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SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: Prelude To A Fijian Coup

SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: Prelude To A Fijian Coup


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Fiji: NZ Hosted Talks Conclude - Peters Says Outcome Constructive


UPDATED 9:15am - Scoop News Report: The situation in Suva, Fiji is tense following uncertainty over the outcome of talks between Fiji's PM, Qarase, and the island nation's military commander, Bainimarama. FijiLive.com reports that Fiji's Police Commissioner Andrew Hughes - who had indicated he had enough evidence to charge Bainimarama, on sedition charges - had left Suva for Brisbane. Also, Fiji's military commanded its soldiers to patrol Suva streets Wednesday night in a show of strength designed to warn Pacific leaders against deploying a foreign intervention force to Fiji. See... Audio and Text: Qarase/Bainimarama Summit Meeting Ends
Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Peters Presser on Fiji Crisis Meeting
Scoop Audio.UPDATE Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning reports to Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey the latest on the Fiji coup crisis.
Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning joins Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey to discuss: NZ holds meeting between Fiji's military chief and its PM in attempt to avoid a coup; John Key becomes the new National Party leader; and that poor sod Shrek the Merino sheep gets helicoptered out to a melting ice berg!
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  • Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio & Images: Helen Clark and Winston Peters announce that NZ will be hosting a face to face meeting between Fijian Prime Minister Qarase and Military Commander Commodore Bainimarama.
    BACKGROUND AUDIO:
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio & Text Report: Selwyn Manning on BBC Radio reports: How Fiji's military commander Commodore Frank Bainimarama has intensified threats to overthrow the Fijian government unless it meets his demands.
    Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning about Pacific insecurity, what it was like reporting on the Tonga riots that destroyed Nuku'Alofa, and background to coup-threats in Fiji.

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