Dated at Wellington this 9th day of December 2013.
Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman,
Minister of Defence.
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, are made under a Royal Warrant dated 15 October 2013 (SR 2013/429). The regulations set out the criteria for the conferral of The New Zealand Defence Meritorious Service Medal (the medal) and the bar to that medal.
The Minister of Defence may, under the Royal Warrant, confer the medal on any member of the Defence Force (whether an airman, airwoman, civilian, officer, rating or soldier) who performs meritorious service for New Zealand or the New Zealand Defence Force.
Date of notification in Gazette: 12 December 2013.
These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.