New Zealand State Honours -
The images on this page are of the highest level of the New Zealand Order of Merit: Knight or Dame Grand Companion (GNZM).
About this honour
When the use of titles was discontinued in 2000 this level was renamed Principal Companion (PCNZM). In June 2009 this level was changed back to Knight or Dame Grand Companion (GNZM).
Order of Wear
The position of the GNZM and PCNZM in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.
More information on this award and on the New Zealand Order of Merit can be found on the New Zealand Order of Merit page of our website.