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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

  • 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

  • We regret to inform that Jeff Waters passed away peacefully this afternoon at Middlemore Hospital, a shock to all despite knowing he was gravely ill.

    RIP Jeff Waters

    Lest We Forget.

  • Australian television viewers are in for a bit of a surprise if they read the credits of a forthcoming episode of their popular TV series ‘Underbelly’.   They will see that the band in the background playing their iconic tune ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is none other than our own Band of The Royal Regimen

  • Since Friday when he was at a real low he has perked up somewhat and importantly his kidney's seem to be working better and he (and the antibiotics) are fighting the infection in his lungs.

  • Unfortunatly Arch Hill has been double booked on Feb 22nd so the ANR Ass evening has been cancelled.  The Speaker for the evening will be rescheduled for another date.

  • Jeff Waters is extremely ill in Middlemore hospital and the current situation with Jeff is not good. He has cancer of the esophagus, his kidneys are not working properly and he has pneumonia.

  • Jeff Waters is back in Middlemore Hospital, ward 32 North room 222. 

    Jeff is putting on a brave face and has a positive attitude.




    Veterans who served New Zealand in the Korean War are invited to register expressions of interest in attending commemorations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, in the Republic of Korea in July this year.

  • From DomPost 13 February 2013

  • A service for Brig Harry Honnor will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Paihia at 1300hrs Friday 8 Feb, and after at the Paihia RSA.

    Harry will be buried in the RSA section of the Paihia Cemetery – 161 Bty providing the full military honors for the family.

  • Brig HB Honnor CBE MVO died mid evening last night, in Whangarei.

    Brig Harry had a distinguished career as a gunner, serving at both the Battle of Kapyong and the Battle of Long Tan, and in a number of key gunner appointments.

  • Graeme Black has been tasked with contacting all 161 Bty personnel with a view to holding a 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Report "Single Gun Ready".

    This Reunion will be held as close to 15 July 2015 so it will be the weekend before or after 15/7.

  • Tim Walsh is attempting to establish travel plans of any NZ Veterans that will be travelling to Vietnam around ANZAC Day this year so that we might consider how we could engage with them and appropriately recognise them.