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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 21 December: Insight: Living Poverty

Alan Smith croppedPensioner Alan Smith in his council bedsit in New Plymouth ( RNZ / Robin Martin)

Insight speaks to those living in, or close to poverty, from around the country about what everyday life is like for them and what changes would really make a difference to their lives

In this programme we hear from the people not the policy makers: from a single father in Nelson to pensioners in Taranaki, a family in Auckland and whanau in Northland.