The President of the New Zealand Fiji Business Council Rick Reid says there's relief that top level diplomatic ties have been resumed between Fiji and New Zealand and Australia.
The three countries have agreed at a meeting of their foreign ministers to re-install high commissioners and relax sanctions after tit for tat diplomatic expulsions three years ago following the 2006 coup.
The move is aimed at supporting Fiji as it prepares for elections in 2014.
Rick Reid says some areas of business have suffered because of recent Fiji-New Zealand relations and Fiji's policy of cultivating trade and diplomatic links with China.
"Their Look North policy has really hurt us. Since 2006 Fijians have got out and met another 126 countries round the world and I suggest one hundred did not even know about Fiji. Fiji seems to be booming and over the last eighteen months we've actually lost out on that."
The President of the New Zealand Fiji Business Council Rick Reid