The New Zealand Prison Service Medal

Reprint
as at 16 October 1981

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The New Zealand Prison Service Medal

(SR 1981/287)

Elizabeth R

Royal Warrant


Note

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,

Greeting!

Whereas We are desirous of signifying Our appreciation of long and meritorious service by members of the Prison Service in Our Realm of New Zealand:

We do by these presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, institute and create a new Medal and We do hereby direct that it shall be governed by the following rules and ordinances:

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.

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


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 October 1981.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 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)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of The New Zealand Prison Service 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:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • 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)