New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal
|New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal|
Ribbon of the medal
|Awarded by Queen of New Zealand|
|Eligibility||New Zealand and Commonwealth citizens|
|Awarded for||Making a recognized contribution to New Zealand|
|Status||Only awarded in 1990|
|Established||9 February 1990|
|Next (higher)||Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal|
|Next (lower)||New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993|
The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal was instituted by the Queen by Royal Warrant on 9 February 1990. It was to be awarded only during 1990 to about 3,000 people selected in recognition of the contribution they have made to some aspect of New Zealand life, especially the various 1990 celebrations. Subsequently 3,632 medals were awarded.
The medal is known as the Sesquicentennial Medal, because it was issued on the 150th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island of New Zealand on 6 February 1840.
The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal is an official medal to be worn on all occasions on which decorations and medals are worn. It is worn after Coronation and Jubilee medals, but before decorations and medals for long service. It is accompanied by a certificate bearing the signatures of the Queen, the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.
- "Other Distinctive NZ Honours". DPMC. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
- "Order of Wear: Orders, Decorations and Medals in New Zealand". DPMC. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
- New Zealand Official Year Book, 1990 (page 57)