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Fiji Government HouseThe process of writing a new constitution is underway in Fiji. It will be the country's fourth since independence in 1970.

The regime of Commodore Frank Bainimarama abolished the 1997 constitution three years ago.

While some have decried the process as a sham and illegal, others hope that what's underway now will mean a return to democracy in elections which the interim government has promised for 2014.

Sally Round has travelled to Fiji and spoken to those spearheading the plans for a new constitution as well as regime critics, politicians and ordinary citizens.

Photo: Government Buildings in Suva.

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 26 April: Insight - The Centenary of the Gallipoli Landings

NZ and Aus soldiers land at Anzac Cove GallipoliNew Zealand and Australian soldiers land at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey. (Photo:Alexander Turnbull Library)

Following the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli itself, Insight highlights the special moments from the Dawn Service through to Chunuk Bair. 

Philippa Tolley speaks to the Radio New Zealand team at Gallipoli about how those attending have responded to the events marking the occasion 100 years on. 

8:12 am Sunday 3 May: New Zealand's Neglected Foetal Alcohol Problem

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The damage that some babies can suffer when pregnant mothers drink heavily has again floated into the public consciousness after the Privy Council accepted that the then convicted murderer Teina Pora suffered from Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

It quashed his conviction for the murder and rape of Susan Burdett and decided that his "frequently contradictory and often implausible confessions and the recent diagnosis of his FASD [Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder] leads to only one possible conclusion ... that reliance on his confessions gives rise to a risk of a miscarriage of justice."            

The number of people in New Zealand affected by the disorder is unknown, but some estimates indicate that 3,000 babies are born with it every year.

Insight's Philippa Tolley has been speaking to families coping with the disorder and Youth Court Judges about what needs to be done.