NZSAS: The First Fifty Years

  If you are a special forces enthusiast, a military family, or just someone interested in the history of the NZSAS this book is a must have for your library. Author Ron Crosby has done a remarkable job capturing the history and essence of this Special Forces unit. Originally published by Penguin Group (NZ) in […]

In Memory of LCpl Nicholas Kahotea

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea, a soldier, father, friend and proud New Zealander. Nick passed away on May 8th, 2019 after sustaining injuries in a NZSOF training activity. Nick joined the NZ Army on 25 January 2006 as a Royal New Zealand Engineer, with an initial […]

Changing Lives Through Outward Bound

NZSAS Trust offers personal development opportunities for eligible 18-26 yr old beneficiaries through the Outward Bound Programme. Katelyn recently completed the Classic Course and was happy to share her experience: “Outward Bound will be a journey I will never forget. It’s a journey that was full of highs and lows but in the end attending […]

We remember – Peacemakers Garden

With ANZAC Day approaching, now is a good time to share one of the remembrance projects the Trust has been involved in. The Peacemakers Garden within the larger Papakura Camp Memorial Garden, has recently been upgraded, but before we get into that, a little background as to it’s beginning. The Peacemakers Garden The Peacemakers Garden […]

Spirit of New Zealand

Youth development is something the Trust is invested in, and one of the scholarships we offer 16-18 yr olds is a 10-day voyage on Spirit of New Zealand. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? Serving or retired personnel of 1 NZSAS Regiment and their immediate dependants, aged 16-18 years of age. From a Spirit of Adventure […]

Outward Bound

Did you know that NZSAS Trust provides personal development opportunities for young adults through scholarships to Outward Bound? If you’re an adventurer, or a school leaver looking for purpose and direction, then this 21-day course is for you. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? Serving or retired personnel of 1 NZSAS Regiment and their immediate dependants, […]

In memory of Sgt Wayne Taylor

Sgt Wayne Taylor, RNZIR, or Tails as he was more commonly known passed away during a maritime counter-terrorism training exercise on 13 Oct 2017. Tayls joined the Army Reserve in 1993 – joining the Regular Force in October 1997. Tayls served in East Timor and Afghanistan, and was awarded the NZDSM (TF), East Timor Medal, […]

Meet the Trustees – Martyn Dunne (Chairman)

We are pleased to introduce the Chairman of the Trust, Martyn Dunne. Martyn assumed Chair of the NZSAS Trust in February 2019. Martyn has had a varied and lengthy career in public life including 27 years in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZ Army). He has served with the NZSAS across a number of appointments. […]

Meet the Trustees – Geoffrey Laurence

Geoffrey has an engineering, accounting, investing and business management background. After graduating from Massey University, Palmerston North, with degrees in industrial engineering and finance he became a chartered accountant. With that as a base he worked in senior finance and management roles within NZ News, Mace and Lion Nathan through out the 1980’s until the mid 1990’s. He then established a successful […]

Meet The Trustees – Stuart Chrisp

Stuart Chrisp, LLB (Otago) initially practiced law and had a successful career in banking & finance in NZ and the UK before becoming an entrepreneur, bringing the first Subway franchises to NZ. He is a founding partner in Rothbury Kinross Executive Search (, a boutique executive search firm based in Auckland and for the past […]