Reprint as at 16 October 1981
The New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.
A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come,
Whereas by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual dated the Eighth day of September, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Six (SR 1976/253), We were pleased to institute and create a Medal designated
“The New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal” and did make, ordain and establish rules and ordinances for the governance of the same, reserving to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting or dispensing with the rules and ordinances, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual:
And whereas We deem it expedient that the said Warrant should be amended to extend the eligibility for the Medal and previous service which may be allowed to reckon towards the required period of qualifying service for the award of the Medal or any Clasp thereof:
Now therefore, We do hereby declare that the Fourth and Fifth Clauses of our Warrant shall be abrogated, cancelled and annulled and in substitution thereof We, by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, are graciously pleased to make, ordain and establish the following rules and ordinances:
Fourthly: Eligibility.—Those eligible for the Medal shall be persons (not being members of Our New Zealand Armed Forces) serving as full time or part time members of a Fire Brigade or Fire Service operated or maintained by, or registered with, the New Zealand Fire Service Commission or a Government Department in Our Realm of New Zealand on or after the first day of April 1976, and whose conduct is, in the opinion of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission, of such good standard to warrant the Medal.
Fifthly: Service Required.—The qualifying period requisite for the Medal shall be fourteen years full time or part time, or an aggregate of fourteen years full time or part time, service in a Fire Brigade or Fire Service operated or maintained by, or registered with, the New Zealand Fire Service Commission or a Government Department in Our Realm of New Zealand.
We do also ordain that the Seventh Clause of Our original Warrant shall be amended by the addition of the following paragraph:
d Full time or part time service in a Fire Brigade or Fire Service operated or maintained by a body corporate, provided that such service is in the opinion of the Minister of Internal Affairs, or a Minister of the Crown deputising for the Minister of Internal Affairs, deemed to be of a similar standard to that prescribed for other Fire Brigades or Fire Services within Our Realm of New Zealand.
And it is Our Will and Pleasure that these amendments shall be taken and received as part and parcel of the Warrant for the said Medal and shall henceforth be inviolably observed and kept.
Given at Our Court at Government House, Wellington, this 15th day of October 1981, in the Thirtieth year of Our Reign.
By Her Majesty's Command,
R D Muldoon
Date of notification in Gazette: 15 October 1981.
2Status of reprints
3How reprints are prepared
4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)
This is a reprint of The New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 16 October 1981, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.
Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .
2 Status of reprints
Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.
This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.
3 How reprints are prepared
A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.
4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.
A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.
In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:
•omission of unnecessary referential words (such as
“of this section” and
“of this Act”)
•typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)
•layout of provisions, including:
•format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)
•format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as
“the 1st day of January 1999” is now expressed as
“1 January 1999”)
•position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)
•punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)
•Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly
•case and appearance of letters and words, including:
•format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)
•small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters
•schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly
•running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)
•format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).
5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)