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transitional support

Depending on your needs, we’ve pulled together some helpful links that may support you during your transition from uniform to civilian life.



The Ākina Foundation is New Zealand’s principal intermediary to support the growth of impact oriented organisations through capability building, social procurement and access to capital. At Ākina, we believe that social entrepreneurs and social enterprise are key to building an economy that regenerates the environment and creates social foundations for our people and communities to thrive. For more information contact or check out our website



Every day the RSA movement helps all service personnel and their families get the support they need. The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association is made up of 182 local RSAs around the country, each an entity in their own right, with over 102,000 members. Local RSAs are managed by their own executive committee while being united with the RNZRSA in our strategic pillars, vision, and values. We believe in a nation joined by a heartfelt connection to the Anzac spirit of courage, commitment, comradeship and compassion.



Veterans Affairs support those with Qualifying Service to be well at home, at work, and in their communities.



Veterans who develop mesothelioma because of military asbestos exposure can file for VA health care, benefits and other forms of compensation. Every branch of the military used asbestos products during the 20th century, and now veterans file nearly 30% of all mesothelioma lawsuits in the U.S.


MESOTHELIOMA.NET provides free comprehensive information and resources to veterans who suffer from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Approximately one third of mesothelioma victims are veterans. When diagnosed with mesothelioma, patients can turn to for information regarding treatments, doctors, therapies, and financial help.