The East Timor Medal

Reprint
as at 6 April 2001

Crest

The East Timor Medal

(SR 2001/60)

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 Defence Force.


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 persons who serve in East Timor:

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

1 Style
  • The Medal shall be styled and designated The East Timor Medal.

2 Description
  • The Medal must be circular in shape, bearing—

    • (a) on the obverse, the Effigy of the Sovereign within the Royal styles and titles for New Zealand; and

    • (b) on the reverse, a representation of the head of a kiwi, facing to the right and overshadowing a map of East Timor with the words EAST TIMOR below and, in the top right of the field, a sprig of olive leaves.

3 Ribbon
  • The Medal shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 32 millimetres in width, of white, black, red, green, red, black, and white stripes.

4 Operational area
  • In this warrant, operational area means the political boundaries and airspace of the Non-self Governing Territory of East Timor and the maritime area of 50 nautical miles around East Timor and Atauro Island, and a corridor from anywhere within this maritime area for direct passage to Darwin, terminating at the outer limit of the territorial sea of Australia.

5 Eligibility
  • The following persons shall be eligible for the Medal if they have served in the operational area during the required period of service:

    • (a) members of the New Zealand Defence Force who have been posted to or attached to, or worked with or alongside, a New Zealand Government contribution to a United Nations mission or an international force:

    • (b) members of the New Zealand Police who have been posted to or attached to, or worked with or alongside, a New Zealand Government contribution to a United Nations mission or an international force:

    • (c) New Zealand civilians working with or alongside a New Zealand Government contribution to a United Nations mission or an international force:

    • (d) New Zealand civilians working on a temporary basis with a United Nations mission:

    • (e) New Zealand civilians working on a permanent or temporary basis under the direction or supervision of the New Zealand Defence Force:

    • (f) members of New Zealand philanthropic organisations sponsored or supported by, or working alongside, a New Zealand Government contribution to a United Nations mission or an international force:

    • (g) such other persons whom the Governor-General of New Zealand, on the advice of the Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for the Prime Minister, may determine.

6 Qualifying service: New Zealand Defence Force
  • Members of the New Zealand Defence Force qualify for the award of the Medal if they—

    • (a) have had service of a day or more on the posted strength of a unit or formation on land in the operational area; or

    • (b) have had service of 7 days or more, continuous or aggregated, in ships or craft in the operational area; or

    • (c) have had service of 7 days or more, continuous or aggregated, in the operational area as part of a support element of a New Zealand Government contribution to a United Nations mission or an international force; or

    • (d) have completed 7 sorties over the operational area as aircrew on the posted strength of a unit allocated for direct support of operations; or

    • (e) have had service of 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, for official visits, inspections, or other occurrences of a temporary nature on duty in the operational area.

7 Qualifying service: New Zealand Police and New Zealand civilians
  • Members of the New Zealand Police and New Zealand civilians qualify for the award of the Medal if they—

    • (a) have had service of a day or more on land in the operational area working with or alongside the United Nations, a New Zealand Government contribution to a United Nations mission, or an international force; or

    • (b) have had service of 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, for official visits, inspections, or other occurrences of a temporary nature in the operational area.

8 Qualifying service: general
  • (1) Service in the operational area that is brought to an end by death or evacuation owing to wounds or other disability due to service shall qualify for the award of the Medal even though the service may not amount to that prescribed for the award of the Medal in clause 6 or clause 7.

    (2) Service in the operational area that is less than that prescribed for the award of the Medal in clause 6 or clause 7, but has been recognised by a New Zealand Royal Honour for gallantry, bravery, or meritorious service, equivalent or senior to The Queen's Service Medal, qualifies for the award of the Medal.

9 Clasp for additional service
  • (1) A silver clasp bearing the words EAST TIMOR, to be attached to the ribbon of the Medal, shall be awarded to those persons who have qualified for the award of the Medal and have had service of 365 days or more, continuous or aggregated, in the operational area.

    (2) To denote the award of the Clasp, a silver rosette shall be worn on the ribbon of the Medal when the ribbon alone is worn.

10 Period of service
  • The Medal and Clasp shall be awarded for service in the operational area between 19 June 1999 and a later date the Governor-General of New Zealand, on the advice of the Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for the Prime Minister, may determine.

11 Register
  • The names of all those persons who receive the Medal and Clasp shall be recorded in a register kept by the Chief of the Defence Force.

12 Engraving of Medal
  • The name of the recipient shall be engraved or stamped on the rim of the Medal.

13 Order of wear
  • In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn in New Zealand, the East Timor Medal shall be worn, according to the date of award, as a war medal.

14 Miniatures
  • Reproductions of the Medal and Clasp, in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those persons who have received the Medal and Clasp, shall not exceed one-half of the size of the full-size Medal and Clasp.

15 Delegated powers
  • Delegated powers to make awards of the Medal and Clasp under the terms of this Our Warrant are vested in the Chief of Defence Force or a Chief of Staff acting for the Chief of Defence Force.

16 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for the Minister of Defence or a Minister of the Crown acting for the Minister of Defence to—

    • (a) cancel and annul the conferment of the Medal or Clasp on a person; and

    • (b) if the conferment of the Medal or Clasp on a person has been cancelled or annulled, restore the Medal or Clasp to that person.

17 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 of it, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's this 12th day of March in the 50th Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command.

Helen Clark,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 5 April 2001.


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 The East Timor Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 6 April 2001, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

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)