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Insight for 24 June 2012 - Fiji's Path to Elections

Sally Round goes to Fiji to check progress towards a new constitution and elections in 2014

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 12 July: Future Financial Stability

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Two months on from the Reserve Banks’ report on financial stability and the three areas identified as posing a risk have worsened.

The Auckland housing market continues to spiral upward, dairy prices are still in the doldrums and global financial conditions, at least in the case of Greece, are hitting crisis point.

Some commentators say this  country needs to alter course before there is a serious readjustment.

Others are more positive.

Philippa Tolley explores how worried New Zealanders should be about financial stability