British Commonwealth State Orders
These traditional British Orders of Chivalry have been progressively replaced by the New Zealand Royal Honours system. They are no longer available to New Zealand citizens, however, many have received them in the past. The top two levels of the Order of the Bath, Order of St Michael and St George, and the Order of the British Empire carry the right to use the titles ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’ and this also applies to Knights Bachelor. The Order of the British Empire was extensively used for awarding to New Zealanders prior to the creation of the New Zealand Royal Honours system. More information on British Commonwealth State Orders can be viewed here.
Link to Category Ribbons
The Ribbons of the British Commonwealth State Orders can be viewed here.