The RSA is one of the world’s oldest ex-service organisations. It was formed in 1916 to care for the needs of soldiers returning from WW1 and to assist the families of those soldiers who lost their lives.

The NZRSA has a strong loyalty to the Crown, the nation, and the community.

With a current total membership of over 130,000, RSA’s offer friendship, goodwill and fellowship.

The organisation supports personnel who have previously served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces , as well as sworn members of the New Zealand Police.

The RSA is a service organisation, with a responsibility to support all who have served their country, irrespective of whether or not they are members of the RSA.

The Howick RSA is at the heart of the community.  We have a welfare officer to assist where needed and it is a meeting place for community involvement.  It’s a great place to meet old friends and make new ones, listen to great music and dance.

Remembering the past and embracing the future.


The Club offers an abundance of facilities to its members and their guests:

  • Restaurant and bar snacks
  • Music and entertainment
  • Sky multichannel tv for all your favourite sports
  • Sports clubs
  • Women’s section and friendship clubs
  • Snooker and Pool tables
  • Can accommodate group outings
  • Function rooms for hire

The Howick RSA warmly welcomes membership enquiries from individuals and families (whether you have served or not) from within our local community. Please contact us for more information.

Anzac Day

Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day is the biggest day for the Howick RSA. Members of the RSAs and the general public gather at Stockade Hill for the local Howick ceremony. Returned and Service personnel only are invited to attend the Clubrooms on Anzac Day for lunch and a time to remember.

Poppy Day

Observed on the Friday before Anzac Day, Poppy Day commemorates the memory of comrades who died serving their country, while providing the necessary funds to assist returned servicemen and women who are in need.


Our friendly Welfare Officer is here to assist members in times of need with information and advice; for example about welfare and pensions.


The Howick RSA offers welfare and pension advice as well as friendship and support in times of need.

Howick RSA

25 Wellington St,

Ph: (09) 534-9702