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The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal Royal Warrant

The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

Elizabeth R

Royal Warrant

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

Whereas We are desirous of recognising, during the various 1990 celebrations in Our Realm of New Zealand, the achievements of New Zealanders and of other persons who have made a recognised contribution to New Zealand:

We do by these Presents institute and create a new Medal.

  1. Style
    The Medal shall be designated and styled "The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal".
  2. Description
    The Medal shall be of gilt metal and circular in shape, bearing on the obverse the Effigy of the Sovereign surrounded by the inscription "ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND'', and on the reverse the official 1990 Symbol (a stylised Kotuku, White Heron) surrounded by the inscription "NEW ZEALAND 1990 COMMEMORATION''.
  3. Ribbon
    The Medal shall be worn on the left breast suspended by a ribbon, 32 millimetres in width, of nine narrow stripes of red ochre, white, red ochre, white, black, white, red ochre, white, and red ochre:
    Provided that, where the Medal is worn by a woman, it may be worn on the left shoulder suspended by the ribbon fashioned into a bow.
  4. Eligibility of Royalty
    The Medal may be awarded at Our Pleasure upon any Princes or Princesses of the Blood Royal and any other Members of Our Royal Family.
  5. Eligibility of Governor-General and Prime Minister
    The Medal shall be worn-
    (a) By Our Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Realm of New Zealand; and
    (b) By Our Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  6. General eligibility
    The Medal shall be awarded to selected persons, who are New Zealand citizens or citizens of Commonwealth Countries of which We are Queen and who have, by their virtues, talents, and loyalty, made a recognised contribution to New Zealand.
  7. Honorary eligibility
    The Medal shall be awarded to selected persons, who are citizens of Commonwealth Countries of which We are not Queen or of Foreign Countries and who have, by their virtues and talents, made a recognised contribution to New Zealand.
  8. Period of issue
    The Medal shall be awarded only during the year 1990.
  9. Certificate
    The award of the Medal shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by Us and countersigned by Our Governor-General and Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  10. Awards
    (1) The Medal shall be awarded by Us or (except under the terms of clause 4 or clause 5 of this Our Royal Warrant) by Our Governor-General of New Zealand.
    (2) Each award of the Medal under this clause shall be made on a recommendation by Our Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for or in the place of Our Prime Minister.
  11. Registration
    The names of all those to whom the Medal is awarded shall be recorded in a register kept by the Clerk of Our Executive Council of New Zealand.
  12. Order of wear
    In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations, and Medals shall be worn, the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal shall in Our Realm of New Zealand be placed immediately after coronation and jubilee medals.
  13. Miniatures
    (1) Reproductions of the Medal in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Medal is awarded, shall be approximately half the size of the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.
    (2) A sealed pattern of the miniature medal shall be deposited with and kept by the Clerk of Our Executive Council of New Zealand.
  14. Forfeiture and restoration
    (1) It shall be competent for Us or (except in the case of an award of the Medal under clause 4 or clause 5 of this Our Royal Warrant) Our Governor-General of New Zealand,-
    (a) To cancel and annul the award of the Medal to any person; and
    (b) Where the award of the Medal to any person has been cancelled or annulled, to restore the Medal to that person.
    (2) Where the Medal has been awarded under clause 10 of this Our Royal Warrant, any cancellation, annulment, or restoration of the award of the Medal shall be made on a recommendation by Our Prime Minister of New Zealand or a Minister of the Crown acting for or in the place of Our Prime Minister.
  15. Annulment
    We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with this Our Royal Warrant, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

By Her Majesty's Command.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 February 1990.

This warrant is administered in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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