"The Government has decided to introduce a new Defence Force medal for non-operational military service.
Defence Minister Wayne Mapp said today the Returned Services Association had proposed the medal for several years.
"Fulfilling this commitment will enable New Zealanders who have served to receive recognition similar to that of Australia," he said..."
Now it remains to set the eligibility criteria.
Don't forget those who 'just did a couple of years'- more than two years should be the qualifier in my book.