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Other Distinctive New Zealand Honours

New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal (obverse)
New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal (obverse)
New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal (reverse)
New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal (reverse)
New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 (obverse)
New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 (obverse)
New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 (reverse)
New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 (reverse)

 

The following awards were instituted under New Zealand Royal Warrants. Those marked with an asterisk are awarded under New Zealand Regulations issued under British Royal Warrants, and are being reviewed.

Campaign (including war, operational, peacekeeping) and Special Service Medals

New Zealand War Service Medal 1939-45
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (instituted 2002)
New Zealand Service Medal 1946-49 (instituted 1995)
Vietnam Medal (1968-73) (An identical medal was issued under an Australian Royal Warrant).
New Zealand General Service Medal (instituted 1992, in silver for war-like operations and in bronze for non-warlike (peacekeeping) operations, with appropriate clasps).
New Zealand General Service Medal (instituted 2002, with a different ribbon for each operation).
New Zealand Special Service Medal (instituted 2002, with a different ribbon for each specific service).

Commemoration Medals

The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal
Instituted by The Queen by Royal Warrant dated 9 February 1990. The medal was awarded only during 1990 to 3,632 selected persons in recognition of the contribution they had made to some aspect of New Zealand life, especially the various 1990 celebrations. The medal was designed by Phillip O’Shea, LVO, New Zealand Herald of Arms Extraordinary and struck in bronze-gilt metal by the Royal Australian Mint. The reverse bears the official 1990 symbol, a kotuku, white heron, designed by Fred Graham and Roy Good. The medal was accompanied by a certificate bearing the signatures of The Queen, Governor-General and Prime Minister.

The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993
Instituted by The Queen by Royal Warrant dated 1 July 1993. The Medal was only awarded in 1993 to 545 selected persons in recognition of their contribution to the rights of women in New Zealand or to women’s issues in New Zealand or to both. The medal was designed by Phillip O’Shea, LVO, New Zealand Herald of Arms Extraordinary and struck in bronze, with an antique finish, by the Royal Australian Mint. The medal was accompanied by a certificate bearing the signatures of The Queen, Governor-General and Prime Minister.

Long Service Awards

New Zealand Meritorious Service Medal
New Zealand Armed Forces Award
New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Prison Service Medal
New Zealand Traffic Service Medal
New Zealand Customs Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration (ED)*
Efficiency Medal*
Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve Decoration (RD)
Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration (VRD)
Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Air Efficiency Award*

Miscellaneous Awards

The Queen’s Medal (for Champion Shots of the New Zealand Naval Forces)
The Queen’s Medal (for Champion Shots in the Military Forces)*
The Queen’s Medal (for Champion Shots of the Air Forces)*
Cadet Forces Medal*
New Zealand Memorial Cross (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II)

The New Zealand America’s Cup Medallion 1995

In 1995 the Government struck a special commemorative medallion (which is not designed to be worn) for issue to members of Team New Zealand and others who contributed to the America’s Cup victory at San Diego, USA, on 13 May 1995. Seventy-nine medallions were issued.

NZ America's Cup Medallion (obverse)
NZ America's Cup Medallion (obverse)
NZ America's Cup Medallion (reverse)
NZ America's Cup Medallion (reverse)