New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Regulations 2001

Reprint as at 30 March 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Regulations 2001

(SR 2001/58)

Elizabeth R

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Defence.

Pursuant to the Royal Warrant (SR 1992/101) dated 7 May 1992 (as altered by the Royal Warrant (SR 1997/153) dated 4 August 1997) instituting and creating The New Zealand General Service Medal, Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to make the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Regulations 2001.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Bougainville

(1)

The award of the New Zealand General Service Medal in bronze with the clasp “BOUGAINVILLE” in bronze is approved.

(2)

The Medal and the Clasp are awarded subject to the Royal Warrant and to regulations 5 and 5A.

Regulation 3(2): amended, on 30 March 2017, by regulation 4 of the New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Amendment Regulations 2016 (LI 2017/42).

4 Operational area

In these regulations, operational area means the islands of Bougainville and Buka and the waters immediately adjacent to those islands.

5 Eligibility

A person is eligible for the medal and clasp if he or she—

(a)

was posted or attached to, or was deployed in support of, or worked with or alongside, any of the following:

(i)

Ministry of External Relations and Trade efforts in the operational area between 1 December 1989 and 31 May 1990 (inclusive):

(ii)

the peace talks (Operation Big Talk) between 28 July 1990 and 5 August 1990 (inclusive):

(iii)

the South Pacific Peace Keeping Force (Operation Portus) between 5 October 1994 and 19 October 1994 (inclusive):

(iv)

the transportation of representatives for peace talks (Operation Coracle Phase 1) on 3 July 1997:

(v)

the transportation of representatives of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army and Bougainville Transitional Government and of Papua New Guinea prisoners of war (Operation Coracle Phase 3) between 23 July 1997 and 25 July 1997 (inclusive):

(vi)

the Bougainville Truce Monitoring Group, the Bougainville Peace Monitoring Group, or any subsequent replacement force on or after 19 November 1997; and

(b)

was, at that time,—

(i)

a member of the Armed Forces (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Defence Act 1971 or section 2(1) of the Defence Act 1990); or

(ii)

a Police employee (within the meaning of section 4 of the Policing Act 2008 or, in relation to the period before the commencement of section 4 of the Policing Act 2008, a member of the Police, within the meaning of section 5 of the Police Act 1958); or

(iii)

a New Zealand citizen (within the meaning of section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009); or

(iv)

a permanent resident of New Zealand (within the meaning of section 73 of the Electoral Act 1993); or

(v)

any other person who the Minister of Defence, on the advice of the Chief of the Defence Force, determines is eligible for the medal and clasp.

Regulation 5: replaced, on 30 March 2017, by regulation 5 of the New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Amendment Regulations 2016 (LI 2017/42).

5A Qualification for award

An eligible person qualifies for the award of the medal and clasp if he or she—

(a)

was engaged in service described in regulation 5(a) in the operational area for 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated; or

(b)

was engaged in service described in regulation 5(a) in the operational area for less than 30 days, but—

(i)

the service was terminated due to the person’s death or evacuation owing to wounds or disability caused to the person by that service; or

(ii)

the person has been given a New Zealand Royal honour for gallantry or bravery for acts while engaged in that service; or

(iii)

the service was terminated due to the withdrawal of the New Zealand Defence Force from the operational area at the direction of the New Zealand Government; or

(iv)

an operational order, a fragmentary order, or an operational instruction stated that the person was to serve for 30 days or more in service as described in regulation 5(a), but the person had his or her period of service terminated after less than 30 days at the direction of the New Zealand Government department or agency that deployed the person, and the termination was for official reasons rather than for personal, compassionate, or disciplinary reasons.

Regulation 5A: inserted, on 30 March 2017, by regulation 5 of the New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Amendment Regulations 2016 (LI 2017/42).

6 Delegation

Under clause 11(2) of the Royal Warrant, the Chief of Defence Force or a Chief of Staff acting for the Chief of Defence Force is authorised to award the New Zealand General Service Medal with the clasp “BOUGAINVILLE” to any member of the New Zealand Defence Force who qualifies for the award of that medal with the clasp “BOUGAINVILLE”.

7 Revocation

The New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/192) are revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 27th day of March 2001.

Mark Burton,
Minister of Defence.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 5 April 2001.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Regulations 2001 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

New Zealand General Service Medal (Bougainville) Amendment Regulations 2016 (LI 2017/42)