In accordance with section 9 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (“the Act”), I hereby give the following notice.
- I declare that the declaration of emergency status under the War Pensions Act 1954 for service with United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre in Southern Lebanon, which was made by the Honourable Nathan Guy on 25 June 2012, has been superseded by the declaration of operational service for service with United Nations in Southern Lebanon, which I made on 6 August 2015.
- All members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), and any person seconded to the NZDF with the permission of the Chief of the Defence Force, covered by this declaration shall have access to the entitlements and services specified in the Act and the Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014.
- I am satisfied that there is a significant risk of harm to those that undertake this service, as required by the Act.
Dated this 3rd day of December 2015.
Hon CRAIG FOSS, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs.