The Returned and Services
Association in Taupo
The Taupo Returned and Services Association (RSA) comprises the Taupo RSA Inc and the Taupo RSA Trust Board. Together, the Taupo RSA provides welfare services and support to all Returned and Service people residing within the Taupo area; through income derived from fundraising activities as well as income from its asset and investment portfolio.
The Taupo RSA is an affiliated member of the Royal NZ Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA), one of the largest voluntary welfare organisations in NZ and one of the oldest ex-service organisations in the world. It was founded by returned soldiers from the Gallipoli Campaign in 1916, to provide for the welfare of veterans.
If any veterans’, service or ex-service personnel need any help or assistance, please get in touch with us. We are a club run solely by volunteers, however regularly check Facebook, our website, phone messages, and emails.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to become a volunteer for the Taupo RSA, or contribute towards the welfare of returned, service, or ex-service personnel in the Taupo district.
Taupo RSA Trust
The Taupo RSA Trust provides welfare services and support to all Returned and Service people resident within the Taupo area; through income derived from the Taupo Poppy Appeal collection and income from its asset and investment portfolio.
The Taupo RSA Welfare Committee, on behalf of the Taupo RSA and Taupo RSA Trust, considers and implements all requests for welfare services and support.
Poppy Day, usually observed on the Friday before ANZAC Day (25 April), when the commemorative Red Poppy is exchanged for a donation from the NZ public, to fund the welfare needs of our local veterans, is the most important fund-raising activity of the year.