Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Defence Launches Medals Website

Defence Launches Medals Website

Air Marshal Bruce Ferguson, Chief of Defence Force, this afternoon will officially launch the medals section of the New Zealand Defence Force website (http://www.nzdf.mil.nz ), providing comprehensive information on medals relevant to New Zealand from the South African War to the present.

“The decision to commission a comprehensive medals section for our website was made in light of the huge increase in interest in current and past medals awarded to New Zealand military personnel,” said Air Marshal Ferguson.

“I wanted to make as much information as possible available to the public and the internet is an ideal vehicle. I anticipate that the range of information provided on the website will reduce the number of medals enquiries received by the NZDF and the RNZRSA.

“This has been a massive project, consisting of some 450 pages and incorporating more than 100 high quality images of medals. Royal Warrants and Regulations are available on the site for many current medals. Each featured medal has its own page incorporating Obverse and Reverse images, a short text explaining the purpose and

/more…. history of the medal and links (where applicable) to Warrants, Regulations, Clasp Lists and the New Zealand Order of Wear. Also included is a General Medals information section incorporating information on Wearing and Applying for Medals, a Medallic Recognition Table, a Glossary of Medals Terms and a Bibliography.

“To achieve the result I wanted I contracted retired Naval Commander Stuart Duff as Project Officer. He worked with the NZDF Medals Website Governance Group to provide the NZDF medals expertise for the development. In addition, a range of other stakeholders were engaged in discussing their expectations for the site and in reviewing drafts of material developed for it. Included in this group were the Medals Committee of the RNZRSA, Mr Phillip O’Shea, the Defence Library staff, Staff Officer Medals, the Service Museums and a number of other acknowledged medals experts.

“The company who developed the NZDF Website, Neogine Communication Design, worked with the project to develop a design for the Medals section and was subsequently contracted to build it.

“I congratulate all who helped develop the medals section of our website on a job well done and I am confident that it will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in medals as they relate to New Zealand.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The America’s Cup, Critical Race Theory And A New, Weekly Music Playlist

So… Why don’t they just cut to the chase, and call it the Emirates Cup? As this column predicted several months ago, the next America’s Cup challenge is headed overseas. Here’s what Werewolf said back in March:
Emirates has made a major commitment to Portsmouth/Isle of Wight as a sailing centre of excellence – and voila, that’s where the next challenger of record is coming from, and where the next Cup contest could well be sailed. Such incredible luck for Emirates, right..? More>>

 

NZ First Returns: Winston Peters - AGM Address

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be in Auckland for the 28th New Zealand First Party Conference. It is our intention and mission to remain the most successful political party outside of National and Labour in the last three decades... More>>



Marine: Wider Roll-out Of Cameras On Boats To Support Sustainability And Protect Marine Life

Up to 300 inshore commercial fishing vessels will be fitted with on-board cameras by 2024 as part of the Government’s commitment to protect the natural marine environment for future generations... More>>

ALSO:


Jewish Council: New Zealand Not Immune From Rise In Antisemitism

The representative body of New Zealand Jewry, the NZ Jewish Council (NZJC), has expressed concern about the high number of antisemitic incidents in New Zealand recorded last month. Spokesperson for the NZJC, Juliet Moses, said... More>>

NZNO: Nurses Reject DHB Offer And Confirm Strike Action

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says its 30,000 members who work in DHBs have voted overwhelmingly to reject a second offer in their current round of multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels