New Zealand Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) Regulations 2002

Reprint
as at 2 August 2002

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New Zealand Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) Regulations 2002

(SR 2002/233)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General


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.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.


Pursuant to the Royal Warrant (SR 2002/224 dated 23 July 2002) instituting and creating the New Zealand Special Service Medal, the Governor-General of New Zealand, under authority delegated by The Queen, has been pleased to make the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the New Zealand Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) Regulations 2002.

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

3 New Zealand Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing)
  • The New Zealand Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) is awarded subject to the Royal Warrant and to these regulations.

4 Ribbon
  • The ribbon shall have an orange-yellow centre with crimson, red, white, and black stripes on either side.

5 Nuclear testing
  • The New Zealand Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) is awarded for service as part of an official New Zealand Government presence at an atmospheric nuclear test.

6 Eligibility
  • The following persons are eligible for the Medal:

    • (a) persons who were, at any time, members of the armed forces (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Defence Act 1971):

    • (b) 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):

    • (c) New Zealand civilians:

    • (d) any other persons whom the Minister of Defence, on the advice of the Chief of Defence Force, may determine.

7 Qualifications for award
  • A person qualifies for the award of the Medal if he or she meets the requirements of regulation 6 and was present at one of the following nuclear tests:

    • (a) at Maralinga, Australia, on 27 September 1956, 4 October 1956, 22 October 1956, or 25 September 1957:

    • (b) at Malden Island (now part of the Republic of Kiribati), on 15 May 1957, 31 May 1957, or 19 June 1957:

    • (c) at Christmas Island (now part of the Republic of Kiribati), on 8 November 1957, 28 April 1958, 22 August 1958, 2 September 1958, 11 September 1958, or 23 September 1958:

    • (d) at Nevada, United States of America, on 1 September 1957:

    • (e) at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 18 July 1958:

    • (f) at Moruroa, on 22 July 1973 or 28 July 1973:

    • (g) at any other atmospheric nuclear test that the Minister of Defence, on the advice of the Chief of Defence Force, may determine.

8 Delegation
  • The Chief of Defence Force or an officer of the New Zealand Defence Force authorised by the Chief of Defence Force may award the New Zealand Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) to any eligible person who qualifies for the award of that Medal.

9 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for the Chief of Defence Force or a Chief of Staff acting for the Chief of Defence Force to—

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

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

Dated at Wellington this 24th day of July 2002.

Mark Burton,
Minister of Defence.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 August 2002.


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 Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) Regulations 2002. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 2 August 2002, 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)