UPDATE - 19 MAY 2010
The NZDF is NOT currently accepting applications for the planned New Zealand Defence Force Medal. It is anticipated that a call for applications will happen in the second half of 2010.
It will take approximately 20 to 22 weeks from when a decision is made by the Government, before any medals are available to be issued. There will need to be a tender process for the manufacturer(s), and then the medal and ribbon will still need to be manufactured.
The NZDF Medals Office expects a large number of people to apply for the medal and, even with extra staff to process the applications, this could potentially be a two to three year project."
You people work like old people fuck!
How many friggin' years does this have to take? You pricks can vote yourselves a pay rise in a few nanoseconds.
Are you waiting for a few more of us to friggin' die?
It is a national embarrassment to turn out to an ANZAC day parade and the only ones NOT wearing a medal are the ex-bloody servicemen! Firemen, Cops- yep they all have them (and deserved, don't get that wrong) Soldiers- forget it.
Every damned thing in the service needed doing the day before, so is it too much to ask for a bit of hurry-up on this?
The NZDF site has issued an update today that is exactly the same as the one I posted in May!
OI!- Wayne Mapp!- light a fire under these idle fuckers!