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W3 Company RNZIR 48th Anniversary Reunion

    Treasuring our Memories  -  Valuing our Friendships  

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Reunion 2018 - reunion dates
The W3 RNZIR 48th anniversary reunion is to be held the weekend 16 - 18 November 2018 in Dunedin Mosgiel, based at the Mosgiel RSA.  The change in venue saves $1500 in room hire, reduces the distance to the airport and provides further accommodation choices.

The weekend programme will be a familiar one - in outline:

Friday night - meet and greet including buffet
Saturday night - combined dinner & bar
Sunday morning - memorial service, later AGM and lunch

The reunion organisers issued Newsletter 1 by March 2018 with accommodation offers.  The reunion organisers issued Newsletter 2 in July 2018 with details of costs and the registration form.  Contact details for the organisers will be included with this newsletter and registration.  Reunion organisers expect to issue Newsletter 3 in October 2018

The 2018 reunion committee is Hugh Auld and Len Tallentire both ex-Coy HQ.  Neil Ure 3Pl is again reunion treasurer and Bruce Young Mor Sect will manage communications via the website and email.

Reunion Newsletter 1 - March 2018     Reunion Newsletter 2 - July 2018     Reunion Newsletter 3 - October 2018

items of interest including photos will be added over time to the W3 RNZIR Reunions Facebook page...

On Facebook..?  W3 RNZIR Reunions Facebook page supports reunions that W3 RNZIR hold around New Zealand by engaging with and encouraging past members and their families to attend, to access welfare resources and to maintain old friendships.  It is a closed group for W3 veterans and their families. Join here 

Reunion 2018 - Website Reunion Project - webmaster
W3 Coy reunions provide an opportunity to encourage an understanding of our service and to acknowledge sacrifice - in 2015 the website project had three objectives - adding whakapapa details to the website nominal roll of Maori veterans, adding missing headstone photos, and adding missing mugshots to the nominal roll pages.

The 2018 reunion website project objective continues to address our people by seeking to locate our MIA

He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata. (Maori proverb) 
what is the most important thing..?  it is people.  it is people.  it is people.

These are the names of W3 veterans whose location and email address is unknown to the website.  We grow fewer in number
at each reunion, it's time to update the W3 veterans nominal roll as an outreach to our Missing in Action comrades...
Also shown are our deceased veterans whose headstones are not on the website

found a MIA..?  update details here

seeking email or Facebook details    
Missing Veteran: Latest Detail: Just as important as finding the living is to find photos of the headstones of our deceased veterans
Alan Davie Kaiapoi
Allan Small Facebook
Ben Te Namu Facebook drop me a line to this email address:  w3rnzir@gmail.com
Bill Kahaki Te Kaha Missing Headstone: Only Clues:
Bill Teller son Anthony Mortimer 22 March 2010 Brisbane
Bill Wilson Gisborne Arthur Burton 11 Sep 2015 Caloundra QLD
Charlie Lee Christchurch Barry Hopkins 30 March 2014 Auckland
Chris Kennedy Dunedin Dave Simeon 2009
Dave McLeod email Dave Spence 2005
Dave Waaka email Dave Turner 14-Jul-07
David Simons Hamilton Derek Marsh 9 July 2017 Westport
Dennis Chambers Invercargill Ed Mason 1976
Doc Welsh Waimate George Stead Feb-94
Don Scott email Gordan Alex 29 April 2007 WA
Ernest Pratt   Henry Bridge 27 July 2011 SA
George Winiata Gisborne Jack Broughton 1976 Northland
Graeme Harris email Jack Morris 2002
Graham Robertson   Joe Mihinui  2000
Greg Porter Hamilton John Mullen 18-May-17
John Byrne Whakatane Keith Henson 1988
John Hatton Auckland Len Portland 2003
John Hoani Tokoroa Les Ngawhare 1995
Kieron Tuhakaraina Tauranga Lionel Harris 5 August 2010 Ashburton
Larry Rangiwai Gisborne Mareko Tiro deceased
Lewis Pagan email Mike Wihapi 9 Dec 2015 Eagleby QLD
Manu Fong email Pat Kupenga 22 December 2016 Ruatoria
Mike Hosie Nelson Pat Perawiti 2000
Mike Ngatae Auckland Paul Moana 15 Nov 2009 Gisborne
Mike Williams Brisbane QLD Phil Cribb 3 July 2017 Rongopai Palm North
Murray Robertson Balgownie NSW Rau Te Haara 2006
Peter Rowsell Facebook Te Hira Heremaia 1993
Peter Vinall Auckland Tony Moran 22 July 2013 Christchurch
Richard Bertram Napier Vince Butler 2001
Robert Adams Rawene Northland Warren/Gene Illingworth 7 January 2015 Palmerston North
Ross Bulloch Pukekohe    
Stewart Rameka      
Ted Gorman Christchurch    
Waehapra Atatu Kawerau    
Waka Haig-Clarke Kawerau    
Wally Joe Christchurch