Obverse: A Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign.

Reverse: Plain, with the legend “FOR EFFICIENT SERVICE”.

Size: 32mm wide, 38mm top to bottom.

Ribbon: 32mm wide, the ribbon is green with 4mm yellow stripes at each edge.

Suspension: By an ornate non-swiveling bar, across which is a scroll with the legend “NEW ZEALAND”.

This award was instituted following standardisation of long service awards in 1931. It is awarded to non-commissioned officers and other ranks of the New Zealand Army Territorial Force upon completion of twelve years’ continuous service. Bars are awarded for each additional six years’ service.

Royal Warrant For This Award: View Warrant (PDF document)

Regulations For This Award: View Regulations (PDF document)