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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. RNZA Association 86th AGM/Annual Reunion 2020, Friday 16th – Sunday 18th October, Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt.
Join your comrades-in-arms for a weekend of memories and socialising.
Don't let this opportunity slip by – REGISTER NOW.

Click here for further information and registration link.

The Horowhenua Artillery Association have postponed their "Celebrate 60 years" events that were due to be held on 23rd May 2020. This is postponed until October’s El Alamein luncheon.

Warning Order: RNZA Association AGM/Annual Reunion 2020. Weekend 16-18 October 2020 at Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt

Remember the Association welcomes anyone who has served the Guns for 3 months or more, so get together a group of your era comrades for a great catchup.

Martin Coomber (Area Rep Wgtn) will head the organizing c`ttee.

Draft Timetable; developed with the Camp staff at Trentham;

Fri 16 Oct, 16.30 Happy Hour WOs and Sgts Mess

Sat 17 Oct,

10.30-12.00 AGM, SNCOs Ante Room. (Timing for the AGM can be moved to accommodate activities)

12.00-17.00, Organised afternoon activities in/around Wellington area. TBA.

18.00 for 19.00 Semi formal dinner, Combined dining room.

Sun 18 Oct, 10.00am Commemorative Service. Trentham Chapel.

Accomodation. Barracks accomodation will likely be available for up to 50 pers, at a low cost, which may include breakfast in camp. Details and cost to be confirmed later.

Further details to follow later in the year closer to when registration/booking is opened.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. RNZA Association 85th AGM/Annual Reunion 2019, Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November, TAUPO.

Join your comrades-in-arms for a weekend of memories and socialising.

Don't let this opportunity slip by – REGISTER NOW.


The organiser in Taupo, Peter Miles, has put together a great weekend for us. Thank you Peter.

Remember the Association welcomes anyone who has served the Guns for 3 months or more, so get together a group of your era comrades for a great catchup.

Click here for Details


Click here to Register Online. 


Click Here to Download/Print paper registration form. 

The Royal New Zealand Artillery Association Port
0Torlesse Reserve Old Tawny

The Royal NZ Artillery Association have arranged a special label and a price
exclusive to members of $26 per bottle.

Winemakers Comments
The wine style is operated on a solera system started in 1992 where the barrels are nev-er emptied. Each bottling is taken from the original 5 barrels which are half emptied, then topped with the next oldest wine.
This wine has been matured in barrels for an average of 10 years, the base wine is a blend of red grapes fortified with high strength alcohol. As the wine matures the colour gradually takes on a tawny colour and develops a sweet nutty character.
Much of the wines development has already occurred in the barrel so this wine is ready to drink but can be cellared for many more years. The wine is complex and shows the typical rancio character of a good tawny port, and is an excellent way to end any good meal, or entertainment. To be enjoyed in moderation. This wine can be stored after opening in a decanter for months with no adverse effects.

To order:
Christchurch delivery to a specific address is freight free. Orders to other areas will incur a freight charge,
The wine can be ordered by contacting Torlesse Wines on email:
winery@torlesse.co.nz or phone 03 3146929 or 021758441
Easiest method of payment is by credit card but they can do direct debit as well with an invoice.


Public Address: Freemasonry in War and Peace. Nelson, Wed 7 Nov 2018. Click here for more information.

Funeral of 37221 Sgt Alastair "Al" Don, Military Merit Medal (SVN), Cross of Gallantry with Palm (SVN), 161 Bty RNZA, killed in action on 14th September 1965 in South Vietnam. 1400 hrs Tuesday 21st August 2018. Click here for location and details.

REGISTER NOW - RNZA Association AGM/Annual Reunion 2018, Labour Weekend, Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October, Dunedin.

Join your comrades-in-arms for a weekend of memories and socialising.

Don't let this opportunity slip by – Register NOW.

The organising team in Dunedin, led by Robbie Gardiner, are putting together a great weekend for us. Thank you Robbie and team.

Remember the Association welcomes anyone who has served the Guns for 3 months or more, so get together a group of your era comrades for a great catchup.

The great looking DRAFT program is below, as are accommodation suggestions from the Dunedin team. More details, cost, and registration forms will follow later once the program has been finalised and confirmed.

Click here to register online OR Click here to download/print paper registration form.

Click here to see Accommodation suggestions from the Dunedin team.

Gunners Day Events, Saturday 26th May 2018

Auckland/Northern Semi-Formal Dinner, Evening of Saturday May 26th 2018. Point Chevalier Memorial RSA, Auckland. Click here for more details and registration.

Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Coromandel gunners casual get together and dinner 2pm-7pm, Te Aroha RSA, Saturday May 26th 2017. Click here for more details.

Wellington, Service at National War Memorial and casual lunch. Click here for Details.

Christchurch Gunners Day 2018. A "Formal'ish" Dinner (with partners & friends invited) on Sat 26 May. Click here for Details.



