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 7 May 1992 (SR 1992/101), We were pleased to institute and create a Medal designated
“The New Zealand General 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 deem it expedient that the said Warrant should be amended to extend the eligibility for the Medal to include persons who are not members of Our New Zealand Defence Force but who have served as members of the Armed Forces of New Zealand prior to the said 7 May 1992:
Now therefore, we, by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, are graciously pleased to ordain that Our Warrant shall be altered by inserting, after clause 4, the following clause: