23 Oct 2013

Fijians in NZ urged to register

9:41 am on 23 October 2013

The Fiji Government will start registering Fijians living in New Zealand for voting in the planned 2014 election on Wednesday.

The information ministry says electronic voter-registration centres will run in Auckland and Wellington until Thursday next week.

Minister responsible for elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, is urging Fijians living in New Zealand to take advantage of the opportunity, saying it is their chance to make their vote count.

Fiji has been under a military-led government since a coup in 2006 led by Commodore Frank Bainimarama.