23 Jun 2013

Gillian Green : Persona Non Grata

From Sunday Morning, 11:12 am on 23 June 2013

Michael Green, who died last year, was a former NZ High Commissioner in Fiji. His tour of duty coincided with shifts in Fiji politics that would lead to the 2006 military coup that established Commodore Frank Bainimarama as the country's leader. Michael wrote a book about his experience and his wife, Gillian Green, talks to Chris about their years in Fiji - until the unexpected announcement of Michaels' change in diplomatic status to Persona Non Grata (unwelcome person) in 2007. Persona Non Grata - Breaking the Bond: New Zealand and Fiji 2004-2007, by Michael Green, is published by Dunmore Publishing Ltd.