The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

Reprint
as at 16 February 1990

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

(SR 1990/24)

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.

This warrant is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


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 recognising, during the various 1990 celebrations in Our Realm of New Zealand, the achievements of New Zealanders and of other persons who have made a recognised contribution to New Zealand:

We do by these presents institute and create a new Medal.

1 Style
  • The Medal shall be designated and styled The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.

2 Description
  • The Medal shall be of gilt metal and circular in shape, bearing on the obverse the Effigy of the Sovereign surrounded by the inscription ELIZABETH II • QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND, and on the reverse the official 1990 Symbol (a stylised Kotuku, White Heron) surrounded by the inscription NEW ZEALAND 1990 COMMEMORATION.

3 Ribbon
  • The Medal shall be worn on the left breast suspended by a ribbon, 32 millimetres in width, of nine narrow stripes of red ochre, white, red ochre, white, black, white, red ochre, white, and red ochre:

    provided that, where the Medal is worn by a woman, it may be worn on the left shoulder suspended by the ribbon fashioned into a bow.

4 Eligibility of Royalty
  • The Medal may be awarded at Our Pleasure upon any Princes or Princesses of the Blood Royal and any other Members of Our Royal Family.

5 Eligibility of Governor-General and Prime Minister
  • The Medal shall be worn—

    • (a) by Our Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Realm of New Zealand; and

    • (b) by Our Prime Minister of New Zealand.

6 General eligibility
  • The Medal shall be awarded to selected persons, who are New Zealand citizens or citizens of Commonwealth Countries of which We are Queen and who have, by their virtues, talents, and loyalty, made a recognised contribution to New Zealand.

7 Honorary eligibility
  • The Medal shall be awarded to selected persons, who are citizens of Commonwealth Countries of which We are not Queen or of Foreign Countries and who have, by their virtues and talents, made a recognised contribution to New Zealand.

8 Period of issue
  • The Medal shall be awarded only during the year 1990.

9 Certificate
  • The award of the Medal shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by Us and countersigned by Our Governor-General and Prime Minister of New Zealand.

10 Awards
  • (1) The Medal shall be awarded by Us or (except under the terms of clause 4 or clause 5 of this Our Royal Warrant) by Our Governor-General of New Zealand.

    (2) Each award of the Medal under this clause shall be made on a recommendation by Our Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for or in the place of Our Prime Minister.

11 Registration
  • The names of all those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be recorded in a register kept by the Clerk of Our Executive Council of New Zealand.

12 Order of wear
  • In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn, the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be placed immediately after coronation and jubilee medals.

13 Miniatures
  • (1) 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 1990 Commemoration Medal.

    (2) A sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be deposited with and kept by the Clerk of Our Executive Council of New Zealand.

14 Forfeiture and restoration
  • (1) It shall be competent for Us or (except in the case of an award of the Medal under clause 4 or clause 5 of this Our Royal Warrant) Our Governor-General of New Zealand,—

    • (a) to cancel and annul the award of the Medal to any person; and

    • (b) where the award of the Medal to any person has been cancelled or annulled, to restore the Medal to that person.

    (2) Where the Medal has been awarded under clause 10 of this Our Royal Warrant, any cancellation, annulment, or restoration of the award of the Medal shall be made on a recommendation by Our Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for or in the place of Our Prime Minister.

15 Annulment
  • We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with this Our Royal Warrant, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

Given at Our Court at Government House, Wellington, this 9th day of February 1990, in the 39th year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

Geoffrey Palmer,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 February 1990.


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 1990 Commemoration Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 16 February 1990, 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)