriotic Fund and also RSA Pennington Trust both trusts are available for returned veterans to make application to.

Application forms are available from the office.
Peter can assist with the application for a new war pension or reviews for new disabilities.

We do need your help in reaching out to the veteran community so if you know a veteran or ex-service person in need of assistance please refer them to Peter or the office.

Talk to the Welfare Officer/Support Advisor to see if you are eligible and qualify for support services

To ensure NZ’s servicemen and women continue to live with dignity and respect the NZ RSA provides welfare and support services. We also support their spouses and dependent children.

Support can be in the way of:

  • Financial Grants
  • Hospital Visits
  • Home Visits
  • Support in times of need
  • Practical Help
  • Travel Assistance