2016 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA). Since it was founded, the RSA has been an integral part of New Zealand communities and we pay tribute to the important role it plays with this special stamp and coin issue.
The grey duck (Anas superciliosa) is a species native to New Zealand, but due to competition and hybridisation with introduced mallard species, there are no definitive population numbers for pure grey ducks. Learn more about the grey duck with the 2016 Game Bird Habitat stamp.
The 2015 Ross Dependency stamp issue looks back to more than a century ago, when explorers from the ‘heroic age’ of polar exploration embarked on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The expedition was made up of two teams on opposite sides of the continent — one's tale heralded as the ‘greatest survival story ever told’, the other's as ‘the greatest survival story never told’.