New Zealand General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) Regulations 2007

Reprint
as at 9 November 2007

Crest

New Zealand General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) Regulations 2007

(SR 2007/339)

Anand Satyanand, 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.

The New Zealand General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) Regulations 2007 are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.


Pursuant to the Royal Warrant (SR 2002/226) dated 23 July 2002 instituting and creating the New Zealand General 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 General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) Regulations 2007.

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

3 New Zealand General Service Medal (Timor-Leste)
  • The New Zealand General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) is awarded subject to the Royal Warrant and to these regulations.

4 Ribbon
  • The Medal is worn on the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 32 mm in width, of red, yellow, black, white, black, yellow, and red stripes.

5 Operational area
  • In these regulations, operational area means the political boundaries and airspace of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the maritime area of 50 nautical miles around Timor-Leste and Atauro Island.

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

    • (a) members of the Armed Forces (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Defence Act 1990):

    • (b) members of the New Zealand Police (within the meaning of section 2 of the Police Act 1958):

    • (c) civilians who are New Zealand citizens:

    • (d) civilians who are permanent residents of New Zealand (within the meaning of section 73 of the Electoral Act 1993):

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

7 Qualifying service
  • A person qualifies for the award of the Medal under this regulation if he or she meets the requirements of regulation 6 and—

    • (a) has served 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, on or after 28 April 2006, on land, in harbour, at sea, or in the air, in the operational area while a member of, or supporting, a New Zealand Government contribution to restore and maintain security and stability in Timor-Leste; or

    • (b) has completed 7 sorties or more, on or after 28 April 2006, into the operational area as aircrew, supernumerary aircrew, or supernumerary crew, while a member of a unit allocated for direct support of a New Zealand Government contribution to restore and maintain security and stability in Timor-Leste; or

    • (c) has served 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated, on or after 28 April 2006, while on official visits in the operational area carrying out activities in connection with a New Zealand Government contribution to restore and maintain security and stability in Timor-Leste (which service will normally be of a temporary nature and need not necessarily contribute to operational outcomes); or

    • (d) has had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated by death or evacuation owing to wounds or other disability caused by that service; or

    • (e) has been given a New Zealand Royal Honour for gallantry or bravery in the operational area; or

    • (f) if the mission directive stated that the length of deployment was to be greater than the qualifying service in the operational area, has had his or her period of service in the operational area terminated before the completion of the qualifying service at the direction of the New Zealand Government department or agency that deployed him or her, where that termination is for official reasons (not personal, compassionate, or disciplinary); or

    • (g) has served in the operational area with a New Zealand Government contribution to an international or coalition force that the Minister of Defence approves as qualifying service on the advice of the Chief of Defence Force.

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 General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) 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 30th day of October 2007.

Phil Goff,
Minister of Defence.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 8 November 2007.


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 General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) Regulations 2007. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the New Zealand General Service Medal (Timor-Leste) Regulations 2007 as at 9 November 2007, 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/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of 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)