The East Timor Medal

Reprint
as at 26 September 2003

Crest

The East Timor Medal

(SR 2003/263)

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 by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual dated the Twelfth day of March, Two Thousand and One (SR 2001/60), We were pleased to institute a medal, styled and designated The East Timor Medal, for award to members of Our New Zealand Defence Force and certain other persons, and reserved to Ourselves, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with Our Warrant or any part thereof by a notification under Our Sign Manual:

And Whereas We deem it expedient to make amendments to Our said Warrant relating to the operational area, eligibility, qualifying service, and the period of service required for the award of the medal and clasp:

Now therefore, We do by these Presents ordain that Our said Warrant shall be amended as follows:

1 Operational area
  • The operational area from 20 May 2002 shall also include the country of Timor-Leste (East Timor).

2 Eligibility
  • On and after 1 January 2003, only 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 directly involved in operational service, or supporting operational activities, with the East Timorese Defence Force (Force Defence Timor-Leste), the Timorese Office of Defence Force Development, or the United Nations:

    • (b) members of the New Zealand Police directly involved in operational service, or supporting operational activities, with the East Timorese Defence Force (Force Defence Timor-Leste), the Timorese Office of Defence Force Development, or the United Nations:

    • (c) New Zealand civilians directly involved in operational service, or supporting operational activities, with the East Timorese Defence Force (Force Defence Timor-Leste), the Timorese Office of Defence Force Development, or the United Nations.

3 Qualifying service
  • (1) On and after 1 January 2003, only service of 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, in the operational area shall qualify for the award of the medal.

    (2) For the purposes of subclause (1),—

    • (a) service during the period between 19 June 1999 and 31 December 2002 may be counted towards the qualifying period for the award of the medal; and

    • (b) service that the mission directive stated was to be more than 30 days in the operational area and that has been terminated for official reasons (not personal or compassionate) at the direction of the New Zealand Government or the agency that made the deployment before the completion of qualifying service of 30 days qualifies for the award of the medal.

4 Period of service
  • (1) The medal and clasp shall be awarded for service in the operational area between 19 June 1999 and 31 December 2002.

    (2) The medal and clasp shall be awarded for operational service, or supporting operational activities, in accordance with clause 2 in the operational area between 1 January 2003 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.

5 Qualifying for award of medal before 1 January 2003
  • (1) This clause applies to a person who, before 1 January 2003, had qualified for the award of the medal.

    (2) The person continues to be qualified for the award of the medal despite the amendments that have been made in clauses 1 to 4.

And it is Our Will and Pleasure that these amendments shall be taken and received as part and parcel of the Warrant for the said medal and shall henceforth be inviolably observed and kept.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's this 17th day of September 2003, in the 52nd Year of Our Reign.

Helen Clark,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 September 2003.


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 East Timor Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 26 September 2003, 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)