Miniatures

■ Miniature versions of the full sized jewels … from left > right … (pin back)  4th degree – Roll of Honour  3rd degree – Knight of Merit 2nd degree – Certified Primo  1st degree – Brother ■ Materials : brass & enamel ■ Maker : Parry, Birmingham, England

Founder

■ Ribbon : pale blue … upper bar : FOUNDER 1953 (pin back) … attached to jewel by ring ■ Obverse : shield shaped … upper scroll : LODGE WAIOHIKI … lower scroll : NO. 374 … centre of jewel : edged with pillars surmounted by balls framing maori woman holding taiaha at edge of stream in […]

Proficiency in First Aid

■ Ribbon : cream with two narrow wide-spread red strips … upper bar : red cross symbol over PROFICIENCY / IN / RED CROSS FIRST AID (pin back) … attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : cross shaped … outer ring : THE NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS SOCIETY (INC) • … in centre : red cross […]

1st Degree – Brother

■ Ribbon : Dark green with white borders … upper bar : buffalo skull / horns … lower bar : MARGARET LDG. 152 … In centre : RAOB monogram and silver fern badge with NZ across centre ■ Obverse : Gold coloured jewel … GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND (in blue ring) … In centre : kangaroo … surmounted […]

3rd Degree – Knight of Merit

■ Ribbon : scarlet … upper bar : 13-1-67 (date of 1st degree) (pin back) … on ribbon centre : badge with ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES on blue enamel with red monogrammed RAOB on white background / silver fern badge with •N•Z• on blue enamel … lower bar : 2-5-69 (date of 2nd degree) … ribbon […]

Proficiency in Nursing

■ Ribbon : cream with two narrow evenly-spread red strips … upper bar : red cross symbol over PROFICIENCY / IN / RED CROSS NURSING (pin back) … attached to medal by ring ■ Obverse : cross shaped … outer ring : THE NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS SOCIETY (INC) • … in centre : red cross […]

Minstrel

■ Ribbon : pale blue, mauve, dark blue stripes … upper bar : buffalo horns with MINSTREL on black enamel (pin back) … on ribbon centre : silver fern badge with N•Z on dark blue enamel … lower bar : NAE NAE LODGE NO 104 … ribbon attached to jewel by lugs ■ Obverse : open wreath […]

Secretary

■ Ribbon : red centre, edged with white and with green borders … upper bar : buffalo horns with PAPAKURA (pin back) … on ribbon centre : buffalo horns / RAOB / GRAND COUNCIL around Star of David in triangle … lower bar : Lodge No. 66 … added bar : (engraved) PAPAKURA N. 66 / 28:5:60 … ribbon […]

Secretary

■ Ribbon : red centre, edged with white and with green borders … upper bar : STOKES VALLEY. NO 43 (pin back) … on ribbon centre : buffalo horns / RAOB / GRAND COUNCIL around Star of David in triangle … lower bar : SECRETARY on blue enamel … ribbon attached to jewel by lugs ■ Obverse : open […]

Attendance

■ Ribbon : blue with scarlet stripe very close to the edge … upper bar : buffalo horns surmounted by red crown (pin back) … on ribbon centre : buffalo horns / RAOB / GRAND COUNCIL around Star of David in triangle … ribbon attached to jewel by ring ■ Obverse : crossed silver ferns with kiwi in […]

Attendance

■ Ribbon : white with black strip in centre sewn on … upper bar : buffalo horns with ATTENDANCE (pin back) … on ribbon centre : silver fern with N•Z … lower bar : (engraved) ASHBURTON LGE NO. 43. … ribbon attached to jewel by lugs ■ Obverse : 8 armed cross shaped … in centre : buffalo head […]

Attendance

■ Ribbon : white with black strip at edge (and appears to be silver thread at edge) … upper bar : buffalo horns with ATTENDANCE on black enamel (pin back) … on ribbon centre : monogrammed RAOB / G L E / gold star with 5 in centre / silver fern with NZ on black enamel … […]

18421 – jandalfan

Matariki ■ NB : in the Maori language, Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising in late May or early June – taken as the beginning of the new year …  refer to this article in wikipedia for more explanation

