The Queen's Service Medal (obverse and reverse)
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.