New Zealand Gallantry Star
|New Zealand Gallantry Star|
Obverse of the medal. Ribbon: 32mm, crimson with a purple central stripe flanked by narrower white stripes.
|Awarded by New Zealand|
|Eligibility||New Zealand and allied forces.|
|Awarded for||"acts of outstanding gallantry in situations of danger" while involved in war and warlike operational service (including peacekeeping).|
|Description||45mm, (Obverse) faceted silver eight-pointed star of equal points surmounted by the Royal Crown and fern frond wreath emblem; (reverse) inscribed "FOR GALLANTRY - MO TE TOANGA". With ring suspension.|
|Established||20 September 1999|
|Next (higher)||Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit|
|Next (lower)||New Zealand Bravery Star|
It was instituted by Royal Warrant on 20 September 1999 as part of the move to replace British gallantry awards with an indigenous New Zealand Gallantry system. The medal, which may be awarded posthumously, is granted in recognition of 'acts of outstanding gallantry in situations of danger' while involved in war or warlike operational service (including peacekeeping).
Bars are awarded to the NZGS in recognition of the performance of further acts of gallantry meriting the award. Recipients are entitled to the postnominal letters NZGS.
- Orders, decorations, and medals of New Zealand
- New Zealand gallantry awards
- New Zealand bravery awards
- New Zealand campaign medals
- "Order of Wear: Orders, Decorations and Medals in New Zealand". Cabinet Office » Honours Unit. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Honours Secretariat - Medal information page
- Mackay, J and Mussel, J (eds) - Medals Yearbook - 2005, (2004), Token Publishing.