The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992

Reprint
as at 4 August 1997

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992

(SR 1992/101)

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 Ministry of Defence.


  • 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 instituting a medal to award to members of Our New Zealand Defence Force and certain other civilian persons for services rendered during both warlike and non-warlike (peacekeeping) operations:

    We do by these presents, for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, institute and create a new Medal.

1 Style
  • The Medal shall be designated and styled The New Zealand General Service Medal.

2 Description
  • (1) Subject to subclause (2), the Medal shall be circular in shape, bearing on the obverse the Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign, and on the reverse the inscription The New Zealand General Service Medal within a wreath of New Zealand flora (pohutukawa blossom, fern fronds, and kowhai blossom) ensigned by a Royal Crown.

    (2) The Medal—

    • (a) when issued for warlike operations, shall be of silver; and

    • (b) when issued for non-warlike operations, shall be of bronze.

3 Ribbons
  • (1) Subject to subclause (2), the Medal in silver shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 32 millimetres in width, of dark blue with a light red centre and a narrow central black stripe.

    (2) The Medal in bronze shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a similar ribbon to that prescribed by subclause (1), save that the narrow central stripe shall be white.

4 Clasps
  • On all occasions on which the Medal is awarded (being occasions approved by Us), the Medal shall be awarded with a clasp bearing the name of the operation for which the Medal has been sanctioned.

4A Eligibility
  • The following persons are eligible for the Medal for services rendered during both warlike and non-warlike (peacekeeping) operations—

    • (a) members of the New Zealand Defence Force and other civilian persons:

    • (b) persons who were at any time members of the Armed Forces, within the meaning of the Defence Act 1971:

    • (c) persons who were at any time members of—

      • (i) the New Zealand Naval Forces, within the meaning of the Navy Act 1954; or

      • (ii) the New Zealand Army, within the meaning of the New Zealand Army Act 1950; or

      • (iii) the Royal New Zealand Air Force, within the meaning of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Act 1950.

    Clause 4A: inserted, on 4 August 1997, by The New Zealand General Service Medal 1997 (SR 1997/153).

5 Conditions of award
  • (1) The Medal shall be awarded in accordance with such regulations as We, from time to time, may be pleased to determine.

    (2) Where the Medal is awarded for warlike operations, both the Medal and the clasp shall be in silver.

    (3) Where the Medal is awarded for non-warlike operations, both the Medal and the clasp shall be in bronze.

6 Duplicate awards
  • (1) Where a person who is in possession of the Medal and the clasp in bronze qualifies for the Medal for a subsequent operation, that person,—

    • (a) if the subsequent operation is a non-warlike operation, shall receive only the appropriate clasp in bronze for attachment to the Medal; but

    • (b) if the subsequent operation is a warlike operation, shall receive both the Medal in silver and the appropriate clasp in silver.

    (2) Where a person who is in possession of the Medal and the clasp in silver qualifies for the Medal for a subsequent operation, that person,—

    • (a) if the subsequent operation is a warlike operation, shall receive only the appropriate clasp in silver for attachment to the Medal; but

    • (b) if the subsequent operation is a non-warlike operation, shall receive both the Medal in bronze and the appropriate clasp in bronze.

7 Registration
  • The names of all those to whom the Medal and clasp thereof are awarded shall be recorded in a register kept by the Chief of Defence Force in Our Realm of New Zealand.

8 Names of recipients
  • The name of the recipient shall be engraved or stamped on the rim of the Medal.

9 Order of wear
  • In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn, The New Zealand General Service Medal shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be worn, according to the date of award, as a war medal.

10 Miniatures
  • (1) Reproductions of the Medal and any clasp thereof 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 General Service Medal and clasp thereof.

    (2) A sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be deposited with and kept by the Chief of Defence Force in Our Realm of New Zealand.

11 Delegated powers
  • (1) Subject to subclause (2), delegated powers to make awards under the terms of this Our Warrant and Regulations We, from time to time, may be pleased to determine, shall be vested in Our Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and External Relations and Trade, or a Minister of the Crown acting for Our Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, or External Relations and Trade.

    (2) Our Minister of Defence may delegate powers to make awards to members of Our New Zealand Defence Force to the Chief of Defence Force or a Chief of Staff acting for the Chief of Defence Force.

    Clause 11(1): amended, on 1 July 1993, pursuant to section 9(3) of the Foreign Affairs Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 48).

12 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for Our Minister of Defence or Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Minister of External Relations and Trade in New Zealand—

    • (a) to cancel and annul the conferment of the Medal or any clasp thereof on any person; and

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

    Clause 12: amended, on 1 July 1993, pursuant to section 9(3) of the Foreign Affairs Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 48).

13 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 Saint James's this 7th day of May 1992 in the 41st Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

Jim Bolger,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 May 1992.


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 General Service Medal 1992. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 4 August 1997, 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)