The New Zealand Traffic Service Medal

Reprint
as at 3 June 1994

Crest

The New Zealand Traffic Service Medal

(SR 1994/108)

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 New Zealand Police.


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 by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual dated the 22nd day of December 1988 (SR 1989/104), We were pleased to institute and create a Medal designated The New Zealand Traffic Service 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 are desirous of extending both the eligibility for the Medal and previous service that 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 in pursuance and exercise of the power vested in Us, do annul the said Warrant, and in substitution thereof We, by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, are graciously pleased to make, ordain, and establish, in respect of the Medal instituted and created by the said Warrant, the following rules and ordinances:

1 Style
  • The Medal shall continue to be designated and styled The New Zealand Traffic Service Medal.

2 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 the inscription The New Zealand Traffic Service Medal encircled by 2 New Zealand fern fronds and surmounted by a Royal Crown.

3 Ribbon
  • The Medal shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 32 millimetres in width, of light blue having in the centre narrow stripes of black, white, and black.

4 Eligibility
  • The Medal may be awarded to any person—

    • (a) who, on or after 1 January 1987 and before 1 July 1992, was engaged in traffic enforcement as a uniformed Traffic Officer or Road Traffic Instructor; and

    • (b) who had completed his or her qualifying service; and

    • (c) whose character and conduct is, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Police, of such good standard as to warrant the award of the Medal.

5 Qualifying service
  • The qualifying service requisite for the award of the Medal shall be 14 years of continuous service.

6 Reckoning of service
  • (1) Subject to subclause (2), the following service may be reckoned towards the qualifying service for the award of the Medal or any Clasp thereof:

    • (a) service as a Traffic Officer in the Ministry of Transport within Our Realm of New Zealand:

    • (b) service with any local body or public authority in Our Realm of New Zealand, being traffic service which, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Police, is of a similar standard to that prescribed before 1 July 1992 for Traffic Officers of Our Ministry of Transport:

    • (c) a maximum of 7 years' service with the New Zealand Police, being service which took place before any service that is qualifying service under paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) or paragraph (d) and which has not been recognised by the award of The New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal or any Clasp thereof:

    • (d) service as a Traffic Cadet or Traffic Officer Trainee undergoing full-time training.

    (2) Service that has been interrupted by a continuous period of non-service exceeding 28 days shall not be reckonable.

7 Clasps
  • (1) 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 continuous service subsequent to those for which the Medal was awarded.

    (2) For each Clasp awarded, a silver rosette shall be added to the ribbon when worn alone.

8 Registration
  • (1) The names of all those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be recorded in a register kept by the Commissioner for Police in Our Realm of New Zealand.

    (2) The Register formerly held by the Secretary for Transport shall be held by the Commissioner of Police.

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

10 Order of wear
  • In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn, The New Zealand Traffic Service Medal shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be placed immediately after Our New Zealand Prison Service Medal.

11 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 Traffic Service 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.

12 Delegated powers
  • Delegated powers to make awards under the terms of this Our Warrant shall be vested in Our Minister of Police in New Zealand or in a Minister of the Crown acting for or in the place of Our Minister of Police, save only on a recommendation by the Commissioner of Police.

13 Other awards
  • Those persons who were engaged in traffic enforcement on or after 1 January 1987 and who are in possession of The Long Service and Good Conduct (Traffic Enforcement) Medal and Clasps thereof granted by the Secretary for Transport shall cease to wear that Medal and Clasps thereof on being granted Our New Zealand Traffic Service Medal and Clasps thereof.

14 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for Our Minister of Police, or a Minister of the Crown acting for or in the place of Our Minister of Police, on a recommendation by the Commissioner of Police,—

    • (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.

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 Saint James's this 30th day of May 1994 in the 43rd Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

J B Bolger,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 June 1994.


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 Traffic Service Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 3 June 1994, 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)