New Zealand Customs Service Medal

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New Zealand Customs Service Medal
NZ Customs Service Medal ribbon.png
Ribbon bar of the medal
Awarded by  New Zealand
TypeLong service and meritorious service
Awarded forFourteen years of long and meritorious service in the New Zealand Customs Service[1]
StatusCurrently awarded
Established20 February 2008[1]
First awarded5 May 2008[2]
Order of Wear
Next (higher)New Zealand Traffic Service Medal[3]
Next (lower)Efficiency Decoration[3]

The New Zealand Customs Service Medal is a long service award for members of the New Zealand Customs Service who have completed 14 years of service. Established in February 2008, the medal was first presented 5 May 2008 by then Prime Minister Helen Clark.


The medal is circular and made of silver metal. It is 36 millimetres (1.4 in) in diameter. On the obverse is the crowned effigy of the Sovereign. The reverse bears a representation of the Badge of the New Zealand Customs Service. The medal hangs from a 32 mm wide ribbon of 5 stripes of dark blue at the edges, light blue in the centre, bordered by yellow.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "The New Zealand Customs Service Medal". New Zealand Legislation. Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. ^ "New Zealand Customs Medal Presentations". New Zealand Government. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "THE WEARING OF MEDALS IN NEW ZEALAND TABLE – A GUIDE TO THE CORRECT ORDER OF WEAR". New Zealand Defence Force. Retrieved 5 July 2015.