The Battle of Coral 50th Anniversary Weekend will be held from the 11th to 13th May 2018 in Canberra, coinciding with the National Coral Gunner Dinner to be held on Saturday evening the 12th May 2018.

Click Here for full details about the Anniversary Weekend and to register your attendance online at the dedicated webpage on the RAAHC website.

This is going to be one big event!


Graham Hampton,
Australian Artillery Association



The Ex Vietnam Services Association Inc.

Click Here for further information and a downloadable/printable registration form for the reunion.

December 2017 NZ Gunner issue 179

Dear fellow Gunners,

Happy New Year to you all.

I would like to welcome Woody Barrett on board as our new editor.  I am very sorry that we havent been in a position to send out the December 17 edition earlier, but we have now got things sorted and we look forward to lots of contributions from ALL interested members for future editions. Contributions can be submitted to Woody via email at editor.rnzaa@gmail.com.

Please make a note that the 2018 Reunion/AGM will be held in Dunedin over Labour Weekend 19-21 October 18. Lets get in behind Robbie Gardiner and the boys from the deep south.  There will be a very full and interesting program of activities so book early.

Your elected committee have already had their first meeting and we are working towards four major objectives:

1. Maintain contact with previous generations of Assn flag holders, in particular our Vietnam era of Gunners.
2. Provide a strengthened base for the development of the esprit de corps of our TF Batteries (established and non-established)
3. Develop stronger relations with the post Vietnam era (1972-present) of Gunners, with emphasis on operational deployment groupings.
4. Strengthen our relationship with the serving soldiers of 16 Fd Regt.

These objectives require a team effort to achieve, so if anyone thinks they may be able to contribute in any way, please let us know.  Colin Jansen's Op Ubique, which gathers Gunners together to maintain equipments around the country, is a wonderful example of how we may meet our objectives and achieve our comradeship goals.

My best wishes for a great 2018 for you all

Click this link to read or download The New Zealand Gunner Issue 179.


Tony McLeod

RNZA AssociationVodafone Email Address Shutdown.

With the shut down last week of all Vodafone NZ email addresses, which affects all email addresses ending with the suffixes in the list below, the Royal NZ Artillery Association is concerned that we could potentially lose contact with some members who have been using those addresses, so this is a reminder to all association members who are changing their email address as a result of this change, to please send an email to the secretary of the association at rnza.association@gmail.com letting the association know what your new email address is.



Registration now open forThe Royal NZ Artillery Association Inc 83rd Annual Gathering - AGM. 29TH September - 1st October 2017. Palmerston North
To be held at the Palmerston North Cosmopolitan Club, 29th September - 1st October 2017, 22 Linton Street, Palmerston North.

Click here for more details.

June 2017 Issue NZ Gunner issue 174 

Many thanks to new Editor Mike Dakin.

As the seasons change, so do the way we do things in the Association, to ensure that we keep current with the times.

Therefore, it is intended to trial a new electronic format for our Quarterly Newsletter, which is accessible from the clickable link at the end of this message. We will be trialing this over the next four issues, and we welcome any feedback that you may have.

The Editor is always on the outlook for contributions - please send to : editor.rnzaa@gmail.com.

Once you have the newsletter open simply click on the clickable part of any of the articles/images that feature on the Main page of the newsletter, which will lead you to the article/item in full. Don't forget to read ALL of them.

Click here to view issue 174


March 2017 Issue NZ Gunner issue 173

Click here to view issue 173

Potential Employment Opportunity for ex-service personnel

Ritchies Transport are short of bus drivers in Auckland (in fact Nationwide and not only Ritchies). On the Shore they could do with 20 extra drivers of various availability.

There must be ex-servicemen and women who are semi-retired or retired and in good health that still have a Class 2 licence.
Click here for more details

Fellow Gunners, Warning Order. 163 Bty will perform the 1812 Overture with the NZ Army Band this Saturday 3 Dec at the Palmerston North Square from 1730 to 1800 hrs (a first I believe).

We are expecting a big turn-out not just from the families of 163 Bty soldiers but all the RNZA family and the wider public. This event is associated with the Charter Parade that will occur earlier in the day. Click here for Flyer with full details.

December Issue NZ Gunner issue 172

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September Issue NZ Gunner Issue 171

Click here to view issue 171

Details of the AGM/Reunion 2016 & Registration Form

Click here to see more

RA Rugby match due to have been held on Tuesday 8 March at Trentham has been CANCELLED

Click here to view more details

Ubique 300, Queens Baton and RA Rugby Team

Click here to see more

RNZAA Submission; VSA 14

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Added Editions 114-120 of News Letter

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New Zealand Gunner Newest Edition - are there now

Click here to view issues 167 & 168

RNZA Bumper Stickers now in Q Store

Click here to see details



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16 Field Regiment - Regimental Activities

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