Community Assistance

Queenstown Challenge (OH-08-0697-04).

Community assistance is any sort of support the NZ Army provides to local communities or local events such as building bush tracks or providing cooks at major hui. Such assistance is usually provided on a labour-only basis (all material costs are met by the group requesting the assistance).

Requests are assessed using a number of criteria, for example:

  • Can the assistance be provided from within existing resources and training schedules?
  • If the assistance has been requested by a non-profit organisation, could that group be expected to raise funds within a reasonable time frame to pay for the same assistance from a commercial provider?
  • Could the activity provide a useful training opportunity for Army personnel?
  • Could the activity provide a public relations benefit to Army and engender goodwill?

This page was last amended on 06 July 2018