Insignia of a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ribbon bow)
A Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) is appointed for a prominent national or international role, leading role in regional affairs, or distinguished contribution to an area of activity.
The badge is similar to that prescribed for GNZM and KNZM/DNZM. It is worn from either a neck ribbon or from a bow on the left shoulder. The insignia pictured is shown on the ribbon bow traditionally worn by women.