Obverse: A Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign.
Reverse: The inscription "FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT" and attached to an ornamental title bar bearing the words "NEW ZEALAND" in raised letters.
Size: 36mm in diameter.
Ribbon: 32mm wide, the ribbon is crimson with a 4mm white stripe on each edge.
Suspension: By an ornate non-swiveling bar.
On 9th May, 1985, Queen Elizabeth II approved the creation of this new long service award for soldiers and non-commissioned officers of the New Zealand Army who have completed fifteen years' service. The award was backdated to 1st December, 1977. Bars may be awarded upon completion of a subsequent similar period of service.
Any soldier who is commissioned after having served in the ranks for twelve years of more, may receive the award upon completion of the full period of service.
Prior to 1985, members of the New Zealand Army were awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military), issued by the British forces.
Royal Warrant For This Award: View Warrant (PDF document)
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