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Poppy Appeal Collection Goes Live To Save Lives

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Thousands of volunteers, including many NZDF members, will be out in full force on Poppy Day this Friday collecting funds for the Returned and Services Association (RSA) Poppy Appeal. Tina Grant, whose husband was killed in service in Afghanistan, says the RSA plays an important role in supporting the families of New Zealand’s service personnel. Funds raised from the Poppy …

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Kiwi Celebs ‘Remeber To Care’ For 2016 Poppy Appeal

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A number of well-known Kiwis including Oscar Kightley and Antonia Prebble are lending their support to this year’s Returned and Services Association (RSA) Poppy Appeal, which runs this week. The theme of this year’s appeal is “remember to care” – encouraging New Zealanders to honour the memory of the service people who have gone before, by supporting those still with …

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Stephanie Simpson, “I’m Going To Gallipoli!”

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When I first heard of the ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition, it was during my sister’s journey in presenting her own speech. Despite not winning, she successfully provoked powerful emotions in me. Feelings of gratitude, our duty to honour those fallen and, most importantly, a strong reminder for me to always remember my own privileged lifestyle. Now, one …