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Other New Zealand Medals and Awards - The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

Obverse View

The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal obverse view

Reverse View

The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal reverse view

About the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal was instituted by the New Zealand Government to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The medals were awarded during the 1990 celebrations to people who have, by their virtues, talents, and loyalty, made a recognised contribution to New Zealand life.

The medal is made of gilt metal and is circular in shape. On the obverse of the medal is the Effigy of the Sovereign surrounded by the inscription "Elizabeth II Queen of New Zealand", and on the reverse is the official 1990 Symbol (a stylised kotuku - white heron) surrounded by the inscription "New Zealand 1990 Commemoration".

About the ribbon

The ribbon is 32 millimetres in width, and consists of nine narrow stripes of red ochre, white, red ochre, white, black, white, red ochre, white, and red ochre.

Royal Warrant

The Royal Warrant for the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal can be viewed here.

Medal Regulations

There are no separate Regulations for this medal. The administration instructions are included in the Royal Warrant.

Clasps and Bars

There are no clasps or bars for this medal.

Order of Wear

The position of this medal in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here. When the medal is worn by a woman, it may be worn on the left shoulder suspended by the ribbon fashioned into a bow.