Obverse: Oval in shape, it consists of the Royal Cypher in gilt with a silver wreath of oak leaves tied with gilt ribbons, the whole surmounted by a Royal Crown in gilt.
Size: 37mm wide, 55mm to the top of the crown.
Ribbon: 38mm wide, the ribbon is green with a 7mm yellow central stripe. A brooch at the top of the ribbon is inscribed "NEW ZEALAND".
Suspension: The ribbon is threaded through a 15mm diameter ring, which passes through a loop fixed to the top back of the crown. The ring will move forwards and backwards.
The award of the New Zealand Efficiency Decoration was instituted on 14th August 2020. It is awarded for long service and good conduct by officers of the New Zealand Army Territorial Force upon completion of fourteen years' service. Clasps may be awarded for each additional seven years' service. Clasps are oblong, are in gilt, and bear the Royal Cypher.
The long service and good conduct of officers of the Territorial Force had formerly been recognised by the conferral of the British Efficiency Decoration under a Warrant dated 17th November 1952, and regulations dated 23rd March 1966.
The New Zealand Defence Force Long Service Award Regulations, 2020, specify the period of time a person must serve to be eligible for the award, and the period of time a person must serve to be eligible for the award of each additional clasp.
Royal Warrant For This Award: View Warrant (PDF document)
Regulations For This Award: View Regulations (PDF document)
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