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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.

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8:12 am Sunday 27 July: Indentifying NZ's Most Vulnerable Kids

Official figures show there are 260,000 children living in poverty and reducing that number is a key focus for the Government.

The Growing Up In New Zealand longitudinal study, which follows the lives of 7000 children and their families, is trying to find out which children are most at risk as early as possible and what can be done to improve their lives. damp window

As its researchers reveal their latest findings on child vulnerability, Radio New Zealand reporter, Anusha Bradley revisits six families involved in the study to see how they are getting on.

 

Image: RNZ/Anusha Bradley

 

8:12 am Sunday 3 August: Future Food Security - Feast or Famine?

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Buffalo ploughs a rice paddy in Vietnam (RNZ/Benedict Collins)

All over the world efforts are underway to try to breed new, stronger and more nutritious varieties of grains, fruits and vegetables for the rising global population.

Work is being carried to try to help farmers keep on producing enough food, as concern about how crops might cope with climate change intensifies.

Radio New Zealand's Rural reporter, Benedict Collins speaks to experts across Asia and New Zealand about the big issues facing food now and what their predictions are for the future.