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Stance against Fiji expected to continue, says PM

Stance against Fiji expected to continue, says PM
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The Pacific Islands Forum's stance against Fiji's continued military regime is expected to be reaffirmed when the forum meets in Vanuatu next week, says Prime Minister John Key.

NZ, Aust 'hits' could stifle election plan - coup leader

NZ, Aust 'hits' could stifle election plan - coup leader
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Preparations for the 2014 election to return democracy to Fiji could be compromised if the republic keeps "getting hit in the side by Australia and New Zealand," says Fiji coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Fiji has no reason to defer election -- Key

Fiji has no reason to defer election -- Key
Wellington, July 19 NZPA - Fiji's self-appointed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has no reason to postpone holding elections in 2014, despite threats to do so, Prime Minister John Key says.

Media treatment in Fiji a worry - Key

Media treatment in Fiji a worry - Key
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - More heavy-handed treatment of the media in Fiji is worrying, Prime Minister John Key says.

Fiji coup leader questions ministerial visit

Fiji coup leader questions ministerial visit
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - Fijian coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama questions why New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully and his Australian counterpart want to visit Fiji in the next few weeks.

Forum leaders and foreign ministers hold Fiji talks in NZ

Forum leaders and foreign ministers hold Fiji talks in NZ
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Pacific leaders and foreign ministers meet in Auckland on Monday to talk about returning Fiji to democracy. The Pacific Islands Forum's ministerial contact group (MCG) of foreign ministers is mandated to monitor and report on the situation in Fiji.

Forum leaders and foreign ministers hold Fiji talks in NZ

Forum leaders and foreign ministers hold Fiji talks in NZ
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Pacific leaders and foreign ministers meet in Auckland on Monday to talk about returning Fiji to democracy. The Pacific Islands Forum's ministerial contact group (MCG) of foreign ministers is mandated to monitor and report on the situation in Fiji.

NZ Govt concerned about Fiji media moves

NZ Govt concerned about Fiji media moves
Wellington, April 8 NZPA - The Government would be concerned is there is a crackdown on the Fijian media and is seeking more information, Acting Prime Minister Bill English said today.

Australia Follows New Zealand In Relaxing Travel Ban

Australia Follows New Zealand In Relaxing Travel Ban
Wellington Feb 3 NZPA - Australia has followed New Zealand's lead and relaxed a travel ban on members of Fiji's military-led regime to allow the first Fijian minister to visit Canberra since a 2006 coup on the South Pacific island nation created a deep diplomatic rift.

Reeves Urges Re-Think Of NZ Foreign Policy On Fiji

Reeves Urges Re-Think Of NZ Foreign Policy On Fiji
Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - Former Governor General Sir Paul Reeves -- who helped rewrite Fiji's constitution -- has called for a re-think on New Zealand's foreign policy over Fiji, including the controversial sanctions.

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