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New Zealand Honours Order of Precedence

Order of WearEdit

Order of wear for decorations and awards within New Zealand's honours system.

Medals in bold are distinctly New Zealand awards.

Special awardsEdit



  • Grade I - Bailiff or Dame Grand Cross GCStJ
  • Grade II - Knight or Dame of Justice or Grace KStJ or DStJ
  • Grade III - Chaplain ChStJ
  • Grade III - Commander CStJ
  • Grade IV - Officer OStJ
  • Grade V - Member MStJ
  • Grade VI - Esquire EsqStJ

Medals for Gallantry and BraveryEdit

Medals for Meritorious ServiceEdit

Campaign medalsEdit

(Worn in order of date of participation in campaign or operation for which awarded.)

see New Zealand campaign medals

Other service medalsEdit

Jubilee, Coronation and New Zealand Commemoration medalsEdit

Efficiency and Long Service Decorations and medalsEdit

Service MedalsEdit

Commonwealth Independence MedalsEdit

Instituted by the Sovereign. Worn in order of date of award.

Miscellaneous medalsEdit

Commonwealth AwardsEdit

Instituted by the Sovereign as Head of State, other than in right of New Zealand or the United Kingdom. Worn in order of date of award. At the discretion of the holder, a Commonwealth award may be worn in a position comparable to, but following, the equivalent New Zealand or British Order, Decoration or Medal.

Other Commonwealth AwardsEdit

Instituted by Commonwealth countries of which the Sovereign is not Head of State. Instituted since 1949, otherwise than by the Sovereign, and awards by the states of Malaysia and the State of Brunei. Worn in order of date of award. These awards may only be worn when The Sovereign’s permission has been given.

United States Awards and DecorationsEdit

These awards may only be worn when the Sovereign’s permission has been given.

Foreign MedalsEdit

United Nations Medals[2]Edit

  •   United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation Medal (UNTSO)
  •   United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan Medal (UNMOGIP)
  •   United Nations Service Medal for Korea
  •   United Nations Emergency Force Medal
  •   United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL)
  •   United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)
  •   United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM)
  •   United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)
  •   United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM)
  •   Second United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF II) - Middle East
  •   United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) - Golan Heights
  •   United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
  •   United Nations Iran/Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG)
  •   United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) - Namibia
  •   United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM II and UNAVEM III) / United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA)
  •  United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC)
  •   United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) /United Nations Military Liaison Team (UNMLT)
  •   United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM and UNOSOM II)
  •   United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) - Former Yugoslavia / United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation (UNCRO) - Croatia
  •   United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH)
  •   United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ)
  •   United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (UNPREDEP) - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  •  United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES)
  •  United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP)
  •  United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL) / United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL)
  •   United Nations Medal for East Timor (UNAMET) (UNTAET) (UNMISET)
  •  United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
  •  United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)
  •  United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)
  •   United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  •   United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS)
  •   United Nations Special Service Medal

NATO MedalsEdit

CSDP MedalsEdit


  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Medallic Questions". New Zealand Defence Force. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  2. ^ UN Medal ribbons on NZDF site, for which New Zealand personnel have served

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