New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (Warlike)

The NZ General Service Medal 1992 was instituted to recognise service in warlike operations for which no separate New Zealand or British Commonwealth campaign medal was issued. By the time it was replaced in 2002, four clasps had been issued for warlike operations between 1956 and 1991 in the Suez Canal region, Malaya, Vietnam and Kuwait. The design and the colours of the ribbon were based on the New Zealand medal of 1869.