For operational reasons relating to the New Zealand Defence Force, the following award was not made public in the New Year Honours 2014, as published in a special edition of the New Zealand Gazette, 4 February 2014, No. 14, page 303, dated the 31st day of December 2013:
The New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of the New Year, to make the following award of The New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration:
New Zealand Defence Force
Corporal Ewen Vanner, of Palmerston North. For services to the New Zealand Defence Force.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of December 2015.
MICHAEL WEBSTER, Clerk of the Executive Council.