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Written Submissions on the NZDF Medal

Update - 13 October 2009:  See NZDF Medal update from the Minister of Defence - 13 October 2009 on the Breaking News page of our website for the latest information on the proposed NZDF Medal.

Update - 11 August 2009:  The acceptance of written submissions on the proposed NZDF Medal closed on 23 July 2009. The NZDF expresses its thanks to all who took the time to submit a written submission.


The Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group has been directed by the Ministers of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs to consider options, to undertake consultation, to prepare recommendations and draft eligibility criteria for the proposed New Zealand Defence Force Medal.

It is intended that the medal would recognise attested military service for New Zealand since 3 September 1945.

Written submissions on the NZDF Medal by organisations and other interested persons were made using the Consultation paper:

You can:

  • Write your answers on the consultation paper. Spaces have been left for any comments you wish to make related to each question.
  • Attach additional pages of comments.
  • Write all your answers on a separate document.

Consultation responses will be accepted up to 5 p.m. on 23 July 2009.

Consultation responses should be sent to:

By mail

  • NZDF Medal Consultation
    Medals Policy Cell
    Personnel Branch
    Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force
    Private Bag 39997

By fax

  • (04) 498 6520
    ATTN: Assistant Director Medals Policy

Submissions in person

Organisations which wish to give submissions in person to the Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group should contact the Assistant Director Medals Policy, HQNZDF using the Medals contact form.

Please note that:

  • Submissions in person can only be made in Wellington at a pre-organised time and date; and
  • All travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the organisation or person who is making the submission.

Online survey

There is also an online survey on the proposed NZDF Medal(s) being run from 15 June to 23 July 2009.

Links to the online survey:

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