New Zealand General Service Medal (Korea) Regulations 2008

2008/292

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New Zealand General Service Medal (Korea) Regulations 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

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 (Korea) Regulations 2008.

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

3 Award of New Zealand General Service Medal (Korea)
  • (1) The medal known as the New Zealand General Service Medal (Korea) (the medal) may be awarded.

    (2) The award of the medal is subject to the Royal Warrant and these regulations.

4 Ribbon
  • The ribbon for the medal is 32 mm in width and has a central stripe of red with a narrow stripe of yellow and a broad stripe of light blue on either side.

5 Meaning of Korea in regulation 6
  • In regulation 6, Korea means—

    • (a) the territories of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; and

    • (b) the territorial seas that the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are entitled to establish under Part II of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; and

    • (c) the superjacent airspace above the territories and territorial seas of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

6 Eligibility
  • A person is eligible for the medal if he or she—

    • (a) served in Korea on or after 1 January 2001 as a member of, or in connection with, a New Zealand Government contribution to United Nations Command activities involving the preservation of the Korean Armistice Agreement; and

    • (b) was, at that time, a member of the New Zealand Defence Force (within the meaning of the Defence Act 1990).

7 Qualification for award
  • (1) An eligible person is qualified for the award of the medal if the person was engaged in service as described in regulation 6(a)

    • (a) for 30 days or more, continuous or aggregated; or

    • (b) for less than 30 days, but—

      • (i) the service was terminated by death or evacuation owing to wounds or disability caused 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 mission directive stated that the deployment was to be longer than 30 days, 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.

    (2) To avoid doubt, time spent on official visits in connection with the service described in regulation 6(a) counts towards time engaged in service for the purpose of subclause (1).

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 medal to any eligible person who qualifies for the award of the medal.

9 Forfeiture and restoration
  • The Chief of Defence Force, or a Chief of any Service acting for the Chief of Defence Force, may—

    • (a) order the forfeiture of an award of the medal made to a person; in which case the person's name must be removed from the register maintained under the Royal Warrant; and

    • (b) order the restoration of an award of the medal to a person whose award was forfeited; in which case the person's name must be reinstated in the register.

Dated at Wellington this 5th day of September 2008.

Hon Phil Goff,
Minister of Defence.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 September 2008.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.