Obverse: A Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign.
Reverse: The inscription "THE NEW ZEALAND GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL" within a wreath of New Zealand flora (fern fronds, pohutukawa, and kowhai blossom) ensigned by a Royal Crown.
Size: 36mm in diameter.
Ribbon: 32mm wide and:- (a) in the case of qualifying service in the primary operational area, green with 3 narrow central stripes of red, black, and red; or (b) in the case of qualifying service in the secondary operational area, green with 3 narrow central stripes of red, black, and red and with a narrow light blue stripe on either edge.
Suspension: By a plain straight suspender.
Instituted on 20th December, 2002, this silver medal was awarded for service with the International Force in the primary operational area, or with the International Force conducting operations against international terrorism in the secondary operational area.
New regulations were issued on 20 December 2018 that superseded those issued on 16 January 2003.
Refer to the link below for details of the regulations which provide details of operational areas and qualifying service.
Royal Warrant For This Award: View Warrant (PDF document)
Regulations For This Award: View Regulations (PDF document)
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