New Zealand General Service Medal (Korea 1958–2000) Regulations 2008

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New Zealand General Service Medal (Korea 1958–2000) Regulations 2008

Pursuant to the Royal Warrant (SR 1992/101) dated 7 May 1992 (as altered by the Royal Warrant (SR 1997/153) dated 4 August 1997) instituting and creating the New Zealand General Service Medal, Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to make the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the New Zealand General Service Medal (Korea 1958–2000) Regulations 2008.

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

3 Approval of New Zealand General Service Medal with clasp Korea 1958–2000
  • (1) The award of the New Zealand General Service Medal with the clasp Korea 1958–2000 in bronze (the medal) is approved.

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

4 Meaning of Korea in regulation 5
  • In regulation 5, 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.

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

    • (a) served in Korea, between 1 January 1958 and 31 December 2000, 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 any of the following:

      • (i) the New Zealand Naval Forces (within the meaning of the Navy Act 1954), the New Zealand Army (within the meaning of the New Zealand Army Act 1950), or the Royal New Zealand Air Force (within the meaning of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Act 1950):

      • (ii) the Armed Forces (within the meaning of the Defence Act 1971):

      • (iii) the New Zealand Defence Force (within the meaning of the Defence Act 1990).

6 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 5(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 5(a) counts towards time engaged in service for the purpose of subclause (1).

7 Delegation
  • Under clause 11(2) of the Royal Warrant, the Chief of Defence Force, or a Chief of Staff (now known as a Chief of Service) acting for the Chief of Defence Force, is authorised to award the medal to eligible members of the New Zealand Defence Force who qualify for the award.

Dated at Wellington this 18th day of August 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.