In accordance with section 15 of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 (“Act”), I hereby give the following notice.
- I declare service: within the territorial limits of the Republic of Mali and the air space above it on or after 1 March 2018 to be operational service for the purposes of the Act, until declared otherwise.
- This entitles any member of the New Zealand Defence Force covered by this declaration (and their spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner) to have their remains buried in the part of any cemetery set aside by a local authority for the burial of:
members of her Majesty’s Forces that have undertaken operational service; and the spouses, civil union partners, and de facto partners of members of Her Majesty’s Forces that have undertaken operational service.
- Members of other Commonwealth Forces who have undertaken the same operational service and their spouses, civil union partners, and de facto partners may also be interred.
- As required by the Act, consultation occurred prior to the making of this declaration.
Dated this 28th day of April 2018.
Hon RON MARK, Minister for Veterans.