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New Zealand State Honours -

Knight or Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (GNZM) Sash

Knight or Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (GNZM) Sash obverse view

Knight or Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (GNZM) Star

Knight or Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (GNZM) Star obverse view

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

Those appointed to this level are entitled to use the titles ‘Sir' or ‘Dame'. The award of titles was discontinued in 2000, but was reinstated in 2009.

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

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.