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1The Legion of Frontiersmen New Zealand Command has instituted the Long Service and Efficiency Medal in order to recognise dedication, long service and efficiency by members of the New Zealand Command.

2The medal will be properly known as the "New Zealand Long Service and Efficiency Medal" which is described as:
aA circular silver medal 32 mm in diameter with a central presentation of the Legion Badge and fern wreath.
bThe Medal is suspended from a silver bar suspension and a 36 mm wide red ribbon with two black stripes.

3The Medal will be worn on the left breast pocket of the Legion Uniform in accordance with the New Zealand Command Order of Wear.

4In uniform when ribbons only are worn, the wearing of a ribbon bar shall denote the award.

5Those to whom the Medal is awarded may wear miniature Medals, on appropriate occasions.

6Subject to these regulations, the New Zealand Long Service and Efficiency Medal is awarded by the New Zealand Headquarters, upon recommendation of a Unit Commander, to a person, who has rendered dedicated long service and efficiency to the command over a minimum period of ten years.
General rules within NZ Command

1 New Zealand Headquarters shall maintain a register of names of awardees.

2The Commandant New Zealand Command may, by order under his hand, reinstate, cancel, or annul any award to a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen (NZ) Command by recommendation of an Appeals Board, or other such committee empowered to investigate the awardees for the command, with the exception of the Gold Pioneer Axe.

3Every Award made or revoked will be notified in Routine orders. (Journal)

4There will be no post nominal to any award except the Gold Pioneer Axe, Pioneer Axe, and Pioneer Cross

5No award shall be made to a member who has been convicted of any criminal offence in a civil court or Military Tribunal, during that time being accumulated for the award

6When a second and/or subsequent award of a medal is made, the multiple award shall be indicated; on the suspension ribbon of the original award by the wearing of a silver metal bar 32mm wide with a representation of a Mural Crown thereon.  When ribbons only are worn, by the wearing of a silver star device centrally on the ribbon.

Up until the end of 2014 there have been just 626 of these awards made to members