2006 / 02 – Team Chelmo (1)

■ Obverse : Tuatara and Kiwi in front of Southern Alps scenery, cabbage trees, blue lake, snow-capped hills, with blue sky … below : geocaching logo flanked by ferns ■ Reverse : in outer ring : New Zealand / Aotearoa / Land of the long white cloud … in centre : map of New Zealand with ferns […]

2007 / 01 – Silver Fern

■ Obverse : in black and red outer ring : gold Maori motifs … in centre : green silver fern on woven background ■ Reverse : in red outer ring : NEW ZEALAND RECREATIONAL GPS SOCIETY INC / • 2007 • … in centre : black outline of New Zealand … upper left : GPS.ORG.NZ logo … […]

2007 / 02 – Multi-Event : Geocoinfest (0)

■ Obverse : mosaic pattern featuring red and gold 10 armed sun with white background ( same pattern on coin ) ■ Reverse : pin back … below pin : Custom pins and coins / www.landsharkz.ca ■ Dimensions : 28 mm … ■ Weight : 8 g ■ Designer : n/k ■ Maker : www.landsharkz.ca ■ Prefix : n/a ■ Known Variants … […]

2007 / 03 – Signal

■ Obverse : green ‘signal the frog’ character doing bungee jump from crane gantry … to left : JULY 2007 … loop suspension with red ‘bungee’ cord attached ■ Reverse : upper left : seal with SIGNAL THE FROG / New Zealand / World Geocaching / Series 13 … below : SGXXXX … to right : 4 […]

2008 / 01 – Kiwi

■ Obverse : in black and red outer ring : bronze Maori motifs … in centre : black stylised outline of kiwi on woven background ■ Reverse : in red outer ring : NEW ZEALAND RECREATIONAL GPS SOCIETY INC / • 2008 • … in centre : black outline of New Zealand … upper left : GPS.ORG.NZ […]

2008 / 02 – Geocoin Club

■ Obverse : various flags of the world including New Zealand ■ Reverse : wireframe world … at top : Geocoin Club – February 2008 … below : CCXXXX … at bottom : TRACKABLE AT WWW.GEOCACHING.COM … above : compass … to left and right : phases of the moon ■ Dimensions : 51 * 31 mm … ■ Weight […]

2008 / 03 – Kiwifruit (1)

■ Obverse : slice thru a kiwi fruit revealing green flesh, seeds and in centre : map of New Zealand … loop suspension at top ■ Reverse : NEW ZEALAND / CLEAN GREEN / CACHING / USXXXX … kiwi between two green ferns … TRACKABLE ON GEOCACHING.COM ■ Dimensions / Weight : 51 mm / 58 g ■ Design : n/k […]

2010 / 02 – Kaieke (1)

■ Obverse : based on Maori facial tattoo (moko) with at top, 2010 ■ Reverse : in centre panel : “Give as well as take / and all is well” …, below : track me on / www,geocaching.com / XXXXXX / ‘Kaieke’ … all surrounded by Maori motifs ■ Dimensions : n/k mm … ■ Weight : n/k g ■ Designer […]

2010 / 03 – Pike River (2)

■ Obverse : in black and green outer ring : bronze Maori motifs … in centre : black miners helmet with yellow light on woven background … at top : Pike River Mine Disaster … at bottom : 19 November 2010 – 29 Dead ■ Reverse : in green outer ring : NEW ZEALAND RECREATIONAL GPS SOCIETY […]

2010 / 04 – 57th World Ploughing (0)

■ Obverse : around white outer rim : METHVEN NEW ZEALAND / 57th World Ploughing 2010 …in centre : base metal seagull flying over green field with light blue sky and white / dark blue hills in the distance ■ Reverse : pin back … below pin : www.oakpins.com ■ Dimensions : 25 mm … ■ Weight : 7 g ■ Designer […]

2012 / 03 – Dunedin Mega

■ Obverse : in black and blue outer ring : bronze Maori motifs … in centre : yellow-eyed penguin (mega mascot) on woven background … below : NZ MEGA 2012 / 19-22 OCTOBER 2012 ■ Reverse : in blue outer ring : NEW ZEALAND RECREATIONAL GPS SOCIETY INC / • 2007 • … in centre : green […]

