New Zealand Honours Order of Precedence

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Order of Wear[edit]

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

Medals in bold are distinctly New Zealand awards.

Special awards[edit]



  • 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 Bravery[edit]

Medals for Meritorious Service[edit]

Campaign medals[edit]

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

see New Zealand campaign medals

Other service medals[edit]

Jubilee, Coronation and New Zealand Commemoration medals[edit]

Efficiency and Long Service Decorations and medals[edit]

Service Medals[edit]

Rhodesia Medal[edit]

Commonwealth Independence Medals[edit]

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

Miscellaneous medals[edit]

Commonwealth Awards[edit]

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 Awards[edit]

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 Decorations[edit]

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

Foreign Medals[edit]

United Nations Medals[2][edit]

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

NATO Medals[edit]

CSDP Medals[edit]


  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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