Media reports in Fiji say talks are under way to try to resolve the year-long Fiji crisis, with former New Zealand governor-general Sir Paul Reeves meeting military ruler Commodore Frank Bainimarama.
Sir Paul, a co-architect of Fiji's current 1998 constitution, was in Fiji last week for consultations in his capacity as chairman of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission.
Both Fiji and new Zealand governments are declining any comments about his trip.
However the Fijivillage website reports that the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat agreed to send Sir Paul to Fiji to explore options.
It also said the head of the Fiji Prime Minister's Office, Parmesh Chand, had confirmed that Sir Paul had talks with Commodore Bainimarama.
Sir Paul, who was governor-general between 1985 and 1990, also reportedly met deposed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase and the head of the Catholic Church in Fiji, Archbishop Petero Mataca.
The archbishop heads a military appointed national council, which is to hold public meetings to finalise the controversial people's charter.