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Key upcoming events:

  • 2023 RNZA Association AGM/Annual Reunion at Trentham Military Camp, Wellington. Fri 27- Sun 29 Nov 2023.  Click here for details and to register online

  • St Barbara's Day, Monday 4th December 2023.
  • Gunner's Day, Sunday 26th May 2024.


Muzzle Flashes

  • We regret to inform that Graham Birch died peacefully at 2.15 this morning (Saturday) surrounded by his family at home.

    We will get funeral details out later today.



  • The Funeral for Graham Birch will be Friday 22nd March 1330hrs at Holy Trinity Church

    cnr Third & Devonport
  • From DomPost 16 March 2013

  • Gunners Day Dinner 2013

    Gunners, Past and present, attached personnel and partners are once again invited to aattend this years dinner to be held at 

    The Monte Casion Lounge
    Papakura RSA
    Sunday 26 May 2013


  • I have just visited Brian in Auckland City Hospital and am pleased to be able to report that he has recovered well from his cranial operation.
    He is due to be discharged from Hospital, tomorrow Sat 16 March, and will spend a couple of months in Papakura before returning to Australia.

  • From DomPost 9 March 2013

  • Hi Everyone

    29-31 October 1863 (2013) is the 150th (sesquicentennial) Anniversary of the Battle at Meremere in the Waikato north of Hamilton City.

  • We regret to inform of the passing of Tony Tustin. A Character in his own right.

    The funeral is in Blenheim Tuesday 12 March at the Cloudy Bay Funeral Home and anyone who lives in that area could you please help his daughter Christine.

  • Hi Everyone

  • 41824 Gerald Vita (Gerry) SOUTHON ex 1RNZIR 1969-71 Malaysia, 161 Bty 1966-67 and V5 1970-71 SVN, passed away at Whakatane, on Wednesday 6 March 2013 aged 66.

  • We are trying to confirm that the above passed away on the 5th of Mar The Tangi is to be on Sat at 1100 hrs at MATATA.

    The only info we have at this stage comes from a lady (prob related to a vet) We have been unable to confirm from any other source at this stage


  • Greetings Gunners

    I am down with Graham Birch and he is not well at all. Our prayers and thoughts are with Graham and his family gathered with him.

    If you intend calling, phoning or sending a note you should do this now rather than later.

    Barry Dreyer

  • Dear Fellow Gunners

    The RNZA Historical Trust was established on 26 September 2012.(Please see the RNZA Association website for a copy of the Trust Deed and a list of the inaugural trustees).

  • It is our sad duty to let members know that Graham`s melanoma has spread and the prognosis is not good. Graham will have his family members gathering around him in these his final days.

  • Jeff will be lying in state at his home from Monday 25th Feb until Wednesday Morning.

    Service a to be held Wed 27th  @ 1300hrs
    Fountains Funeral Service
    Cnr Elliot and Wood Street

    Gathering at RSA after for Tea & Coffee