New Zealand first competed as an independent nation in 1920. The first athlete to win an Olympic medal for New Zealand as an independent nation was Clarence Hadfield D'Arcy who won a bronze in single scull rowing at the 1920 Games in Antwerp.
Yes, by Jack Lovelock in the 1500 meter run.
Men: Ted Morgan in welterweight boxing at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.
Women: Yvette Williams in long jump at the 1952 Games in Helsinki.
New Zealand Medal was created in 1869.
New Zealand's first medal of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was won by Mahe Drysdale, who achieved a Bronze in the men's singles sculls event. The first Gold medal won by New Zealand at Beijing was achieved by Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell in the Women's Double Sculls.
valerie adams . No! Wrong answer. Valerie Adams is a shot putter from New Zealand and was not the first person to win Gold Medal. The first person , ever, to win the Gold Medal was Leonidas Pyrgos of Greece. He won the medal in Fencing at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens.
New Zealand Gallantry Medal was created on 1999-09-20.
New Zealand Bravery Medal was created on 1999-09-20.
New Zealand Operational Service Medal was created in 2002-07.
New Zealand Defence Service Medal was created in 2011-04.
Ted Morgan (Boxing) (1928).
New Zealand's first Olympic gold medal was won at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam by Ted Morgan in boxing in the welterweight division.