This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, provide for the award of the New Zealand General Service Medal (Greater Middle East) for service, rendered on or after 7 December 2014, in general regional security operations in an area centred on the Middle East.
These regulations specify—
who is an eligible person for the medal; and
what service qualifies an eligible person for the medal.
The regulations are made under a Royal Warrant, The New Zealand General Service Medal (SR 2002/226), which instituted the New Zealand General Service Medal to be awarded to members of the New Zealand Defence Force and certain civilians for “services rendered during war, and both warlike and non-warlike (including peacekeeping) operations commenced since 1 January 2000”.
Date of notification in Gazette: 14 July 2016.
These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.