The Queen's Service Medal (on ribbon bow)
The Queen's Service Medal (QSM) is awarded for voluntary service to the community or service through elected and appointed office at a local or regional level.
The Medal is of Sterling silver, 36mm in diameter. The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse is the profile designed by Ian Rank-Broadley surrounded by the Royal styles and titles “ ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND”. The New Zealand Coat of Arms surrounded by the inscription “ THE QUEEN’S SERVICE MEDAL” and “for service – MO NGA MAHI NUI” appears on the reverse. The name of the recipient is engraved on the rim of the Medal. The insignia pictured is shown on the ribbon bow traditionally worn by women.