Support for Veterans and their Families

Veterans Affairs

We work alongside other government agencies and veterans’ groups to:

  • support those with Qualifying Service—as well as their family and whānau
  • celebrate their courage, comradeship, and commitment
  • commemorate their loss and sacrifice.

We do this by:

  • providing support to those with Qualifying Service, their family and whānau, so they can be well at home, at work, and in their communities
  • helping coordinate commemorative activities
  • maintaining over 180 Service Cemeteries throughout NZ
  • working with other organisation that also support and advocate for veterans.



Asbestos exposure, a known cause of mesothelioma, was unavoidable for millions of veterans, whether they were deployed overseas or working in the U.S. Up to 30 percent of all diagnosed mesothelioma cases are veterans.

Our mission is to help educate all veterans on the dangers of asbestos exposure and to also help provide service members suffering from mesothelioma the most up-to-date and accurate information on treatments, clinical trials and other patient resources. Our goal is to partner with organizations like yours to spread awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure.