The New Zealand Antarctic Medal

Reprint as at 15 September 2006

The New Zealand Antarctic Medal

(SR 2006/278)

Elizabeth R

Royal Warrant


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 Antarctic Medal is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all whom these Presents shall come,

Greeting!

Whereas We are desirous of instituting a medal honouring those persons who make an outstanding contribution to exploration, scientific research, conservation, environmental protection or knowledge of the Antarctic region, or in support of New Zealand’s objectives or operations, or both, in Antarctica:

We do by these presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, institute and create a new medal.

1 Style
  • The medal shall be styled and designated The New Zealand Antarctic Medal.

2 Description
  • The medal shall be made of silver and octagonal in shape, bearing—

    • (a) on the obverse the Effigy of the Sovereign within the Royal Styles and Titles for New Zealand, and

    • (b) on the reverse a group of four Emperor Penguins within an Antarctic landscape.

3 Ribbon
  • The medal shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a white ribbon, 32 mm in width.

4 Post nominal letters
  • Recipients of the medal shall have the privilege of placing the letters NZAM. after their name.

5 Bar
    • (a)Persons to whom the medal has been awarded who for further services qualify for the medal, shall be awarded a bar to their medal.

    • (b)The bar to the medal shall be of silver, oblong in shape, and bearing 2 New Zealand fern fronds.

6 Posthumous awards
  • The medal and bar to the medal may be awarded posthumously.

7 Promulgation
  • Awards of the medal and bars to the medal shall be promulgated in the New Zealand Gazette.

8 Register
  • The names of all those persons who receive the medal and bars to the medal shall be recorded in a register kept by the Clerk of the Executive Council of Our Realm of New Zealand.

9 Engraving of medal and bar
    • (a)The name of the recipient and date of award shall be engraved on the edge of the medal; and

    • (b)The date of award of a bar shall be engraved on the reverse of the bar.

10 Certificate
  • Every award of the medal and bar to the medal shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by Us, Our Heirs and Successors, and countersigned by Our Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Realm of New Zealand.

11 Order of wear
  • It shall be competent for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, to determine from time to time, the order of wear of the New Zealand Antarctic Medal in relation to the insignia of Orders of Chivalry and orders, decorations and medals that have been or may be conferred in Our Realm of New Zealand.

12 Miniatures
  • Reproductions of the medal and bars to the medal in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the medal and bar is awarded, shall not exceed one half the size of the full-size medal and bar.

13 Lapel badge
    • (a)A lapel badge may be worn by recipients of the medal; on those occasions it is inappropriate to wear the full-size or miniature medal.

    • (b)The lapel badge shall not exceed 18 mm in diameter, and shall consist of a blue enamel disc with, in the centre a representation of a silver estoil (heraldic star of 6 points) with a Royal Crown in the centre.

14 Eligibility
  • New Zealand citizens and citizens of those Commonwealth countries of which We are Sovereign shall be eligible for the medal and bars to the medal.

15 Eligibility: honorary
  • Persons who are not New Zealand citizens or citizens of nations of which We are Sovereign shall be eligible for an honorary medal or bars to the medal.

16 Making of awards
  • Awards of the medal and bars to the medal shall be made by Us, Our Heirs and Successors, only on a recommendation by our Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for our Prime Minister.

17 Delegated powers
  • Delegated powers to make awards of the medal and bars to the medal under the terms of this Our Warrant shall also be vested in Our Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Realm of New Zealand.

18 Forfeiture and restoration
  • It shall be competent for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, or Our Governor-General of New Zealand under Our delegated authority, on a recommendation by our Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for our Prime Minister—

    • (a) to cancel and annul the conferment of the medal or bar to the medal, or both, thereof on any person and remove their name from the register; and

    • (b) where the conferment of the medal or bar to the medal, or both, on any person has been cancelled or annulled, to restore the medal or bar to the medal, or both, to that person and restore their name to the register.

19 Annulment
  • We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with this Our Royal Warrant, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

20 Regulations
  • The medal shall be awarded under Regulations that the Governor-General of New Zealand, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister or a Minister of the Crown acting for the Prime Minister may determine.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's, this 1st day of September 2006, in the 55th Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command.

Helen Clark,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 September 2006.


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 Antarctic Medal. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to The New Zealand Antarctic Medal as at 15 September 2006, 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)