Firstly: Style.—The Medal shall be designated and styled “The New Zealand Prison Service Medal”.
Secondly: Description.—The Medal shall be of silver and circular in shape, bearing on the obverse the Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign, and on the reverse a representation of St Edward's Crown surrounded by the inscription “New Zealand Prison Service—For Long Service and Good Conduct”.
Thirdly: Ribbon.—The Medal shall be worn on the left breast suspended from a ribbon 32 millimetres in width, of crimson having in the centre narrow stripes of green, blue, and green.
Fourthly: Eligibility.—It is Ordained that the Medal may be awarded to any full-time member of the New Zealand Prison Service who has completed a total of 14 years' continuous service, in a custodial or supervisory capacity, and whose character and conduct is, in the opinion of the Secretary for Justice, of such good standard to warrant the Medal.
Fifthly: Cadet Service.—Service as a Prison Officer Cadet undergoing full-time training may be reckoned as qualifying service for the award of the Medal.
Sixthly: Clasps.—It is Ordained that a Clasp to the Medal, to be attached to the ribbon when the Medal itself is worn, may be awarded on completion of each additional 7 years of service after the end of the qualifying period for the grant of the Medal, and that for each Clasp awarded a silver star shall be added to the ribbon when worn alone.
Seventhly: Registration.—The names of all those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be recorded in a register kept by the Secretary for Justice in Our Realm of New Zealand.
Eighthly: Names of Recipients.—The name of the recipient shall be engraved or stamped on the rim of the Medal.
Ninthly: Order of Wear.—In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations and Medals shall be worn, The New Zealand Prison Service Medal shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be placed immediately after Our New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
Tenthly: Miniatures.—Reproductions of the Medal in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be approximately half the size of The New Zealand Prison Service Medal, and a sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be deposited with and kept by the Clerk of Our Executive Council of New Zealand.
Eleventhly: Delegated Powers.—Delegated powers to make awards under the terms of this Our Warrant shall be vested in Our Minister of Justice in New Zealand or in a Minister of the Crown deputising for Our Minister of Justice, save only on a recommendation by the Secretary for Justice.
Twelfthly: Other Awards.—It is Ordained that those serving members of the New Zealand Prison Service and those who were serving on the 1st day of January 1976 and who are in possession of the long service and good conduct medal and clasps thereof issued by the Secretary for Justice may make an application for Our New Zealand Prison Service Medal and Clasps thereof.
Thirteenthly: Forfeiture and Restoration.—It shall be competent for Our Minister of Justice, or Minister of the Crown deputising for Our Minister of Justice, on a recommendation by the Secretary for Justice to cancel and annul the conferment of the Medal or any Clasp thereof on any person, and also to restore the Medal or Clasp which has been so forfeited.
Lastly: Annulment of Rules and Ordinances.—We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with these rules and ordinances, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.