2012 / 04 – Obey

■ Obverse : border of maori motif alternating red and white triangles … in centre : maori performing haka superimposed upon ferns ■ On Edge : n/k ■ Reverse : border of maori motif alternating red and white triangles … in centre : stylised kiwi superimposed upon ferns … OBEY / NEW ZEALAND / 2012 ■ […]

2013 / 01 – Auckland, New Zealand

■ Obverse : on outer rim : AUCKLAND / NEW ZEALAND seperated by 4-leafed clover … in centre : SKY TOWER / KOWHAI / RANGITOTo / POHUTUKAWA ■ Reverse : on outer rim : 4-leafed clover … in centre : HARBOUR BRIDGE / MAORI CARVING / OCXXXX / TRACKABLE AT GEOCACHING.COM ■ Dimensions : n/k mm […]

2013 / 02 – Auckland Mega

■ Obverse : in centre : blue & orange pukeko (mascot) … behind : cityscape AUCKLAND / 2013 … various Auckland localities in microprint as background ■ Reverse : in centre : map of New Zealand with Maori motif and Auckland as green dot … to right :S36 43.625’ E174 42.155’ / AUCKLAND / TAMAKI-MAKAU […]

2013 / 04 – Multi-Event : 11-12-13

■ Obverse : n/k ■ Reverse : n/k ■ Dimensions : n/k mm … ■ Weight : n/k g ■ Designer : n/k ■ Maker : n/k ■ Prefix : n/k ■ Known Variants … 1 : ( mintage n/k ) Bronze finish … with xxx enamel  ■ NB : not seen by author … event held on 12-Nov-2013 – USofA date system […]

2014 / 01 – Multi-Event : 12-13-14

■ Obverse : n/k ■ Reverse : n/k ■ Dimensions : n/k mm … ■ Weight : n/k g ■ Designer : n/k ■ Maker : n/k ■ Prefix : n/k ■ Known Variants … 1 : ( mintage n/k ) Bronze finish … with xxx enamel  ■ NB : not seen by author … event held on 13-Dec-2014 – USofA date system MM-DD-YY […]

2015 / 01 – Christchurch Mega (1)

■ Obverse : around outer rim (bare metal) : same as obverse … in centre : coloured image of the new cardboard Cathedral, shipping containers and traffic cones ■ On Edge : TRACKABLE AT GEOCACHING.COM / GSXXXX ■ Reverse : around outer rim : coloured images of Christchurch River Avon and rebuild of city …in […]

2016 / 01 – Turangi Mega (1)

■ Obverse : around outer rim : TURANGI silver fern NEW ZEALAND … in centre : multi-coloured stained glass style image of Mt Ngauruhoe and  trout fisherman in foreground ■ Reverse : around outer rim : Maori koru motifs …at bottom : NZXXXX … in centre : mirror image of obverse ■ Dimensions : 44 […]

ND L / 01 – Lord of the Rings (1)

Earth ■ Obverse : Cirth script – EARTH – at top surrounded by G geocaching logos with rest of outer ring in Cirth script ■ Reverse : at top : LCXXXX … rest of outer ring filled with 5 symbols, alternating with 5 coloured insets ■ Dimensions : 37 mm … ■ Weight : 16 g ■ Designer : n/k ■ Maker : www.geocoinshop.de […]

ND V / 01 – Vietnam War

■ Obverse : in outer ring : VIETNAM WAR / * * * * 1959 – 1975 * * * * … in centre : war memorial with coloured Flag of Vietnam in background ■ On Edge : Trackable on geocaching.com MTXXXX ■ Reverse : in outer ring : coloured flags of all participants ( […]

ND Y / 01 – YUGeo4

■ Obverse : around rim : black with WHY YOU GEO FOR ? at bottom ( cacher’s name YUGeo4 🙂 ) … in centre : long spikey haired geocacher with their trusty GPS ■ On Edge : n/k ■ Reverse : around rim : blue and green maori fern frond pattern … in centre : large kiwi with beak […]