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New Zealand

In 1996, when New Zealand revised its royal honours system, New Zealanders ceased to receive the Polar Medal. It was proposed that the medal would be preserved, with a new name, under New Zealand regulations: the New Zealand Antarctic Medal. The rationale for the renaming was that it is in relation to Antarctica that New Zealand's endeavours and achievements have been made. The Report on honours that recommended the change contained the inaccurate claim that the medal was named after the North Pole.[citation needed] The new medal was formally instituted by the Queen on 1 September 2006.[10]

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català: Medalla polar
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Esperanto: Polusa medalo
italiano: Polar Medal
magyar: Polar Medal
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日本語: 極地メダル
português: Medalha Polar