To Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and of Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
With humble duty,
Whereas Your Majesty is visiting Your loyal subjects in New Zealand and, in commemoration of Your visit, has graciously agreed to accept a gift that can be utilised for the benefit and in the interests of Your people in New Zealand:
And whereas Your Majesty has also graciously agreed that the gift could fittingly take the form of the establishment of a Technicians' Study Award to encourage and promote the pursuance of full-time study in disciplines such as engineering, science, building, quantity surveying, commerce, management, design, agriculture, dairy technology, forestry, mining, and technologies associated with tourism which, in accordance with the gracious approval of Your Majesty heretofore duly given, shall be called the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award:
Now therefore the Government of New Zealand respectfully advises Your Majesty that it has approved the establishment of the above described Study Award to be known as the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award.